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Retail Price: $9.00
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Item: ETI003 
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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
  • A classic Zoetrope toy for movie-making fun
  • 18 printed picture strips to view on the Zoetrope
  • Includes six draw-your-own strips
  • Compact size - 4 inch diameter
  • Features history of the original Zoetrope
  • Detailed instruction booklet

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 6 years of age.

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      UPC 705105874661
      Manufacturer SKU A801
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 4/18/2012
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 6 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #1881
      Diameter 4 inches
      Height 3.25 inches

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • Total Customer Reviews: 6
    Average Customer Rating: 5.00 (site average 4.56)
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    Great product
    Posted 11/5/2014 by Benita VanWinkle

    I purchased this product because I teach photography at a University and it makes sense to show students 'real' things instead of just photographs of them when it comes to teaching the history of photography. I thought this looked like a great product for the price, and it is! Now if I can just get it away from my family long enough to take it to school!

    Rating: 5
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    Posted 3/31/2014 by Peggy Beck

    .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

    Rating: 5
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    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.

    Rating: 5
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Awesome product
    Posted 1/21/2013 by Bonnie Mitchell

    I am using this in an animation class. Their first assignment was to make animation loops to fit into the zoetrope. It was a big hit.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Zoetrope fascination
    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.

    Rating: 5
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
    Classic toys, animation toy, zoetrope viewer, animal viewer, viewer toy, zotrope, zoe-trope, zoe trope, zoe trop, zo trop, animate, movie toys, zoetrop, movie-making, viewfinder, view finder,

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