Father of Animation

Topics: Pixar, Animation, Traditional animation Pages: 4 (1103 words) Published: February 12, 2013
Who is the father of animation ?

People might say Walt Disney, but there were animated movie cartoons, based on comic strips for the most part, pre-Disney. It is believed that Felix the Cat-in black and white, was the earliest Movie animated cartoon by the King Features Syndicate and by accident of history- a soaky-head puppet used as a test subject on a turntable in l947- the first Television cartoon- regular movie-based Felix shorts were also probably the first regularly televised. Chronology as follows (movie cartoons): Felix the Cat (silent)-l923, Bugs Bunny (sound)-l927 earliest Mickey Mouse- (originally called steamboat willie)-l928.

Who is the father of 3D animation ?
John Lasseter
(born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, film director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.[1] Lasseter's first job was with The Walt Disney Company, where he became an animator. Next, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. After the Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucas film was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986, Lasseter oversaw all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer and he directed Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2.

Animation is a graphic representation of drawings to show movement within those drawings.  A series of drawings are linked together and usually photographed by a camera.  The drawings have been slightly changed between individualized frames so when they are played back in rapid succession (24 frames per second) there appears to be seamless movement within the drawings.      Pioneers of animation include Winsor McCay of the United States and Emile Cohl and Georges Melies of France.  Some consider McCay's Sinking of the Lusitania from 1918 as the first animated feature film.      Early animations, which...
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