These four animators helped shape and change animation throughout television and movie history.
"Émile Cohl was a French cartoonist and animator who is often referred to as “the father of the animated cartoon.” In 1907, Cohl began work at Gaumont, a motion picture studio who hired him as a scenarist, which is someone who came up with one-page story ideas for movies. It was between February and May of 1908 that Cohl made what is regarded as the first fully animated film: Fantasmagorie."
Read this story and more, watch the movies and have fun. It' really not today's mainstream, it's history and it's awesome :-)
Via Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist