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Lancelot Speed makes the short propaganda film ‘Britain’s Effort’ celebrating the British war effort in the First World War.

1918
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John Bull's Animated Sketchbook No 15

Here is a notable example of Short, humorous stop-frame animation propaganda film made for British Home Front audiences during the First World War. Anson Dyer produces ‘John Bull’s Animated Sketchbook No 15’ one of the earliest British propaganda films. Anson Dyer was a major figure in early British animation.

1916
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The Sporting Mice

One of the first ‘silhouette animation’ short films ‘The Sporting Mice’ is made by Charles Armstrong.

1909
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Arthur Melbourne Cooper produces ‘Dreams of Toyland’ one of the first animated films to be shown in public.

1908
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The Variety of the Animation Technique in the Decade

‘Dolly’s Toys’ is considered to be Britain’s first animated film by Arthur Melbourne Cooper along with Walter R. Booth’s film ‘The Devil in the Studio’.

1901
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Perceived Motion

Edward Muybridge experiments with sequencing photographic images to create perceived motion.

1872
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Camera Negative Invented

Henry Fox Talbot invents the first camera ‘negative’ using a salt and silver nitrate process in Lacock, near Chippenham, England.

1835
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Sequential Images and Perception

Peter Mark Roget discusses the illusion of motion. One of the earliest scientific discussions of sequential images and perception.

1825