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Welsh cartoon dog rediscovers global fame.

A CARTOON dog from Wales is appearing on international movie screens - 75 years after its last starring role when silent cinema was in its heyday.

Films of Jerry the Troublesome Tyke, created by former Cardiff projectionist Sid Griffiths, will feature daily at the world's leading silent film festival at Sacile, Italy, from today until next Saturday.

The mercurial mutt, who recently made his TV debut in Wales on the BBC's digital channel 2W, appears at the Giornate del Cinema Muto event near Venice, attended by around 700 delegates, movie enthusiasts, archivists, writers and collectors from all over the world.

Jerry has already become the logo and mascot of the Welsh Animation Group of current screen animators, including Oscarnominated Joanna Quinn.

Around 10 films will be shown in Italy - a quarter of the surviving movies of Jerry, star of the first animation films from Wales. All 40 were recently restored in a joint project between the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales and British Pathe.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Oct 12, 2002
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