Winsor McCay's Little Nemo 1911

This animation was the centre piece of a 10 minute film entitled "Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics". The other 8 minutes involve McCay making a wager to produce 4000 drawings within 2 months and make them move. This live-action story was directed by J. Stuart Blackton, who earlier made "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" (released in 1906 and widely regarded as the very first animation).

 McCay died on this date in 1934.
Via Dr. Caligari's Cabinet