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The Vitagraph Company of America

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Alternate Studio Title: American Vitagraph



Founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith in 1897 in Brooklyn, New York. While produciung mainly live-ation silent films, the studio was unique in that it also produced animated films, too. By 1907, American Vitagraph was the most prolific American film production company operating. By 1911, the studio was bi-coastal, opening a second studio in Santa Monica, California. The studio was purchased by Warner Bros. in 1925.

The Vitagraph name was briefly resurrected from 1960 to 1969 at the end of Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes cartoons (starting with 1960's Hopalong Casualty), with the end titles reading "A Warner Bros. Cartoon / A Vitagraph Release". Merrie Melodies of the same period (starting with that same year's From Hare to Heir) had the same end title, with the last line being "A Vitaphone Release". (From August 1968 to the end of the original series in 1969, Merrie Melodies had the last line reading "A Vitagraph Release" while Looney Tunes of that same one-year period read "A Vitaphone Release".) This may have been done to protect the studio's ownership of the two largely defunct trade names.

The Vitagraph Company of America was based in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Humpty Dumpty Circus 1898
The Vitagraph Company of America
 featuring Acrobats, Animals.

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Humorous Phases Of Funny Faces Pictures Cartoons Humorous Phases Of Funny Faces1906 H75272
The Vitagraph Company of America
 featuring Cartoonist.

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The Haunted Hotel 1907
Vitagraph Company of America
 featuring Big-Nosed Man, Silverware, Troll, Sleepers.

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Lightning Sketches 1907
The Vitagraph Company of America
 featuring Cartoonist.

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Princess Nicotine: or, A Smokey Fairy Pictures Cartoons Princess Nicotine: or, A Smokey Fairy1909
The Vitagraph Company of America
 featuring Smoker, Fairies.

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Chew Chew Land; or, The Adventures Of Dolly And Jim 1910
The Vitagraph Company of America
 featuring Jim, Dolly.

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