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Since the beginnings of time human beings have tried to capture a sense of motion in their art From the paintings in caves from centuries ago to the paintings alongside the remains of long-dead pharaohs this quest for capturing motion has been a common theme throughout many of mankinds artistic endeavours Animation is also a way to capture motion Animation is the process of making pictures look like they are moving In the pre 1920s is the time when animation starts and where all the important technologies and famous cartoon characters were created In the pre 1920s there not a lot of entertainment for the people There was so no television until later in the era People didnt watch movies or cartoons The people that time didnt know about the technologies and watching cartons wasnt very popular The economic pressure to make the cartoon equal to comic strip was really hard on animation therefore it was held back Animators who had the opportunity to have one film out every week had nearly no time to edit their work or analyze their medium and no time to experiment during their except on the job In the pre 1920s many technological advances took place In 1826 John Ayrton Paris invents the Thaumatrope it is a disc with separate paintings on each side One side had a picture of a bird and then other with a cage When the disc is turned really fast it will seem as if the bird is in the cage In 1831 Joseph Platueau invented the Phenakistoscope It is a disc on a stick with drawings around the centre of it and slits next to each drawing the person will spin the disc and look through it in the mirror so it looks like the images are moving Then there was the Daedalum or wheel of the devil invented by William Horner It is a strip of paper with drawings placed
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