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See the First Ever Animated Cartoon On Its 109th Birthday

August 17th, 1908 was the official release date of what is considered to be the first ever animated cartoon. Fantasmagorie is a French film was created by Émile Cohl.  Each frame was individually drawn on paper and then shot onto negative film, giving it a blackboard look. Fantasmagorie consisted of 700 drawings and ran for a total of about two minutes.

The film shows a stick man and a stick clown moving about and encountering various objects and minor adventures. Enjoy the first official Animated film below!

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