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Rarebit Fiend

Edison 1903 dream of a rarebit fiend.

Rarebit fiend. Rarebit fiend set up a formula which mccay was to use in the better known little nemo. The pet not rated 11min animation short 26 september 1921 usa after eating a rarebit a man has an odd dream in which his wife takes in a strange looking animal that eats everything in sight and keeps growing until it threatens the entire city. The rarebit fiend has a habit of eating toasted cheese before going to bed and consistently wakes up from a nightmare at the end of each piece. The nightmares vary from the slightly off kilter to the maddeningly surreal.

A prolific artist mccays pioneering early animated films far outshone the work of his contemporaries and set a standard followed by walt disney and was an american cartoonist and animator best known for the comic strip little nemo begun 1905 and the animated cartoon gertie the dinosaur. 78dream of the rarebit fiendgbia0298104a location usa scanner internet archive python library 199 scanningcenter george blood lp. For legal reasons he worked under the pen name silas on the comic strip dream of the rarebit fiend. It was produced by the edison studios about 1908.

Directed by wallace mccutcheon edwin s. A large number of the nemo strips used ideas recycled from rarebit fiend such as the october 31 1907 walking bed episode which was used in the july 26 1908. Adapted from winsor mccays films and comics of the period this film follows the established. The fiend was played by john p.

There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the. The fiend faces the spectacular mind bending consequences of his free wheeling rarebit binge. Size 100 source 78 usercleaned thomas andreae usermetadataentered brian fritz usertransferred. The piece was likely inspired by porters 1906 film and.