International Animation Day is observed every year on October 28 to celebrate the art of animation and also recognise the artists, scientists and technicians behind animation. This year marks the 20th International Animation Day. The day was created in 2002 by International Animated Film Association (ASIFA), an International Animated Film Association, a member of UNESCO.
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History of International Animation Day:
ASIFA created the International Animation Day (IAD) in 2002, honouring the birth of animation, recognized as the first public performance of projected moving images: Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris, on the 28th October 1892.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- President of ASIFA: Sayoko Kinoshita.
- ASIFA Founder: John Halas.
- ASIFA Founded: 1960, Annecy, France.