Everyone loves cartoons! So we’re taking an unusual look at two big moments in cartoon history – when a vaudeville performer and comic-strip writer made animation history on a cold Chicago night, and also when a cheeky political cartoonist brought down one of the most crooked politicians in history.
Gertie the Dinosaur and Winsor McCay read by Amber Estes-Thieneman
Thomas Nast and Boss Tweed read by Jason Lawrence
On the Sunny Side of the Street performed by Mick Sullivan
The Past and the Curious is a history program for kids, families and adults. We are a proud Kids Listen member and dedicated to nurturing curiosity of the past in everyone.
Special thanks to Chaska, Lani, and Mirabel at Book Power for Kids
Written and produced by Mick Sullivan. Don’t steal things you didn’t create.
If you want to watch Gertie, here’s a Youtube link!