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Animation Timeline

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Rachel Chamberlain

on 6 January 2015

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Animation Timelines
Animation key moments
French fantasy film-maker Georges Méliès discovers frame-to-frame trick effects, using them in many of his subsequent films.
Britain's Arthur Melbourne uses stop-motion to animate matches for the commercial Matches: An Appeal.
2002 March
(cc) image by jantik on Flickr
Early Animation
Thaumatrope invented, often been credited to the astronomer Sir John Herschel. However, it was a well-known London physicist, Dr. John A. Paris, who made this toy popular.
Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau invents Phenakistoscope
Zoetrope invented by William George Horner
The Praxinoscope, invented in 1877 by the Frenchman Charles Reynaud
James Stuart Blackton uses stop-motion trickery to turn sketches into objects in Enchanted Drawings
Winsor McCay creates Gertie the Dinosaur
Zoopraxiscope invented by Eadward Muybridge

Eadward Muybridge developed a way, using 16 cameras, to capture the image of a the horse galloping to prove that all of it feet left the ground.
The first motion sequence photographs were taken in Eadward Muybridge
Thomas Edison - Kinetoscope first demonstrated his new invention to the public.
Release of Disney's synchronised sound cartoon Steamboat Willie, starring Mickey Mouse
Méliès’ principle contribution to cinema was the combination of traditional theatrical elements to motion pictures
(Emily) Cohl placed each drawing on an illuminated glass plate and then traced the next drawing-with variations-on top of it until he had some 700 drawings.
Russian Animator Ladislaw Starewicz produces stop motion/puppet film about infidelity among the insects
Bobby Bumps Starts a Lodge
Earl Hurd and John Bray - First cel animation
Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs- It was the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history
1986- CGI - John Lasseter directs the CGI short Luxo Jr.
1988 Debut of The Simpsons in short segments on The Tracey Ullman Show

Jan Svankmajer makes a live-action/stop-motion feature version of Alice.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit, is a groundbreaking blend of live action and animation

1989 Nick Park's gets the Oscars for Creature Comforts
1993 Tim Burton produces Disney's musical stop-motion feature The Nightmare before Christmas
1995 John Lasseter's Toy Story is the world's first feature-length CGI cartoon, heralding the biggest animation revolution since Steamboat Willie.
2005 The return of stop-motion, with Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride and Wallace and Gromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, by Nick Park
2001 - Spirited Away
2002 - Lord of the Rings - Gollum
2010 - UP
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