Origins of American Animation
by Library of Congress
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Art or Animation teachers may appreciate this collection of 27 clips from the early days of animation.
"The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of animated films, which spans the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings. They point to a connection between newspaper comic strips and early animated films, as represented by Keeping Up With the Joneses, Krazy Kat, and The Katzenjammer Kids. As well as showing the development of animation, these films also reveal the social attitudes of early twentieth-century America."