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[Detail] Krazy Kat goes a-wooing. 1916.


Collection Overview

Origins of American Animation includes 21 animated films (and two film fragments) which span the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings. They show how early animated films were connected with newspaper comic strips such as Keeping Up With the Joneses, Krazy Kat and The Katzenjammer Kids. The collection shows the development of animation and reflects the attitudes of early twentieth-century America.

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  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

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