Stop Motion Sunday: Humorous Phases of Funny Faces


This week’s featured stop motion movie gives us a fascinating peek at the earliest applications of the stop motion animation technique, from as far back as the early 1900s!

Using simple drawings, an imaginative mind, and early motion picture techniques and technologies, Anglo-American film producer James Stuart Blackton was able to create the earliest animated sequences recorded on standard picture film (35mm). In 1900, Blackton made The Enchanted Drawing, a silent film showing him drawing a cartoon face on an easel combined with some early visual effects. With it, he came to be considered as the father of the animated cartoon.

In 1906, he perfected the stop motion technique utilizing chalkboard drawings which were made to appear as if they spring into life or appear and disappear on their own. He called silent short Humurous Phases of Funny Faces.

Watch the clip below:

So, what do you think of this vintage stop motion animation short from 1906? Share your insights with a comment below!

All information for this article were sourced from J. Stuart Blackton on Wikipedia and The Picture Show Man.

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