Category Archives: Historic

40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics by Pixar (1972)

In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some “making of” footage (around 1:30) and some other early experiments. Read more at nerdplusart.com/​?p=1106.

Rolo Ad by Richard Williams Studio (1981)

Back in the day adverts were much cuter. This Rolo ad from the Richard Williams Animation Studio was painstakingly restored by overlaying two different video copies. Noise reduction software was used to take out some dirt and dropouts. There is more information about the restoration at FFrevolution.

How Walt Disney Cartoons are made – RKO newsreel (1938)

An RKO newsreel looks at the making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. “We take you behind the closed doors of the famed Walt Disney studios in Hollywood” enthuses the newsreel commentator. “Doors usually barred to all visitors. In the past three years the studio staff has grown from less than 300… Read More »