History of Animation
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History of Animation

Explore the rich history of animation, from its early beginnings in 1906 to the innovative works of Walt Disney. Learn about the evolution of animation as a medium for entertainment, propaganda, and storytelling.

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What is another name for traditional animation?

Hand-drawn animation or cel animation

How were traditional animation frames created before digital technology?

Thousands of pictures were drawn entirely by hand on acetate sheets, or cels.

Name two popular animated films created using traditional animation.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty

What was the title of the earliest known animated film made in France in 1906?

<p>Humorous Phases of Funny Faces</p> Signup and view all the answers

What technique combines traditional animation with live-action video?

<p>Placing the cels on top of the film</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who created the first animated cartoon with synchronized sound in 1928?

<p>Walt Disney</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which animation film used a pop-art style that was popular at the time of its making?

<p>Yellow Submarine</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which company released the first full-length feature film in 1937?

<p>Disney</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is Studio Ghibli known for in terms of animation style?

<p>Distinctive anime look</p> Signup and view all the answers

What significant event occurred in the history of animation in 1993?

<p>Creation of software for 3D animation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What popular form of animation is known for using clay figures?

<p>Clay animation</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which animation style involves physically manipulating objects to create movement?

<p>Stop-motion animation</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does animation help in communicating emotions and ideas?

<p>Animation helps in communicating emotions and ideas in a unique, easy-to-perceive way.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a MAP in the context of animation?

<p>MAP stands for multi animator project.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does animation help in creating a less intimidating feel for serious topics?

<p>Animation can make something sad or serious have a playful, less intimidating feel.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of using animated characters over live-action actors in storytelling?

<p>Animated characters feel like their own beings.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How has animation helped in uniting people with different beliefs and interests?

<p>Animation has helped connect people worldwide, regardless of their beliefs and interests.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What role does animation play in making stories more engaging and thought-provoking?

<p>Animation serves as a way to make heartwarming stories that provoke thought.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Traditional Animation

  • Also known as hand-drawn animation, or classical animation
  • Frames were created by hand-drawing each frame, then photographing or scanning the drawings for filming

Early Animated Films

  • Two popular animated films created using traditional animation: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and The Jungle Book (1967)
  • Earliest known animated film made in France in 1906: Fantasmagorie by Émile Cohl

Animation Techniques

  • Combining traditional animation with live-action video: Integrating (or Mixed Media) Technique
  • First animated cartoon with synchronized sound: Steamboat Willie (1928) by Walt Disney

Animation Styles

  • Pop-art style: Yellow Submarine (1968)
  • Studio Ghibli known for watercolor-inspired, fantastical, and detailed animation style

History of Animation

  • 1937: First full-length feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, released by Walt Disney Productions
  • 1993: First fully computer-animated feature film, Toy Story, released by Pixar Animation Studios

Stop-Motion Animation

  • Known for using clay figures, also referred to as Claymation
  • Involves physically manipulating objects to create movement

Communication and Storytelling

  • Animation helps communicate emotions and ideas by adding visual context and tone
  • Map (Motion Amplification Process) in animation: a technique to record and amplify subtle movements for realistic animations
  • Animation helps create a less intimidating feel for serious topics by making them more approachable and engaging
  • Animated characters can be more relatable and engaging than live-action actors in storytelling
  • Animation can unite people with different beliefs and interests by conveying universal messages and emotions
  • Animation makes stories more engaging and thought-provoking by adding visual interest and creativity

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