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The 1908 Fantasmagorie is considered to be the world’s first animation, and it was a stick moving around, over the year’s animation techniques have grown, and the creations created gotten better. Animations help to make stories believable. This trivia questions quiz is a quick history of animation! Check it out and learn some more about growth or animation and different works made throughout history. All the best as you tackle it!


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  • 1. 

    __________________ was originally a journalist who interviewed Thomas Edison about his M.P. Camera then quit his job and created a short called an Enchanted Drawing in 1900. He is credited as the Father of Animation and developed stop motion and frame by frame techniques. In 1902 he created the short the humorous phases of funny faces.

    Correct Answer
    J. Stuart Blackton
    Blackton
    Explanation
    J. Stuart Blackton is the correct answer. He was originally a journalist who interviewed Thomas Edison about his M.P. Camera. After the interview, he quit his job and created a short called an Enchanted Drawing in 1900. Blackton is credited as the Father of Animation and developed stop motion and frame by frame techniques. In 1902, he created the short film "The Humorous Phases of Funny Faces."

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  • 2. 

    Which of these shorts are accredited to Windsor McCay?

    • A.

      Gertie The Dinosaur (1914)

    • B.

      Enchanted Drawings (1900)

    • C.

      Fantasmagorie (1908)

    • D.

      Little Nemo (1911)

    • E.

      How a mosquito operates (1912)

    • F.

      Trip to the Moon (1902)

    • G.

      The Sinking of the lucitania (1918)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Gertie The Dinosaur (1914)
    D. Little Nemo (1911)
    E. How a mosquito operates (1912)
    G. The Sinking of the lucitania (1918)
    Explanation
    Windsor McCay is accredited with creating the shorts Gertie The Dinosaur (1914), Little Nemo (1911), How a mosquito operates (1912), and The Sinking of the lucitania (1918). These films were all significant contributions to the early animation industry and showcased McCay's innovative techniques and storytelling abilities.

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  • 3. 

    The _____________ Process created in 1915 streamlined animation by creating permanent backgrounds and allowing the artist to not have to redraw the background and focus on the character. This process will later be known as the Cel Process.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Bray-Hurd
    Explanation
    The Bray-Hurd process, created in 1915, revolutionized animation by introducing permanent backgrounds. This innovation eliminated the need for artists to redraw the background for each frame, allowing them to focus solely on animating the characters. The process was later referred to as the Cel Process, marking its significant impact on the animation industry.

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  • 4. 

    Emily Cole, who ended up working for Gaumont Film company after being accused of stealing work, is know for his short film Gertie The Dinosaur (1914)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Emile Cole is known for Fantasmagorie (1908)

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  • 5. 

    Pictured above this Fleisher Studios' character was created by Otto Messmer and was groundbreaking because his acting allowed for a stronger connection with the audience.

    • A.

      Helix the Cat

    • B.

      Felix the Cat

    • C.

      The little black boy

    Correct Answer
    B. Felix the Cat
    Explanation
    Felix the Cat was a character created by Otto Messmer at Fleisher Studios. He was groundbreaking because his acting allowed for a stronger connection with the audience. This suggests that Felix the Cat's portrayal and expressions were so well done that it made the audience feel more connected to the character, setting him apart from other characters like Helix the Cat and The little black boy.

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  • 6. 

    In 1834 the _______________ was a child's toy when looking through the slits of the drum as it was spinning allowed you to see a picture moving inside.

    Correct Answer
    Zoetrope
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Zoetrope." In 1834, the Zoetrope was a child's toy that allowed you to see a moving picture inside by looking through the slits of the spinning drum.

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  • 7. 

    Explain how the Phenakistoscope originally made in 1832 operated?

  • 8. 

    Pictured above is a ____________________ orignally made in 1825

    Correct Answer
    Thaumatrope
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thaumatrope." A thaumatrope is a toy that was invented in the 19th century. It consists of a small disc or card with different images on each side. When the disc is spun or twirled between the fingers, the two images appear to blend together, creating the illusion of a single image. The fact that the object in the picture was originally made in 1825 suggests that it is a thaumatrope from that time period.

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  • 9. 

    What is the phenomenon that allows the eye to retain an image of a seen image for a fraction of a second even after the image has changed? 

    • A.

      Persistence of vision

    • B.

      Vision memory

    • C.

