Emma's History of Animation

  • The Zoetrope

    The Zoetrope
    The Zoetrope created the effect of a moving picture. The first zoetrope was created in China around 180 AD by the inventor Ting Huan. It consisted of translucent paper or mica panels and it was hung over a lamp. The rising air from the lamp would make the pictures move if the lamp was spun at the correct speed. The modern zoetrope, invented by William George Horner in 1834 was a cylinder that vertical slits around the side. The inside edge of the cylinder had pictures opposite the slits and when
  • Flip Book

    Flip Book
    John Barnes Linnet first patented the flipbook in 1868.
    When the panel of pictures was turned at high speeds, the pictures appeared to move.
  • Kinetoscope

    Thomas Edison invented the kinetoscope in 1889. This machine projected a 50 foot length of film in 13 seconds.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    Steamboat Willie, created by Disney studio, was the first successful animated film with sound.
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    Snow White, created by Disney, was a full length Technicolor movie with sound.