Compare and Contrast of the Variation of Cartoon Styles
The art of cartoons began long before the start of modern civilization as we know it. In fact, inspiration for today’s classic cartoons may have been devised from the ancient pictographs of old. The Egyptians used art to recode their history. Everything from toys to tombs was covered in the most beautiful and colorful designs. They depicted tales of heroes and kings. They documented wars and executions, as well as the birth of great children, and religions. These forms of pictograms were known as hieroglyphics to the archeologists that found them (History).
Here in the Americas, ancient Native American tribes used their own form of hieroglyphics. Sketched onto the side of grand pyramids formed of clay, they portrayed utopias of sliver and gold, where there were no wars or disease. On the other hand they also depicted the large sacrifices they made, the cruel rituals they possessed, and the even crueler gods they worshiped. They even show in great detail the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. The Aztecs, Mayans and Incas mainly used their arts to ex press culture and history, but on the other side of the world, the Greeks used their art much the same as is done in the present. They based their own form of hieroglyphs on fun imaginative entertainment. Doodles, sketches and other quaint and curious art works are found throughout many ancient Greek archeological sites (Braun).
Here in America, cartoons were revolutionized by a name now well known even across seas. In 1928, Walt Disney release is greatest success ever in the creation of “Mickey Mouse,” a well love character through the ages. In an essay by John Grant, he quotes that “The official Disney version these days accepts that Iwerks created the form of Mickey, but maintains that Walt created his personality.” Which in all sense is true, Mickey continues to charm audiences with his outrageous stunts and gags. Joined by friends, Goofy, Daffy,...