Beautiful, interesting, incredible cinema.
An animated dramatization of the notorious World War I German torpedoing of the ocean liner, Lusitania.
2017 | Winner: National Film Registry
Not much variation in scenes, but being the first film of McCay's that he did with cel technology and the first known animated documentary, this is still a must see short from the perspective of animation.
Okay, we get it.
I love that it starts with a dramatization of McCay deciding to make the film. It's like the fourth wall hadn't even been built yet to be broken.
An early animated masterpiece, it's entertaining and informative.