The Enchanted Drawing

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The Enchanted Drawing
The entire film
Produced by Vitagraph Studios, Thomas Edison
Starring J. Stuart Blackton
Distributed by Edison Studios
Release date
November 16, 1900
Running time
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Enchanted Drawing is a 1900 silent film directed by J. Stuart Blackton. It is best known for containing the first animated sequences recorded on standard picture film, which has led Blackton to be considered the father of American animation.


The film shows a man drawing a cartoon face on an easel. He draws a hat on the head and then a bottle of wine, a glass and a cigar. He then takes objects off the canvas and they go back into the image.


It is a combination of a silent film and stop motion animation.

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