The Father of American Animation - J. Stuart Blackton

The first film with a bit of animation -- a so called "Trick Film" made in America was The Enchanted Drawing, made in 1900, by vaudeville performer J. Stuart Blackton, working with Thomas Edison. In 1906 he made a film called Humorous Phases of Funny Faces. You can see it and read about it at the Library of Congress.

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