His Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) was also an early example of character development in drawn animation.The most successful producer at the time was John Randolph Bray, who, along with animator Earl Hurd, patented the cel animation process that dominated the animation industry for the rest of the decade.Humans have probably attempted to depict motion as far back as the Paleolithic period.
Animation is a method in which pictures are manipulated to appear as moving images.
In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film.
Animation is more pervasive than many people realise.
Apart from short films, feature films, animated gifs and other media dedicated to the display of moving images, animation is also heavily used for video games, motion graphics and special effects.
Television and video are popular electronic animation media that originally were analog and now operate digitally.
For display on the computer, techniques like animated GIF and Flash animation were developed.A 5,200-year old pottery bowl discovered in Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran, has five sequential images painted around it that seem to show phases of a goat leaping up to nip at a tree.In 1833, the phenakistiscope introduced the stroboscopic principle of modern animation, which would also provide the basis for the zoetrope (1866), the flip book (1868), the praxinoscope (1877) and cinematography.Inspired by Émile Cohl's stop-motion film Les allumettes animées [Animated Matches] (1908), Ladislas Starevich started making his influential puppet animations in 1910.Winsor Mc Cay's Little Nemo (1911) showcased very detailed drawings.Porter experimented with stop-motion animation, possibly since around 1899.Blackton's The Haunted Hotel (1907) was the first huge success that baffled audiences with objects apparently moving by themselves and inspired other filmmakers to try the technique. Stuart Blackton also experimented with animation drawn on blackboards and some cutout animation in Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906).His Pantomimes Lumineuses series of animated films each contained 300 to 700 frames that were manipulated back and forth to last 10 to 15 minutes per film.Piano music, song, and some dialogue were performed live, while some sound effects were synchronized with an electromagnet.Animators are artists who specialize in creating animation.The word "animation" stems from the Latin "animationem" (nominative "animatio"), noun of action from past participle stem of "animare", meaning "the action of imparting life".