1645 -Magic lantern is invented
1794 -Phantamagoria opens in Paris
1824 -The basis of animation, the Persistence of Vision is explained
1820s- Optical toys are invented Thaumatrope and Zoetrope
1877- Praxinoscope is invented
1882- Eastman Kodak invents celuloid film. Many artists start putting their character drawings onto the film
1892- The first Theatre Optique opens in Paris.
1896- Thomas Edison introduces the motion-picture projector.
1906- James S. Blackton makes the first animated film.
1914- Gertie the Dinosaur, the first film to use character animation, debuts.
1915-1917 -Winsor McCay invents the animation cel.
1928- Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie is the first sound cartoon.
1933 -Willis O'Brien animates King Kong.
1937- Walt Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1941-1945- The UPA studio begins a revolution in animation graphics.
1949- Crusader Rabbit is the first cartoon show made for TV.
1951-UPA's Gerald McBoing Boing receives the Oscar for best animated film.
1960- The Flinstones is the first animated TV show to be broadcast in prime time.
1966- The TV networks launch a full lineup of Saturday morning cartoons.
1968-Pixilation is used in stop-motion photography to make humans look like they can do impossible antics in The Yellow Submarine.
1982 -Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the first feature film to utilize computer animation extensively.
1990-The Simpsons, a prime-time TV cartoon show, attracts a large audience of both adults and children.
1990- Computers are used to create computer animated special effects for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
1996- Toy Story, the first fully computer animated feature film is released by Pixar and Disney.
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