A scene from "The Phable of a Busted Romance," an early cartoon from 1915
With the combination of animation and film, the wonderful, wacky world of cartoons was born. In 1896, George Melies demonstrated that objects could be set in motion by rapidly projecting a series of drawings with slight progressive changes. Ten years later, animated drawings were introduced to film and it was only a matter of time before the world met Krazy Kat, Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse, and a "rascally rabbit" named Bugs Bunny. With the development of sound in film, the world of animated characters took flight. Now, Saturday mornings just wouldn't be the same without our favorite cartoons.