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The Artist's Dream

by Nicholas Sammond

A 1913 cartoon by John Randolph and Margaret Bray combines live footage and animation to play on the performative tradition of animation as a form of magic. The Brays are arguably the two central figures in the industrialization of American animation.

The Artist's Dream

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John Randolph Bray's demo reel features a mixture of live footage and animation, and plays on the trope of animation as a form of magic.

from Bray Rarities (1913)
Creator: John and Margaret Bray
Distributor: Cartoons On Film
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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