Animation from 1937 to 1995

By natt98
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    The first feature length animatied film in America. Created by Walt Disney Studios Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was a box office hit and was the first of many films that brought animation into mainstream culture.
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  • Bugs Bunny first appears on screen

    Bugs bunny makes his debut on screen, though he wasn't named until 1941.
  • Tom and Jerry debut

    Tom and Jerry first appear in the Oscar-nominated short film Puss Gets the Boot
  • First Full-Length Animated Musical

    Mr. Bug Goes to Town is released
  • Ray Harryhausen makes his debut

    The stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen makes the title character in Mighty Joe Young using his techniques.
  • Ed Catmull and Fred Parke

    Ed Catmull and Fred Parke were two University of Utah graduates who created the first computer generated animation of a hand and facial expressions respectively.
  • Computer Generated images used in film

    Computer-generated images are used for the first time in a brief shot within Westworld.
  • Industrial Light and Magic founded

    Industrial Light & Magic was a revolutionary special-effects company founded by George Lucas.
  • Tron released

    Tron was the first film were computer generated images were used extensivley throguhout.
  • Luxo Jr. released

    Luxo Jr. was the first computer-animated short to recieve an Academy Award nomination
  • Principles of Traditional Animation Applied to 3D Computer Animation

    John Lasseter at Pixar publishes a paper describing traditional animation principles titled Principles of Traditional Animation Applied to 3D Computer Animation and uses Luxo Jr. and Andre and Wally B as examples.
  • Beauty and the Beast release

    Beauty and the Beast was the first fully animated film to recieve and Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
  • Jurrasic Park released

    Jurrasic Park was the first live-action film to reature photo-realistic computer-animated creatures.
  • Toy Story released

    Toy story was the first full-length computer animated feature film and marked the start of Pixar's long line of noteable animated films.