The History of Animation—A Timeline

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 30 Dec 2010
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This is an important reference guide for you to have bookmarked. Recenlty, we were re-reading our Ralph Bakshi feature from April 2010, and we had some questions about certain animation trends and historical references that we were trying to connect. In perfect fashion, Animazing Gallery in NYC has a very concise, thorough timeline on the history of important animation art moments.


Obviously, Steamboat Willie in 1928 being the first successful sound animated film made Mickey Mouse an international star, and launched the Disney studio that we know of today as the Kings of the game.

But the 1889 invention of the Kinetoscope by Thomas Edison that projected a 50ft length of film in approximately 13 seconds was a major moment.

Personally, we like the 1968 premiere of "Yellow Submarine" and the 1987 beginnings of "The Simpsons" on the "Tracy Ullman Show" as major moments. Pixar's "Toy Story" in 1995 was a mega moment as well.

Look at the Timeline here, learn something new for the new year. We are.