Today Google changed their logo to celebrate the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo comic. Whenever you hear anyone talk about the roots of traditional animation, or the illusion of life, you hear the name Winsor McCay. He was a great pioneer of his time, and made way for future traditional animation enthusiasts.

His comic Little Nemo originally ran in newspapers between 1905 and 1914. It has been adapted for the stage, screen, even a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) video game release, titled “Little Nemo: The Dream Master.” Which I can remember playing quiet a bit.

Actors Benefit for Crippled Children, Winsor McCay sketching 1908

Winsor McCay’s comic Little Nemo

I did a video capture of the Google animation.
Watch Google’s Tribute to Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo – Click Here

Here are a few related Winsor McCay goodies you should check out:

Winsor McCay – The Master Edition DVD

Gives a great background story on Winsor McCay:

Little Nemo (1911 35mm Partially Hand Colored)

Little Nemo (1989 Full Movie)

Little Nemo – The Dream Master (NES Gameplay)

These are just some of the great things to come about from Winsor McCay’s character Little Nemo. To find out more simply google “Winsor McCay” or “Little Nemo”. Google is asking for it!

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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle has been making animated online cartoons since 2001 for his website In 2009 Lavalle started learning from Don Bluth in his hand-drawn animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. In 2011 he started this website after seeing most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation. Lavalle also is the host of the popular online series. "The Traditional Animation Show". Lavalle is currently working for Don Bluth Films as a Production Manager and helped champion Dragon's Lair: The Movie Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.

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