The first cartoon was created by French cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl. “Fantasmagoria” was created in 1908 with a running time of two minutes and approximately 700 drawings. By the way, the first popular cartoon character to fill all movie theaters in America was Felix the Cat.
A cartoon, cartune or cartoon is a humorous drawing, animated or not, of extremely critical character, which portrays, very synthetically, something that involves the day to day of a society.
The specific meaning evolved over time, but modern usage usually refers to: an image or series of images intended for satire, caricature, or humor; or a movie that is based on a sequence of illustrations for your animation. Someone who creates cartoons in the first sense is called a cartoonist.
The concept originated in the Middle Ages and first described a preparatory drawing for a work of art, such as a painting, fresco, tapestry or stained glass. In the 19th century, beginning in Punch magazine in 1843, the cartoon began to refer – ironically at first – to funny illustrations in magazines and newspapers.
In the early 20th century, he began referring to animated films that looked like printed cartoons.