The Posable Figures On This Spinning Zoetrope Make Anyone an Animator

It takes a tremendous amount of patience to create an entire film using stop-motion animation techniques, but this simple spinning zoetrope toy makes the process a whole lot easier. You'll only end up with about a second of animation after posing all ten of the bendable figures, but the results are still really… »3/12/15 1:17pm3/12/15 1:17pm


Good Lord, This Pottery Zoetrope Is Absolutely Mesmerizing

Pottery can be described in many ways, but, unless Demi and Patrick are getting sexy at the wheel, mesmerizing is probably not one of them. That is, until you see this perfect little clip commissioned by the UK Crafts Council, which shows a lump of clay transform into an earthenware zoetrope. I could stare at this… »12/20/13 11:20am12/20/13 11:20am

Disney's Zoetrope Toys Brings Inanimate Action Figures To Life

Available exclusively at Disneyland and presumably other Disney theme parks around the world, this wonderful new zoetrope toy called the Disneyvision uses strobing lights and a vibrating support to bring one of six included rubber action figures to life—or at least create the illusion they've been brought to life. »11/18/13 12:40pm11/18/13 12:40pm

This Dizzying Zoetrope Turns a Spinning Flatscreen Into a 3D Light Show

Zoetropes are nearly as old as civilization—the first one was invented in 180 AD—but this is an entirely new spin (so to speak) on the same basic concept. This flatscreen monitor spins at such high speeds that our eyeballs are tricked into perceiving the two-dimensional animations playing on its surface as 360… »9/20/13 6:01pm9/20/13 6:01pm