How Animated Cartoons Are Made: Watch a Short, Charming Primer from 1919
Wallace Carlson, a pioneering animator who created films like
Dreamy Dud: He Resolves Not to Smoke (1915),
joined Bray Studios in 1917, where, among other things,
he produced a film called How Animated Cartoons Are Made.
According to Cartoon Research, a site dedicated to cartoon history,
the film offers perhaps the earliest and truest look at
how cartoons were made nearly a century ago. And it’s all done
with some charm and wit.