Pictures instantly spring to life with this nifty little version of the Zoetrope classic animation toy!
Just insert an animation strip, spin the drum and look through the slots. Eagles flap, Orcas dive, frogs jump, horses gallop and more!
Change the eighteen amazing picture strips included at will. Then, make your own sketches come alive using the six draw-your-own strips. Anyone can be an animator!
Originally invented in 1834, the Zoetrope's compact elegance and smooth performance remains unmatched. The included instruction booklet provides a detailed history of the classic invention. You'll discover how it works and how to bring your favorite drawings to life.
Bring pictures to life with the Zoetrope classic animation toy
Learn about the history of animation and practice fine motor skills
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.Returned product as it was too difficult to see animation. Must have a light source ABOVE the toy to see anything. Too frustrating for a 6 year old even if fascinated with animation.
Product came with ripped cover and strips unwrapped. As this was to be a gift, it couldn't be accepted as it arrived
Awesome Product and Awesome company
Posted 11/14/2013 by Albert Pickens
This product is great for only less than $9.00! I purchased them for my fourth grade "Art of Animation" class to teach students a basic introduction to animation. I am so excited to have found them! They work great and have many different strips that animate. I also love the booklet that they come with as well as the fact that they come with strips that the kids can animate themselves.
Posted 11/23/2012 by Rudy Martinez
I actually bought if for my adult son. When he was in grade school I remember he wrote an essay about early devices leading to the invention of an actual film projecter. One of them was a zoetrope, and he actually built one. That staryed an lifelong love of art and film with him, and since he will be graduating from Pasadena Center for Art and Design soon, I wanted to remind him of those early days.
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