Animation For Kids

by Patrick Jenkins

Instructional Videotape for Schools, Librairies and Institutions

Have you ever wondered how animators make cartoon characters come to life? In this videotape you can learn some of the secrets of animation. Animator Patrick Jenkins and 5 children show you how you can make your own animated movies using materials found in your home or classroom.

Come and see the scientific phenomenon called the "Persistence of Vision", an optical illusion that is used to create animated movies. Examine motion picture devices invented by 19th century scientists, which led to the invention of the movies. Bring your drawings to life with animation devices like the Flipbook, the Thaumatrope and the Two Page Flip.

Beta Sp and VHS, 12 minutes, Colour, Sound

For home use, this film is available on the dvd collection: Animation For Kids and Earlier Animated Films which can be found at my store. Click here: Store


For Educational, Library and Public Available from: The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 119, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8

Phone: 416-588-0725 Fax:416-588-7956






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