When it comes to animation, there are no limits. Anything imaginable can be conveyed on screen, especially since our technical abilities are constantly advancing. Every day of our lives, cartoon drawings surround us, and they will likely continue to become more and more realistic. We’ve become so accustomed to animation that we don’t stop and think about its beginnings.
The Rise of Cartoons
It’s surreal to realize that animated films were originally created by hand. It must’ve been extremely time-consuming and tiring. It’s also mind blowing to imagine what it was like viewing all animation in black and white. Despite lack of color, audiences enjoyed viewing stick figures in motion, it stimulated their imaginations. From big screen films like Snow White and the Seven dwarves, to cartoons on TV such as the Flinstones, animation has always succeeded in serving its primary purpose- to entertain audiences worldwide.
Thanks to technological advancements, our generation has become accustomed to unbelievably realistic animated content. It’s as if cartoons have become real. Their appearance and movement are human like. Computers significantly impacted everyone and everything. They majorly contributed to the development of animation. Cartoons evolved tremendously during the nineties because of computer technology. Since then, the days of paper and pen drawings have become a thing of the past. But despite these innovations, iconic cartoons such as Felix the Cat and Betty Boop, will always be near and dear to our hearts.
When thinking about animation, Disney and Pixar’s award-winning film, Toy Story definitely comes to mind. As the first film to showcase such lifelike characters, this epic movie was a game-changer. The difference between Toy Story and preceding cartoon films was enormous. Toy Story set the bar high for animated films. Since then, 2D and 3D elements have continued to enhance animated movies, and impress viewers. Classic cartoons, such as Mickey Mouse, will always be idolized but the best animation may still be to come. Do you think animation can become even more elaborate and popular than it is today?