Animation History of animation technology: The magic lantern (c. 1650)

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History of animation technology:

The magic lantern (c. 1650) The magic lantern is an early predecessor of the modern day projector.

Thaumatrope (1824) A thaumatrope is a simple toy that was popular in the 19th century.

Phenakistoscope (1831) The phenakistoscope was an early animation device.

Zoetrope (1834) The zoetrope concept was suggested in 1834 by William George Horner, and from the 1860s marketed as the zoetrope.

Flipbook (1868) John Barnes Linnett patented the first flipbook in 1868 as the kineograph.

Praxinoscope (1877) The first known animated projection on a screen was created in France by Charles-Émile Reynaud. Who was a French science teacher.

The silent era (1912) Charles-Émile Reynaud's Theatre Optique is the earliest known example of projected animation.

Walt Disney & Warner Bros (1923) A studio called Laugh-O-Grams went bankrupt and its owner, Walt Disney, opened a new studio in Los Angeles.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Many consider Walt Disney's Snow white and the seven dwarfs was the first animated feature film; though at least seven films were released earlier.

The television era (1951) colour television was introduced to the US Market. In 1958, Hanna-Barbera released Huckleberry Hound, the first half-hour television program to feature only animation. In 1960, Hanna-Barbera released another monumental animated television show, The Flintstones, which was the first animated series on prime time television.

Pixar Animation (1995) The first Pixar animated film was “Toy Story” which was a big hit. Has their sequels to the film and has a fourth upcoming film.

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