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History Of Animation

By jayme6
  • Early Moving-Picture Production

    Early Moving-Picture Production
    A man in France named Emil Reynaud opened a theatre using an invention called the Praxinoscope. It used turning mirrors to reflect images and produce a 10 to 15 minute "moving picture."
  • First Sounds Recorded- An Animator's Dream

    First Sounds Recorded- An Animator's Dream
    Sound was recorded for the very first time using a magnetic recording device. Animation enthusiasts were obviously extatic and taught themselves this newly discovered technology as soon as possible.
  • The Start of Animation

    The Start of Animation
    Emile Cohl made his first film in France. He called it "FANTASMAGORIE." Many know this as the first animated film ever.
  • London Introduces Cinemas

    London Introduces Cinemas
    .Windsor Mcay's second film "The Story of Mosquito" was a hit.
    .Wladyslaw Starewicz makes his first 3D animated film, "The Cameramans Revenge"
    .About 5 million people began attending cinemas daily in the US
    .London has 400 cinemas!
  • Gertie the Dinosaur

    Gertie the Dinosaur
    This short animation film was created by Windsor Mcay. Though it was short it became popular very quickly.
  • Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat
    The first of Felix the Cat
    A man named Otto Messmer, who had been working in animation for a few years, created a character named Felix the Cat. Felix was very successful and ended up including multiple characters and objects.
  • Laugh-O-Grams

    20-year old Walt Disney started here. Laugh-O-Grams was his first animation film studio. It was founded in 1921 in Kansas City Missouri. This was the studio that gave Walt the inspiration to create Mickey Mouse. The feature film "Walt Before Mickey" was created here. Unfortunatley, the company became bankrupt after a short 3 years, but the good news is that this was the beginning of Walt Disney's sucsess.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    After his failure at Laugh O Grams, Walt Disney did not give up on his love for animating films. In 1928 he released a short animatred film called "Steamboat Willie." This film featured Mickey Mouse and used sound for the very first time in history. It was an instant hit. Mickey Mouse was loved by everyone, Walt was an animation genius.
  • Warner Bros. Studio is Born

    Warner Bros. Studio is Born
    In 1930, the largest entertainment, music and film studio was born. It was founded by the Warner Brothers, note the name "Warner Bros," Albert, Harry, Sam and Jack Warner. This is the year that Looney Toons excelled. The studios headquarters are in Burbank, California USA.
  • Walt Disney First Academy Award

    Walt Disney First Academy Award
    This is a clip from the hit film Flowers and Trees
    In 1932 Walt won his very first Academy Award for his motion picture "Flowers and Trees." This was the first film in the history of animation to use technicolor. (colour) Which is why it was such a big hit. 1932 was also the year that Goofy was born into the Looney Toons.
  • Three Orphan Kittens Goes Big

    Three Orphan Kittens Goes Big
    Three Orpan Kittens
    In 1935, Walt Disney won another Academy Award for his colour film "Three Orphan Kittens" Also, "Colour Box" was the first film to be animated by painting directly on film and shown to audience. "I Haven't Got a Hat" which was the first film to feautre Porky Pig. Also, Comicolour Cartoon produces "Tin Soldier."
  • Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

    Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
    Original Trailor (1937)
    In 1937, Walt Disney produced the firt ever full length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This movie was a sudden hit, in fact "Whistle While You Work," a song from Snow White was one of the most popular song at the time. The movie was first released in the USA on December 21st.
  • Ionic Characters Grow

    Ionic Characters Grow
    The next decade brought several new popular characters to life. This included Woody Woodpecker, Mighty Mouse, and Tom and Jerry. Each of these films were big hits, and are still well known today.
  • Beginning of Computer Generated Movies

    Beginning of Computer Generated Movies
    This is a video showing the first of computer animated movies
    At the University of Utah, a man named Ed Catmull developed a method of creating computer generated movies. It used scripting language. This was the beginning of an animation uprise. Animation became alot easier and animators now had access to more techonology to improve their films.
  • 3D and Beyond

    3D and Beyond
    Apple computer company produced a method for creating 3-D films, and in 1995 Toy Story was released as the first full-length 3-D film. The animation industry would never be the same. From here on more and more 3D films were created, and people were amazed.