• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.