Running less than half a reel, this Pathe film was an early experiment in combining live action with animation. With pencil in hand, Little Johnny begins sketching his interpretation of the recent race to the North Pole. Reasonably accurate caricatures of Arctic explorers Dr. Cook and Commander Peary come to life on Johnny's easel. The northward journey itself is depicted comically, as the explorers' boats are attacked by all manner of imaginative sea monsters. Once Cook and Peary reach the Pole, they must get past an Eskimo who demands an admission fee.
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