In origin a cartoon was a form of two-dimensional illustrated visual art. While the specific definition has changed over time, modern usage refers to a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humour, or to the artistic style of such works. An artist who creates cartoons is called a cartoonist.
Because of the stylistic similarities between comic strips and early animated movies, “cartoon” came to refer to animation, and the word “cartoon” is currently used to refer to both animated cartoons and gag cartoons. While “animation” designates any style of illustrated images seen in rapid succession to give the impression of movement.
Like for the cinema the cartoons were born with the first experiments about lights and movements, during the years the cartoonist increase the technics in collaboration with the most sophisticate technology .
Nowadays, animation is a medium of artistic expression which is used by a vast number of professionals, to make conventional cinema and television movies. Nowadays, thanks to 3D animation and the widening field of multimedia, more and more artists are beginning to see animation as an ideal way of giving expression to their ideas, through image to image sequences.
Now let’s try to see the evolution of cartoon in this funny video…
Albertin Davide, Chiani Livia,
Monteverde Gelsomino, Vigoroso Lucia