History of Animation

Timeline created by Bpower
  • Flip Book Animation Introduced

    Flip Book Animation Introduced
    The first Flip Book animation appeared in September 1868 and it was patented by John Barnes Linnett, he patented it under the name kineograph. Info (actual date unknow)
  • Creation of the Praxinoscope

    Creation of the Praxinoscope
    The praxinoscope was invented in 1877 by Charles-Émile Reynaud. It was made by using strips of picture around the inside of a circle, and a set of mirrors on another circle inside the original. If the wheel is turned the image appears to be moving. The praxinoscope is the successor of the zoetrope.
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  • One of the First Motion Picture Film Cameras Made

    One of the First Motion Picture Film Cameras Made
    Although the date of the first movie camera is unknown the one made by Louis Le Prince was definately one of the first. He used a single lens camera and Eastmans paper film. He was not granted a patent for his single lens camera due to an interfering patent. He was granted a patent for his 16 lens camera that combined a motion picture camera with a projector InfoInfo
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  • Stop Motion Animation

    Stop Motion Animation
    Albert E. Smith and J. Stuart Blackton were the first people to use stop motion animation in 1898 when they created The Humpty Dumpty Circus. Info (actual date unknown)
  • Sherlock Homes Baffled

    Sherlock Homes Baffled
    Arthur Marvin was the first person to use Arthur Conan Doyle's detective character in a short feature film. Since the show includes a detective it is also considered the first detective film recorded. The show has a running time of 30 seconds. Info (actual date unknown)
  • J. Stuart Blackton Directs Humorous Phases of Funny Faces

    J. Stuart Blackton Directs Humorous Phases of Funny Faces
    This was one of the first films that used stop-motion. It is a silent film that was produced by J. Stuart Blackton in 1906. Info (actual date unknown)
  • Émile Cohl Releases Fantasmagorie

    Émile Cohl Releases Fantasmagorie
    This film was released in 1908 and was considered one of the first fully animated films ever made. It was made using 700 drawings and had a running time of only 2 minutes. Info (actual date unknown)
  • Gertie the Dinosaur

    Gertie the Dinosaur
    Gertie the Dinosaur was released in 1914 by Winsor McCay. It was not the first animated film but is considered the first cartoon that had a character with an appealing personality. It was made using keyframe animation and it has a running time of 12 minutes. Info (acutal date unknown)
  • Walt Disney Brings Out Alice's Wonderland

    Walt Disney Brings Out Alice's Wonderland
    Alice's Wonderland was the first Disney film featuring Alice. It was a black and white, silent film with a running time of 12 minutes and 29 seconds. Info (actual date unknown)
  • Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio Opens

    Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio Opens
    The Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded on October 16,1923 by Walt and Roy Disney. The company was opened during the "silent era", and the creation of the Alice Comedies began. Info
  • Mickey Mouse is Introduced

    Mickey Mouse is Introduced
    Mickey Mouse was introduced and voiced by Walt Disney in 1928 after he lost his character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Mickey's first debut was in Plane Crazy. The first Mickey cartoon with sound was Steamboat Willie. Info
  • Betty Boop Introduced

    Betty Boop Introduced
    Betty Boop made her first appearance in 1930 in a cartoon called Dizzy Dishes. She was created by Max Fleischer with help from various animators. The film series was produced by Fleischer Studios and then released by Paramount Pictures. Info
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  • Tom and Jerry, the First Installment

    Tom and Jerry, the First Installment
    Tom and Jerry were first introduced in 1931 by Van Beuren in a short film called Wot a Night, lasting 8 minutes and 19 seconds. The series only lasted 2 years. In 1940 Joseph Barbera and William Hanna re-created the series using a cat and a mouse. Info
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    In 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs became the first full-length animated movie. It was also the first produced in full colour and the first to be produced by Walt Disney. InfoI
  • Elbert Tuganov Founds Puppet Animation Division

    Elbert Tuganov Founds Puppet Animation Division
    After his staff grew to 20, it was decided that puppets would make their way into his studio. He made a number of films for both adults and children. Info
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  • The Smurfs are Introduce by Pierre Culliford

    The Smurfs are Introduce by Pierre Culliford
    Pierre Culliford introduced the Smurfs first in a comic strip in a Belgian magazine, Spirou. Later it was translated into English and was made into a childrens cartoon by the Hanna-Barbera Productions Info
  • Star Wars Brings Great Special Effects

    Star Wars Brings Great Special Effects
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is the first of 6 films in the Star Wars film series. It was written and directed by George Lucas. It relied heavily on the computer for its special effects but in the end came out with impressive results. Info
  • Jurassic Park Creates Realistic Animals

    Jurassic Park Creates Realistic Animals
    In 1993 the first Jurassic Park film was released. It was praised for its use of CGI and being able to create realistic animals. Info
  • Toy Story Begins

    Toy Story Begins
    Toy Story was released in 1995 by Disney/Pixar. It was the first Disney/Pixar film made, as well as the first feature film made entirely with CGI (computer-generated imagery) basically meaning, it was made 100% on the computer. Info