Could cartoons be invented before film?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Richard V, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Richard V Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    The earliest film footage dates to 1888. But how early could cartoons be invented? You would still need the projector technology, but that should be possible after celluloid was invented in the 1850s, perhaps with limelight as the light source? Were there any alternatives to celluloid, maybe waxed paper?
  2. Mad Bad Rabbit Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Medieval monks making illuminated flip-book animations?
    Gabrielico, Kaze and Odinson like this.
  3. piratedude Pirate Lord of the Great Lakes

    Sep 8, 2017
    Im not sure you can pull that off with vellum
  4. ArchimedesCircle Radical Groucho-Marxist

    Aug 25, 2015
    Tecumseh's Confederacy
    Sonderbund, Max Sinister and Zagan like this.