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Rarebit Fiend

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.

Rarebit fiend. Dream of a rarebit fiend usage attribution 30 topics high silents mccay edison this is the earliest version of this story. Rarebit fiend set up a formula which mccay was to use in the better known little nemo. It was produced by the edison studios about 1908. 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. Directed by wallace mccutcheon edwin s. For legal reasons he worked under the pen name silas on the comic strip dream of the rarebit fiend. Size 100 source 78 usercleaned thomas andreae usermetadataentered brian fritz usertransferred.

Edison 1903 dream of a rarebit fiend. Dreams of the rarebit fiend. The piece was likely inspired by porters 1906 film and. The edison military band performed a piece called dream of the rarebit fiend on an edison cylinder edison 9585 in 1907 written by thomas w.

The fiend faces the spectacular mind bending consequences of his free wheeling rarebit binge. 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. 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. Adapted from winsor mccays films and comics of the period this film follows the established.