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Early Animation Devices

The early developments in primitive animation techniques, discussed in the previous post, were certainly adventurous, yet further advances in animation would not really occur until the 19th century and Peter Roget’s theory “The Persistence of Vision with Regard to Moving … Continue reading

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Precursors to Animation

Recalling the previously discussed cave paintings, certain arrangements of animal figures carved or painted on the cave walls were composed in a sequence, creating a very basic illusion of movement; an ancient precursor to animation. The most common examples were … Continue reading

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Hayao Miyazaki (part 2)

MIYAZAKI’S EARLY, PRE-GHIBLI WORKS Taiyo No Oji: Horusu No Daiboken (1986) (Prince of the Sun: The Adventure of Horus / The Little Norse Prince) Horusu trailer (YouTube) Made for Toei Animation Studios, Horusu was the first feature film directed by Isao Takahata, and Hayao … Continue reading

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Hayao Miyazaki (part 1)

The name Hayao Miyazaki has become synonymous with Japanese animation and with the news at the end of the summer that he will now retire from the director’s chair, I feel it is time to share my appreciation of this … Continue reading

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