Click me

A History of Animation

A HISTORY OF ANIMATION 28,000 BC In prehistoric times cave paintings were used to created stories of hunting and create the illusion of the movement of the bisons. Karagoz In Turkey a mischievous character called Karagoz' was developed on a real person living in Turkey. It worked by having a coloured shadow puppet made from camel hide moving behind a screen made out of muslin with a candle illuminating the scene from the back. 1500s Shadow theatre became popular in France. This involved creating black silhouettes on a screen. 1700s The 'kaleidoscope' was invented by Sir David Brewster, a tube using two mirrors to reflect multiple images of coloured glass pieces. It proved to be one of the most popular optical toys ever created. 1817 The Thaumatrope [pronounced taw-mo-trope] was invented. 1825 **** (Disc with, for example, a picture of a bird on one side and a cage on the other. When the disc is spun it looks like the bird is in the cage). The Zoetrope or The Wheel of Life was invented by George Horner. This was similar to a Phenakistoscope and created the illusion of animation. 1834 The Phenakistoscope [pronounced fen-akiss-to-scope] invented by Joseph Plateau. A round disc with slots around the edge showing individual pictures and when spun the images merge together showing continuous movement e.g. horses running. 1832 The Stereoscope was invented by Charles Wheatstone. The 1838 invention created a 3D image for the viewer looking through two lenses at two images placed next to each other. First modern comic strip 'Max and Mortiz' created by Wilhelm Busch. 1865 Leeds Technical School of Art was founded by Louis Le Prince and his wife Elizabeth. 1871 Louis Le Prince built and patented a one ─░ens camera. 1886 1930s Golden Age of Comics e.g. Flash Gordon, Dick Tracey and Tarzan. AMAZING B FANTASY SPIDER MAN 1934 'Superman' written by Jerome Siegal and Joseph Shuster and created into a newspaper comic strip. 'Spiderman' written by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko illustrated the cartoon to increase the sales of the Amazing Fantasy Comic 1962 Will Vinton received an award for best animated film Mondays'. He copyrighted the term "Claymation' to describe the process of the film production that was built around using clay models. 1975 Pixar (American computer animation company) created "Toy Story'. 1995 'Wallis and Gromit' created by Aardman animations. The characters were brought alive by Nick Park using modelling clay and wire for the characters and then animated using stop motion animation. 2005 00 SOURCE: Visual by. MEADOWS FARM studios

A History of Animation

shared by sally.montgomer... on Nov 19
0 share
From prehistoric cave paintings to create stories to advanced claymation like Wallace and Gromit - the history of animation is truly very interesting. Take a look at this visual to see the development...


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size