Emile Cohl was a man given names such as “The Father of the Animated Cartoon” and “The Oldest Parisian” for recording the first animated sequence on standard film. Emile Cohl was aFrench caricaturist who was a part of a short-lived French movement called the Incoherent Movement. Cohl created short brief cartoons that consisted of stick figures and simple shapes that he photographed all himself.
In these brief animations Cohl shows simple white lines on a black background. During his animations he would use an animation trick he developed called metamorphosis in which characters or objects in the animation would transform into one another. With his metamorphosis Cohl creates many creative but odd transformations, turning his characters into random objects. The way in which he animated his films is slow and choppy but puts a lot of detail into the design of his lines. The way Cohl got the repetition of form in his animations is he used paper cutouts. The use of these cutouts also saved him a lot of time because he didn’t have to redraw the forms he wanted to stay the same throughout the animation. Some of his most popular animations include The Puppet’s Night (1908), The Moon Struck Manador (1909), and The Wonderful Adventures of Herr Munchasen (1910). If Emile Cohl had not created his early animations the history of animation would be totally different then what we know it as today. Emile Cohl was a pioneer in animation leading the way for many animators to follow.