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When did the first official cartoon come out?

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Summer is a great time to go catch up on some cartoons that you missed during the school year. That might be why a TPL Kids website visitor has submitted this wonder. This week we wonder, when did the first official cartoon come out?

 

According to Britannica Library, Émile Cohl developed a form of animation that used stick figures. 

Many film historians consider Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908) to be the first animated cartoon. Fatansmagorie is a cartoon where objects continuously morph into different things. 

 

So the next time you’re watching The LEGO Movie, consider how the humble beginnings of animation have evolved into films where everything is awesome. 

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