Animation Timeline

  • Humorous Phases of Funny Faces

    Humorous Phases of Funny Faces
    The first animated film created. Made using a blackboard with drawings on it photographed over and over.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    First Disney short film that featured synchronized sound. This set the trajectory for the rest of Walt Disney's career.
  • Flowers and Trees

    Flowers and Trees
    First Disney film to have full color along with an entire soundtrack. Almost caused them to go bankrupt, but paid off in the end.
  • King Kong: Skull Island

    King Kong: Skull Island
    This was the most realistic animated film yet. Kong has over 19 million digital hairs.
  • The Flintstones

    The Flintstones
    Became the longest and most successful animated series for three decades.
  • Toy Story

    Toy Story
    This was the start of the use of computer animation. This had not been used before and completely changed the ways of animation.
  • 101 Dalmatians

    101 Dalmatians
    Used xerography, which was relatively new to animation and helped make the process a lot faster and more efficient.