The Sinking Of The LusitaniaThe Sinking Of The Lusitania (1918) Theatrical Cartoon
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- Theatrical ShortShort
- Traditional Animation
- Winsor McCay
- Distributed by: Vitagraph Film Corporation, Box Office Attractions, Jewel Productions, Universal Films
- Directed By John D. Tippet.
- Produced By Winsor McCay.
- Animated By Winsor McCay.
- Written By Winsor McCay.
- Originally Released on May 18, 1918.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 11 minutes.
- Black & White
Animated account of the sinking of the cruise ship the Lusitania on May 7, 1915 by the German submarine U-39. The ship carried approximately 1,500 passengers, many of them Americans. Two torpedoes sank the ship and took 1,150 lives. The film opens with Winsor... (more)
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Mixture of animation and live action (in which Winsor McCay appears, being asked to draw a cartoon account of the sinking).
Film exhibitor Dennis Nyback estimates that this movie contains around 20,000 drawings.
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