Animation traces its history to as far as 5000BC. The first animation was on simpler techniques or art forms that were found on the pottery bowls. However, the techniques that were popular appeared only in the year 1650. This was when the Venetian inventor Giovanni Fontana first created the magic lantern. This was where a lantern had a strip of animation that was slid past a crude lens. The lens was illuminated by a single candle and this was in fact marked as human’s first use of projection. The fun part was that the projection was in those days used to scare people away with devilish images on the walls and this played on people who were superstitious.
The first projection on screen was done in the year 1877 with Praxinoscope. Today the traditional animation is done on a tablet or on a computer and it uses 12 frames per second and has occasional fast actions on 24 frames per second.