Hen Hop - Norman McLaren - 1942 "in one operation, which is drawing directly onto the 35mm clear machine leader with an ordinary pen nib and India ink, a clean jump was made from the ideas in my head to the images on what would normally be called a developed negative"
Still frame from Windsor McCay's Little Nemo (1911.) A popular newspaper strip at the time Little Nemo was quite possibly one of the earliest preexisting stars to get his own cartoon spinoff. Better still, he was drawn for film by his own creator McKay.
A Chairy Tale (1957) is a 1957 stop-motion pixilation short film co-directed by Norman McLaren and Claude Jutra, and starring Jutra and a most uncooperative chair. The film humorously portrays Jutra's attempts to sit on the chair - and it on him - set to the music of Ravi Shankar and Chatur La.