October 28 is International Animation Day. It’s a day to recognise and celebrate the artists, the scientists and the technicians behind animated art including animated movies.

Animation is the process of creating moving images by displaying static images in quick succession. Each image differs from the previous image very slightly, and it is these differences that create the movement in the sequence.

Traditionally, animated sequences were created by hand-drawn pictures and paintings. Today, technological advances have made it possible for artists to create images directly on a computer.

How to Celebrate?

  • Watch animated movies and learn about the science and art behind the movies.
  • Encourage the young artists in your life to take up animation as a future career.
  • Learn how to make your own animated movies using just your phone or your computer.

Did You Know…

…that the first animated film was Humorous Phases of Funny Faces? It was created by J. Stuart Blackton and came out in 1906.

Here are a few of our favourite animated movies from the 2000’s