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Winsor McCay’s vaudeville act needed a new capstone. Though he had captivated audiences with earlier animated pieces, including Little Nemo, a 1911 film about a child who had amazing dreams, vaudeville success demanded constant innovation. Plus, his most recent production, How a Mosquito Operates (1912), had left audiences puzzled. Many people did not understand how animation worked, and they (wrongly) charged McCay with “performing some sort of trick with wires” to make his mosquito move.
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