What Was the First Cartoon?

Cartoons have been around for a long time- since the 1800s! But what was the first cartoon? There are a few contenders, but the most commonly accepted answer is Fantasmagorie.

This short animated film was created by Emile Cohl in 1908. It’s only about a minute long, and it’s pretty crude by today’s standards, but it’s still an interesting piece of animation history. If you’re interested in learning more about early cartoons, or just want to watch something old and funny, check out Fantasmagorie.