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The Pet (1921)

by Nicholas Sammond

A woman goes to sleep and dreams about finding and taking care of a pet after eating some rarebit fiend. The pet eats everything and grows enormous, so the husband plans to poison it. The poison only makes it grow bigger, therefore the army must stop it, which it does by dropping bombs on the giant pet as it eats the city buildings. The short is very reminiscent of McCay's early Gertie the Dinosaur animation, revealing the power of animation while also suggesting its danger and uncontrollable nature.

The Pet (1921)

A woman goes to sleep and dreams about finding and taking care of a pet after eating some rarebit. The pet eats everything and grows enormous, so the husband plans to poison it. The poison only makes it grow bigger, and the army must stop it.

from Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend - The Pet (1921)
Creator: Winsor McCay
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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