William's Timeline

  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    announced hes creation of the kinetoscope which projected a 50ft length of film in approximately 13 seconds
  • Earl Hurd

    Earl Hurd
    applies for a patent for the technique of drawing the animated portion of an animation on a clear celluloid sheet and later photographing it with its matching background
  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney
    created the first cartoon with synchronized sound called Steam Boat Willy
  • Harry Smith

    Harry Smith
    Harry Smith produced animation by drawing directly onto film
  • Toy Story

    Toy Story
    Toy Story first full-length 3D CG feature film