“What similarities do you see between the early part of the 20th century and modern day?”
It’s almost uncanny how the both the 20th century and modern day are alike. One of the major similarities is the fact that both era’s are/were in the middle of a huge technological upsurge, the 20th century was forming the staple technologies that the modern day is trying to advance even further. Some of these technologies were industrial, such as factories, cars, and others were more entertainment centered, like the invention of film, photographs, and projection devices that allowed film and animations to be played in front of a large audience.
The most astounding similarity to me for both of these era’s is the fact that both had the erge and drive to go forth and create all these new technologies. Neither had any inclination to sit down and stay at the level of technology they were at. In the 20th century people kept pushing cinema and animation technologies further and further, with each director and artist use what technology was known at the time and yet expanding that technology in order to get the finish product they wanted.
I just hope that our era will not make the same mistake that the 20th century did for animation, I hope that our era will make animation a art, not a trade.