2-D Animation

2-D animation is the illusion of movement using rapidly changing 2-D images. The earliest found case of 2-D animation was a jug from Iran, dated back to 3000 B.C. To give an comparison, the last mammoth died out in 1650 B.C., 2350 years later. Animation was largely inactive from then until the 17th when the first mechanical system of animation was developed, the Magic Lantern. Animation had a major jump start from then with the invention of the Phenakiscope, Zoetrope and Praxinoscope. In 1928 however, Walt Disney Made waves with the animation Steamboat Willie, The first Animation fully synced with sound. An immediate success, Disney paved the way for future animation. In 1937 Disney trail-blazed with a new achievement, first fully animated film, with award winning Snow White. After this the boom of animation occurred, companies such as Disney, MGM, Warner Brothers and Max Fleischer defined the industry. In 1960, Hanna-Barberra Released The Flintstones, the first prime time animated T.V. show.

Today many new methods of 2-D animation exist. Stop animation, cell-shaded, rotoscoping and drawn-on-film. many of these techniques are still used today by leading companies and individual of the animation field.
Stop animation is the art of physically manipulating an object so it appears as if it's moving. typically the object is moved in small increments after each shot to make the movement smoother. South Park, Monty Python,

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