Humorous Phases of Funny Faces

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive has just noted that April 6th marks the 100th birthday of animation. James Stuart Blackton created “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” in 1906, and the artform that it spawned is one of the greatest creative contributions of America, second only to Jazz. ASIFA’s Steve Worth has posted the story of Blackton and a link to a Quicktime movie of the film that started it all on the Archive blog.