The Sinking Of The Lusitania (1918) Theatrical Cartoon

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The Sinking Of The Lusitania

The Sinking Of The Lusitania (1918) Theatrical Cartoon The Sinking Of The Lusitania

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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.
  • Originally Released on May 18, 1918.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 11 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

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)

Cartoon Production Information:

Silent cartoon.

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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