Annecy, 28 October 2022 (TDI): International Animation Day is celebrated on 28 October every year across the globe. It is a day to celebrate all aspects of animation and recognize the artists, scientists, and technicians behind animated art.

International Animation Day Celebrations

On International Animation Day several events take place at various cultural institutions that attend together for screening animated films, exhibit artwork and stills, and workshops.

These events are significant as they help us in promoting animation. The day plays a significant role in creating opportunities on this day for all the animators together.

This day connects them to the general public, and it also provides a technical demonstration for the upcoming learners in the field of animation. Animation is an art in which still figures are manipulated to appear as moving images.

Animation includes an impressive range of approaches, techniques, and goals and it spreads in commercial theatres featuring 3D animation and special effects, on TV, publicity, the music industry, cross-media, and the internet.

In addition, the current scenario has animations in the form of 3D and 2D versions associated with it. Several other generally used types of animation include rotoscope, motion capture, mechanical, and Claymation.

Moreover, it develops and grows as an art form, through shorts, multimedia, and feature films. Each year, The International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) calls upon an important animator to create the poster for International Animation Day. It is then adapted for each country to guarantee a worldwide view of the event.

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Historical Background

Established by International Animated Film Association in 2002 International Animation Day is celebrated on 28 October every year. October 28th commemorates Theatre Optique, the first public performance of animation.

Charles-Emile Reynaud invented the moving picture system used in the animated performance. Theatre Optique took place at the Grevin Museum in Paris in 1892.

It was the same year during which the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) declared International Animation Day (IAD) as a worldwide occasion to commend the specialty of animation.