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Pre 1908 Animation - The Early Years »

Steve Cavalier | Thursday September 22, 2011

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, Animation, Pre-1908, Hot Entries

The beginnings of animation can perhaps be traced back to a paper published by Peter Roget in 1824 for The British Royal Society called ‘The persistence of vision with regard to moving objects’. Following this came the invention of such devices as the phenakitstoscope (1831), the zoetrope (1834) and the praxinoscope (1892), all variations of the idea of sequence of images viewed on a rotating drum, although these were all somewhat preceded by a very basic zoetrope invented in ancient China around 180 AD!

(A modern more sophisticated version of the zoetrope can be seen in...

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