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Animated Short About Etch A Sketch Inventor Made on Actual Etch A Sketch

I was always envious of those artsy types who were whizzes on this ingenius toy.

The Etch A Sketch is the epitome of good old-fashioned damn awesome non-digital toys. Like Lego. Or Barrel of Monkeys. Great for a sugared-up five-year-old, great for a liquored up 45-year-old. I was always envious of those artsy types who were whizzes on this ingenius toy.

Happened across a cute little animated short made by Christoph Niemann.  With an Etch A Sketch.  It tells the story of Andre Cassagnes, the French electrician who created the Etch A Sketch. Pretty clever...

Mr. Cassagnes died in early 2013 at the age of 86.  I can think of no greater animated tribute.

 

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