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Praxinoscope Projector

<p>Praxinoscope projector. &Eacute;mile Reynaud (1882). Photo: MdC.</p>

Praxinoscope projector. Émile Reynaud (1882). Photo: MdC.

The Praxinoscope projector was the widely sold first device (1882) capable of projecting cartoons, long before moving photographic images were projected (cinema). It was invented by Emile Reynaud, who is considered as the father of cartoon cinema projection and one of the precursors of cinema. The device is based on the techniques of the praxinoscope for animating images, and the magic lantern for projection.

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