Animation timeline

Timeline created by Haley Willis
In Film
  • The first ever animation.

    The first ever animation.
    This is important because it is the first ever animation, made by J. Stuart Blackton.
  • First ever cut out animation

    First ever cut out animation
    Made by German director, Lotte Reiniger, the first cut out animated short film was The Adventures Of Prince Achmed.
  • The first animation to have complete sound and photographed in two strip technicolor.

    The first animation to have complete sound and photographed in two strip technicolor.
    Flip The Frog Fiddlesticks was the first ever colored animation in history, it was made by Ub Iwerks in 1930.
  • CGI was born

    CGI was born
    The first ever use of CGI was in 1973 in he feature, Westworld. The first use of 3D imagery though was used in its sequel, Futureworld in 1976.
  • Scanimate

    Scanimate
    Made in the 1960's to 1980's, the scanimate helps create animations in real time.
  • First animated film made without a camera

    First animated film made without a camera
    The Rescuers Down Under was the first featured film that was only made with computers and no cameras, though it does get confused for cel animation
  • Ballroom animation breakthrough

    Ballroom animation breakthrough
    In the film Beauty in the Beast there is a certain ballroom scene that is out of this world. The scene shows animation in complete 3D and has amazing perspective.
  • First computer animated film

    First computer animated film
    Toy Story is definitely one to never forget. It's animation caused a 3D CGI breakthrough and it was the first computer animated film.
  • First film with cgi backgrounds and live actors

    First film with cgi backgrounds and live actors
    This was the first movie with all-CGI backgrounds and live actors was made.
  • First computer animated feature to be nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture.

    First computer animated feature to be nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture.
    Up was the first ever computer animated film to be nominating for the Academy Awards.