      Afterimaging

    Correct Answer
    A. Persistence of vision
    Explanation
    Persistence of vision is the phenomenon that allows the eye to retain an image of a seen image for a fraction of a second even after the image has changed. This phenomenon occurs due to the persistence of the visual sensory memory, which allows the brain to fill in the gaps and create a continuous perception of motion. It is the reason why we perceive a series of still images as a smooth and continuous motion in movies or animations.

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  • 10. 

    ________________________ studios is know for coming up the techniques of rotoscoping, inbetweeners (animation assistants), and the Stereoptical process.

    Correct Answer
    Fleisher
    Fleisher Studios
    Explanation
    Fleisher Studios is known for coming up with the techniques of rotoscoping, inbetweeners (animation assistants), and the Stereoptical process.

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  • 11. 

    _________________________ Studios is accredited with the Storyboarding Process, Use of Sound, the Multiplane camera, experimenting with color and sound, and creating the first feature length animation.

    Correct Answer
    Disney
    Disney Studios
    Explanation
    Disney Studios is accredited with various achievements in the field of animation, including the Storyboarding Process, Use of Sound, the Multiplane camera, experimenting with color and sound, and creating the first feature length animation. These accomplishments have solidified Disney's reputation as a pioneer and leader in the animation industry.

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  • 12. 

    ______________________ Pictures is accredited to for creating the rubber hose animation style and it's success with character development and the short films venue.

    Correct Answer
    Warner Bros
    Warner Brothers
    Warner Borthers Studio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Warner Brothers Studio. Warner Bros is a well-known film production and distribution company that has been credited for creating the rubber hose animation style and achieving success in character development and short films. The company, also known as Warner Brothers, has its own studio where these animations and films are produced.

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  • 13. 

    Name the first Disney short that we watch that one an Oscar? (1937)

    Correct Answer
    The Old Mill
    Explanation
    "The Old Mill" is the correct answer because it was the first Disney short film to win an Oscar. Released in 1937, this animated film showcased groundbreaking techniques in animation and storytelling, earning it the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The film's innovative use of multiplane camera technology and its realistic portrayal of nature impressed both audiences and critics, solidifying Disney's reputation as a pioneer in animation.

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  • 14. 

    Name The Second Disney Short we watched that also won an Oscar? (1943)

    Correct Answer
    Der Fueher's Face
    Explanation
    "Der Fueher's Face" is the second Disney short film that won an Oscar in 1943. The film is a satirical depiction of a day in the life of a German citizen living under the Nazi regime. It follows Donald Duck as he experiences the hardships and absurdities of living in a totalitarian state. The film's humorous and critical portrayal of Nazi Germany made it a significant piece of propaganda during World War II. Its success and recognition at the Academy Awards highlight its impact and quality as an animated short film.

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  • 15. 

    What is the name of the shorts created by Warner Bros Pictures during 1942-45?

    • A.

      Sergent Fubar

    • B.

      Sailor FML

    • C.

      Private Snafu

    Correct Answer
    C. Private Snafu
    Explanation
    During 1942-45, Warner Bros Pictures created a series of animated shorts called "Private Snafu." These shorts were created as a part of a military training program and were used to educate soldiers on various aspects of military life in a humorous and engaging way. The character of Private Snafu, a bumbling soldier, was used to depict common mistakes and provide lessons on topics such as security, hygiene, and morale. These shorts were not released to the general public at the time but were later recognized for their unique contribution to both entertainment and military training.

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  • 16. 

    Who is this Warner Brother creation?

    • A.

      The Little Black boy

    • B.

      Bosko

    • C.

      Bimbo

    Correct Answer
    B. Bosko
    Explanation
    Bosko is the correct answer because he is a Warner Brother creation. Bosko is an animated character who was created in the 1920s and was one of the first recurring characters in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series. He is known for his mischievous and energetic personality, often getting into humorous situations. Bosko's popularity paved the way for future iconic Warner Brother characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

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  • 17. 

    Pictured above is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who created him?

    • A.

      Disney

    • B.

      Otto Messmer

    • C.

      Universal Studios

    Correct Answer
    A. Disney
    Explanation
    Disney created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

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  • 18. 

    Pictured above is the iconic character Koko the clown from which studio did he come from?

    • A.

      Disney

    • B.

      Fleisher

    • C.

      Warner Bros

    Correct Answer
    B. Fleisher
    Explanation
    Koko the clown was a character created by the Fleisher Studios. Fleisher Studios was an animation studio that was known for their innovative techniques and unique characters. Koko the clown was one of their most famous characters and appeared in several animated films during the early 20th century. Disney and Warner Bros were also prominent animation studios during that time, but Koko the clown specifically belonged to Fleisher Studios.

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