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Computer Animation in Films

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From dinosaurs running loose in "Jurassic Park" to Neo dodging bullets in "The Matrix," computer animation has allowed filmmakers to place their wildest dreams on screen.
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Computer animation allows characters in movies to almost become human. It allows artists them to create scenes that were once deemed impossible by hand drawing them. It also allowed certain filmmakers to go back and alter previous films. For example, Steven Speilberg, used computer animation to remove guns from the hands of police officers, replacing them with walkie-talkies in the movie "E.T".

 

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 The world gets smaller as creative minds between different cultures across the world meld. Rendering lighting, hair, virtual worlds are done faster and easier with innovative animation programs. Advances in computer animation is extremely exciting. I can’t wait to see what the next development will be.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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A complete resource of information on Walt Disney, and Disneyland. Features a Disneyland history, many Walt Disney pictures, and much more.
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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was released in 1937. It was also Disney's first full length animation film. Films such as "Steamboat Willie" and "Silly Symphonies" were previously released, however none became successful as Snow White. The film required $500,000 to make and grossed over $8 million. This sucess lead to The Walt Disney Studios being moved to Burbank. Snow White became a household name as it was Disney's first real fairytale and also with The Seven Dwarfs there to rescue her from the evil witch.

 

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The Lion King

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Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff. With Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg. Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.
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The Lion King is said to be one of the most popular movies of all time. When this movie hit in 1994, Disney did not prepare itself for it's success. To this day, it is the most successful 2-D animated film. One the reasons why The Lion King is significant to many, is the fact that it represents characters in the Bible. Many compare Simba to Moses, as well as Joseph. However, many also compare Scar to satan in this good vs. evil film.

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How technology has changed animation

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How technology has changed animation: a brief history
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For many years, the use and growth of technology has facilitated animation's development.
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Technology is constanly changing in society and animation has been enhanced by it. There is a clear example between "Snow White" and "Toy Story 3". Recently, technology tools facilitating computer animation include the digital pen, tablet and digital sculpting tools. The high-end 3D invention enables us to see a conventional animated movie with enhanced modelling, rendering, animation, and lightning.

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The History of Animation

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In reality, no one knows when the history of animation timeline actually started however we do have evidence of animated cave paintings from the Paleolithic era, which dates the start between 2.5 million and 20,000 years ago ...
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BeanBox.com gives a more detailed history of animation. First, we get the orgins of animation from the Egyptians to Leornado de Vinci and the use of pictures that represent movement. Secondly, we get the early animation uses of the majic lantern and thaumatrope. We later   move along to creating the flipbook.  Important inventions include the Kinetoscope and the Cinematograph, which created early animations in the late 1800's. In 1912, Ladislaw Starewicz created an animated production with puppets. Lastly, animation continues with the sucess of "Betty Boop" and "Alice in Wonderland":.

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A small history of animation timeline

The History of Animation timeline, an interactive 'History of Animation' timeline on Timetoast.
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Hunter Clarker provides a cohesive timeline of the history of animation. There were a few major ones that stood out to me. On Jan 1, 1910, animations appeared as single photos. On Jan 1, 1913, the celluloid was developed to make animation more managable. In 1921, "Steamboat Willie" is created by Walt Disney and is the first animated film with sound.

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How "Toy Story" changed animation

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If a mainstream animated movie were made today without computer involvement, it would be a big story ? but it wasn't so very long ago that the reverse
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Released in 1995, "Toy Story", became the first feature-length film entirely created using only computer animation. Some of the reasons why this film was so successful is that "it was that it was innovative and gorgeous but also had a really good story, great dialogue, and fine voice acting". The film became the highest grossing film in the U.S. in 1995.

 

 

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Wall E

Wall E, Animated Featurette What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? Wall-E, spends every day doing what he was ma...
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The film Wall E in 2008 is different brand of animation. For one, there is no talking at all in this film but only sound and movement.This was one of Disney's second non talking film, with the first being "Steamboat Willie". The significance of the film is the profits it has made with it only being sound, and allows you to focus more on the narrative of the film. It also received an Oscar for Best Animation.

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Walt Disney

Watch a short biography video on Walt Disney, including his early love of drawing, the debut of Mickey Mouse in "Steamboat Willie," his feature films "Snow W...
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As a young boy, Walt Disney was interested in drawing. Disney opened his studio in the late 1920s. One of the first characters was Mickey Mouse. Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi followed in the Disney's artistic creation. Disneyland was later opened in the late 1950's and became the most popular theme park in the world. In 1965, Disney created Mary Poppins which is a very popular film to this day.

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Roy E. Disney

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The cover of David A. Bossert's new book, "Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life."Disney Editions  David A.
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David Bossert wrote a book of memories of the late and great Roy. E Disney. Disney is credited for saving Walt Disney from going under in the 80's. His takeover gave Disney's animation department the desperate makeover it needed. Some of the notable films Disney helped produce are "The Little Mermaid", "The Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", and "The Lion King".

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Independent Animation 1947–60

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These notes accompany a program of independent animated films screening on December 26, 27, and 28 in Theater 3. The departure of many animation artists from Disney as a result of labor troubles and a desire for freer ...
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Charles Silver discusses the emergence of Independent Animation with "The Tender Game", which was directed in 1958 by John Hubley.

What sparked the rise Independent Animation is when talented artists were layed off from companies such as Walt Disney. The artists themselves had a very unqiue way of animation. For example, "the Tender Game" is a 6 minute film with the music of popular singer Ella Fitzgerald.

 

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What is Animation?

Sources CS777 Notes from 2002 (only ones I can find from my previous lectures) – mainly reproduced here. Dan' McLaghlin's History of Animation Library of Congress Web Page about Edison's early motion pictures Library of ...
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Mike Gleicher gives us a brief history of animation.  For one, animation means to bring life to something. Through the use of storytellying, animation is able to come to life visuably and entertaintment wise. Animation also is important because it parallels computer animation.

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