May 31, 2020
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Thaumatrope is invented A device that allows two images to be 'combined' through a trick of the eye, when the disc is rapidly rotated it allows the eye to perceive them as one due to the eye being unable to process the movements individually Created by 'John Paris' to help display the persistence of vision
John Artyon Paris is born A British Physician The man who created one of the earliest recorded animation devices "Thaumatrope", which was published with W. Phillips in 1825
Phenakitoscope (Fek-a-kiss-to-scope) is invented A device that uses spinning disks that are reflected in mirrors to simulate moving pictures - it is considered the first ever forms of media entertainment that paved the way for future inventions. The meaning possibly meant "optical deception", or more likely, "optical illusion" Created by "Joseph Plateu" and "Simon Stampfer"
John Paris dies
Joseph Plateau is born A Belgian Physicist A fundamental creator of the Phenakitoscope, after studying illusions and effects of colour on the retina for a doctoral thesis.
Joseph Plateau dies
Simon Van Stampfer is born A Austrian Mathematician, Surveyor, and Inventor. One of the creators of the Phenakistiscope and the Zoetrope, after getting inspiration from reading about illusions caused by rapidly moving gears.
Simon Van Stampfer dies
Zoetrope A hollow drum that holds images on long strips that make the images look like they're moving. Not very different from the Phenakitoscope. It allows for progressive phases of motion to be seen by the viewer. Created by Simon Van Stampfer
The first known Flip-Book is created A book that you can flick through the images quickly in order to see a animation, when flicked through quickly enough it allows you to see a short series of moving characters or anything drawn. Usually hand drawn, and is still used in modern times for niche artists. Patented by John Barnes Linnett
Praxinoscope is invented Essentailly the same as the Zoetrope but it has mirrors in the center of interior for easier viewing - allowed for up to 15 minutes of animation Created by Charles-Emile Reynaud
Charles-Emile Reynaud is born The creator of the Praxinoscope Creator of the first projected, animated films.
Charles-Emile Reyanaud dies
"Humorous phases of funny phases" is created The first entirely animated film is created, that uses stop-motion photography to create action Created by J. Stuart Blackton
J. Stuart Blackton is born The creator of the first ever short animation film "The Burglar on the Roof", also famous for " Les Misérables" A British and American Film Maker
J. Stuart Blackton dies
Fantasmagorie The first animatied film that uses hand-drawn animations, and also the first considered animated cartoon Created by Emile Cohl
Emile Cohl is born The creator of the first ever animated cartoon
Emile Cohl dies
First Clay Stop Motion Animation is created A animation based around the Romeo and Juliet Story Created by Helena Smith Dayton
Helena Smith Dayton is born The creator of the first clay stop motion animation A American Film Maker, Sculpter, and Painter. The first female animator to utilize sculpting as a animation form
Helena Smith Dayton dies
Disney is created and formed
Walt Disney is born, the creator of the Walt Disney company
Walt Disney dies
Walt Disney (The man, not the company) creates and releases his first ever animated movie Alice's wonderland, a short silent film in black and white. Wasn't released publically - instead, to prospective distributers
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