It was produced by the edison studios about 1908.
Rarebit fiend. Dream of a rarebit fiend usage attribution 30 topics high silents mccay edison this is the earliest version of this story. For legal reasons he worked under the pen name silas on the comic strip dream of the rarebit fiend. The piece was likely inspired by porters 1906 film and. 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.
Edison 1903 dream of a rarebit fiend. The fiend was played by john p. 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. Directed by wallace mccutcheon edwin s.
The fiend faces the spectacular mind bending consequences of his free wheeling rarebit binge. 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. 78dream of the rarebit fiendgbia0298104a location usa scanner internet archive python library 199 scanningcenter george blood lp. Rarebit fiend set up a formula which mccay was to use in the better known little nemo.
Adapted from winsor mccays films and comics of the period this film follows the established. The nightmares vary from the slightly off kilter to the maddeningly surreal. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the. Dreams of the rarebit fiend.