In 1908, on this day, the very first animated cartoon was released. Titled Fantasmagorie by artist Émile Cole, the film follows a stick figure man in a whimsical, stream-of-consciousness style adventure that is only a little more than a minute long. You may use this page to discuss animation, art, and your favorite cartoons, as well as engage in wide ranging, off topic discourse. Find previous discussions in the Open Thread archive and visit our new Open Discussion page. Excepting the entreaty that you remain on topic, all of Slate’s usual commenting policies apply.
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