Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of changeEarly examples of attempts to capture the phenomenon of motion into a drawing can be found in palaeolithic cave paintings, where animals are often depicted with multiple legs in superimposed positions.


The first cartoon animated film ever done  was called Fantasmagorie in 1908 which has been made by the french Émile Cohl. Her work is known to be one of the earliest examples of traditional animation drawn by hand. It os considered by Historians the first animated cartoon.


Historically and technically, the first animated film (in other words, the earliest animated film ever made on standard motion-picture film) was Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906) by newspaper cartoonist J. Stuart Blackton.

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Just below I have done a Animation timeline History.

Animation Timeline made in PHOTOSHOP



The 2D animation is a shortcut of two dimensional animation and exists since late 1800’s. This means that the animation is completely flat and in yearly stages it has been everything has been draw by hand.

The difference between 2D and 3D animation are the 2D animation is drawing a flat object and 3D animation you can see the object from all the sides. For example imagine you have a ball in 2D and 3D animation and you want to move it around to see how it looks from the side, to see the ball from below or from above you will have to draw everything from  another angle, as in 3D animation you will only have to move the camera.

In animation is important to do not neglect storyboarding which is a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for  films or in that case animation. Storyboarding is an important step in the animation process that simply can’t be overlooked. It is mainly set up as a comic book with rough drawing to give an idea of what the animation atmosphere will be.

Here some examples of storyboards

Different types of Animation