A LITTLE HISTORY...
Not much is known about
November Jones, the poor Hungarian surplus lard salesman
who invented the "Dinky Dog" character in 1914.
Up until a few months ago, the only remaining documentation
of the short-lived animated character was this
of a now missing microfiche news article.
That is until a recent discovery of 3 reels of original
"Dinky Dog" cartoons found in a Philadelphia attic. Of the three reels,
only the first cartoon was ever released in the US (Dinky Dog in
Rolling In The Money 1919).
Deemed " ribald, inflammatory & extremely unfunny" at the time,
the film was consistantly met
with an uproar wherever it was shown; in some instances, the audiences stormed the
projection booth to stop the film.
Destitute and broke, Jones disappeared and never made another cartoon.
We have salvaged what we could of this early work, and will attempt to
permantly archive the piece here.
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