The fiend faces the spectacular mind bending consequences of his free wheeling rarebit binge.
Rarebit fiend. 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. Adapted from winsor mccays films and comics of the period this film follows the established. Edison 1903 dream of a 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.
For legal reasons he worked under the pen name silas on the comic strip dream of the rarebit fiend. Dream of a rarebit fiend usage attribution 30 topics high silents mccay edison this is the earliest version of this story. 78dream of the rarebit fiendgbia0298104a location usa scanner internet archive python library 199 scanningcenter george blood lp. 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 was played by john p. The piece was likely inspired by porters 1906 film and. A large number of the nemo strips used ideas recycled from rarebit fiend such as the october 31 1907 walking bed episode which was used in the july 26 1908. Size 100 source 78 usercleaned thomas andreae usermetadataentered brian fritz usertransferred.
It was produced by the edison studios about 1908. The nightmares vary from the slightly off kilter to the maddeningly surreal. Rarebit fiend set up a formula which mccay was to use in the better known little nemo. 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.