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Julie Poirier, Ryan Rattos and Casey Yugo CCT370 Website Content Professor David Gelb Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 1911: The Year Film Started Purpose: This year marked an important year in the US film industry with milestones that have had profound influence on the shape of the entire industry today. The following sections illustrate how 1911 milestones have shaped areas of today’s film industry. 1.0 CARTOONS 1.1 First Animated Cartoon Then: Although the idea of presenting multiple images in sequence so as to create the illusion of real-life movement had been around for years, it wasn’t until 1911 that this practice was put to use with the creation of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland. This film was the first of its kind which used 4,000 individual images to tell the story of a young boy and his adventures in his dreams. This technique was used for decades to follow by Winsor McCay and other industry pioneers, like Disney. Soon after this came the beginning of creating characte...