Last year at New Designers we had some superb zoetropes built to show off what animation is at it's core. There is a magic and charm about this very simple principle that once demonstrated becomes something rather incredible. This video uses the same idea, but on a Ferris Wheel to delighting effect.
Peter Hudson's Charon from jason tongen on Vimeo.
For more info on CG Arts own Zoetrope's check out our New Designer's Showcase from 2012.