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The animation lecture had covered a lot of ground in the history of animation and the lead up to the first feature length animation by Winsor McCay in the early 1900s, however, there were many other animators of that time that helped shape what we think of animation today.

Pat Sullivan was to create the american cartoon, Felix the Cat in 1919, creating his own studio and really starting off major competition between rival animators in the business.In 1923 Walt and Roy Disney found the Warner Brothers studio which sets the very foundations for some of the greatest cartoons to date. Back in the early 20th century, animation was played with someone on the piano in a theatre, but in 1927 the Warner Brothers introduced sound and images with “The Jazz Singer”.  One year from then in 1928, Walt Disney realises the first ever cartoon with synchronised sound called “Steam Boat Willy”.  This is without a doubt one of the most important break throughs in animation, now cartoons had audio that was matched up perfectly and this would be continued on to this very day.

In conclusion animation is all about tricking the eye, manipulating it, thinking there is a moving image from stills.  People like winsor McCay, Pat Sullivan and the Disney brothers were pioneers of their time and without them, i doubt animation would even exhist.

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