Animation Timeline: Stuart Blackton (1875-1941)

Stuart Blackton was a film producer who was among the first filmmakers to use the techniques of stop motion and drawn animation.

Most notable works were that of Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906).

A short animation with random figures and faces being animated with chalk on a chalk board.

Another amazing short by Blackton was The Enchanted drawing, (1900) where he interacted with the drawing with the drawing responding and changing depending on the situation.
Even look at it now in our overly done "special effect world" this animation still makes me question how he did it,  while still being amazed and excited while watching~

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