Early Animation

Felix the Cat, drawn by Otto Messmer for Pat Sullivan's Studio, was a very popular character in 1920's cartoons. His character, antics, and black suit, were inspired by Charlie Chaplin.

Koko the Clown, Felix the Cat, Oswald the Rabbit...You can start your investigation into the style of early cartoon animation here.

What are some of the characteristics that silent era animated cartoons had in common? As you plan your Library Dance cycle, you can talk about ideas in the coments below.

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