Directed by wallace mccutcheon edwin s.
Rarebit fiend. The nightmares vary from the slightly off kilter to the maddeningly surreal. Adapted from winsor mccays films and comics of the period this film follows the established. The piece was likely inspired by porters 1906 film and. It was produced by the edison studios about 1908.
Dreams of the rarebit fiend. Size 100 source 78 usercleaned thomas andreae usermetadataentered brian fritz usertransferred. For legal reasons he worked under the pen name silas on the comic strip dream of the rarebit fiend. The fiend was played by john p.
Edison 1903 dream of a rarebit fiend. 78dream of the rarebit fiendgbia0298104a location usa scanner internet archive python library 199 scanningcenter george blood lp. A prolific artist mccays pioneering early animated films far outshone the work of his contemporaries and set a standard followed by walt disney and was an american cartoonist and animator best known for the comic strip little nemo begun 1905 and the animated cartoon gertie the dinosaur. The fiend faces the spectacular mind bending consequences of his free wheeling rarebit binge.
Dream of a rarebit fiend usage attribution 30 topics high silents mccay edison this is the earliest version of this story. A large number of the nemo strips used ideas recycled from rarebit fiend such as the october 31 1907 walking bed episode which was used in the july 26 1908. Rarebit fiend set up a formula which mccay was to use in the better known little nemo. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the.