The History of Animation Sound

November 17, 2015, 06:24 AM

In 1928, The Jazz Singer, was the first “talking picture.” Animation studios were quick to embrace the possibilities that synchronized sound on picture held. That same year, Walt Disney Studios produced Steamboat Willie which introduced the world to animation with a synchronized soundtrack. It was so widely viewed that the term “mickey mousing” quickly came to be synonymous with closely choreographed on-screen action and sound.

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