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Give Us A Hand

Check out this heaping helping of awesome that I found on the Cartoon Brew website. Many people say this is the very first 3D animated film ever made. It was made in 1972 by Pixar founder Ed Catmull and his collegues at the University of Utah. Portions of the film were used in the 1976 film “Future World.” It was digitized posted to Vimeo by Robby Ingebretsen, son of one of the men who helped make this film. You can read the story of the film’s discovery here.  I know it’s a rogue and maverick opinion, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that I, for one, LOVE Pixar films!

The song  is “Stardust,” performed by  Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond (1953).

Nowadays animators have all sorts of fancy programs to help them render 3D movies and games but this is where it all started.  It boggles my mind to think that this brilliant bit of hard work, innovation and ingenuity led to so much sloth, indolence, and underachievement in the nerd community. I’d love to talk more about it but there’s no time. I’m leaving work early to get home and join a Warcraft raiding party. Those giant zombie toddlers aren’t going to firebomb themselves!

PS- No sick days were harmed in the making of this post.


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