First animated movie
The process of Animation allows you to digitally manipulate still shapes and images and make them look like they are in motion. As more and more technological development has taken place over the years animation techniques have evolved with them. Animation videos in general, can take any amount of screen time and can be made on any topic. You can watch some of the latest types of animation videos here.
Throughout history, we’ve witnessed animation being created through the help of various mediums. Before the creation of Finding Nemo in 2003, was the first animated sequence captured on standard picture film in 1900, called The Enchanted Drawing by J. Stuart Blackton. This film made use of a live-action actor, stop-motion techniques, and props to produce a 2-minute scene.
After almost three decades later the first animated feature film that was 83 minutes in length was produced. On December 21, 1937, Walt Disney Studios released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which premiered in Hollywood using cel animation. In Cel animation, two-dimensional visuals are created on a transparent sheet of celluloid. The cel animation process allowed transferring illustrations between frames instead of having to draw from the start every time. This sped up the process of creating and presenting animation and saved time and labor.
This was the first animated film to have color and sound features. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs became a classic tale in film history and managed to garner a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd that was present on its premiere. Walt Disney was able to finance it through the success of Disney’s earlier project produced in 1933, called The Three Little Pigs. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs made use of the multi-plane camera to create an illusion of depth, just like The Old Mill which was released in 1937. After only 2 months of its release, it grossed $8 million, which was a huge sum during the Great Depression and the highest amount earned at that time by any film.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first film to have its official soundtrack and also a motion picture soundtrack album. It was finally released on VHS home video and in its first week of sale and managed to sell 10 million copies. Since its 1933 release, it sold over 17 million copies, even more than Disney’s famous Aladdin. It also holds the record of being the best-selling cassette of all time. Please contact us here.