Author(s): John Canemaker
McCay's ten animated films, among them How a Mosquito Operates (1912) and Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), remain landmarks in the history of this art and were unmatched in the fluid movement and personality of the characters until the mature films of Walt Disney came along two decades later.
John Canemaker is an award-winning independent animator and animation historian. Canemaker has written eight books on animation history, is a regular contributor to The New York Times and lectures internationally. www johncanemaker.com Maurice Sendak has illustrated sixty books by other authors and nineteen books of his own, including his 1964 classic Where the Wild Things Are, winner of the Caldecott medal.