Animatronic gave unforgettable images and creatures, the sculpture ‘Shark’ in ET, through Joe Dante’s Greelin or the impressive dinosaur of ‘Jurassic Park’.
But before all these examples, ‘Mary Poppins’ introduced us to the first historical animation: the favorite little bird comes with the babysitter playing by Julie Andrew while singing ‘Spoons of multiple sugars’.
This land is my land (‘Bound for Glory’, 1976)
Despite the existence of other stabilization system and occasional inventions to achieve, before the advent of stabilization, the only way to move the camera in a studio was to be attached to the unyielding dolly, coupled with the skill of the operators. .
But in 1975, Garrett Brown made a new foray into cinematic storytelling with his steadicamused for the first time in the 1976 feature film ‘This Is My Land’, in a sequence shot that has been seen above these lines, directed by Brown himself and in which the camera descends from a crane to follow one of the characters in the film for a few minutes.
Toy Story (1995)
After astonishing half the world with short films like ‘Luxo Jr.’, ‘Tin Toy’ or ‘Knick Knack’, in 1995 the animation studio pixar produced the first CGI feature film (a technique in which three-dimensional graphics are used to simulate objects with different shapes, textures and movements) in history.
‘Toy Story’ was directed by John Lasseter, for years used 300 cpu to render the entire movie and in addition to demonstrating excellent storytelling, gave the first realistic streets thanks to the computer.