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December 28, 2011 – Bambi and A Computer Animated Hand are Inducted Into the National Film Registry

Image credit: wikipedia

Image credit: wikipedia

“…culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

On December 28, 2011, the new inductees into the National Film Registry were announced, which included the 1942 Disney animated feature Bambi and one of the earliest examples of computer animation by Ed Catmull (now co-founder of Pixar and President of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios), A Computer Animated Hand. Bambi was recognized not only as one of Walt Disney’s favorites, but also for its “eloquent message of nature conservation.” A Computer Animated Film has been considered revolutionary in combining the science of the computer and the art of animation, showing the potential of both. The film, and Catmull especially, were recognized for working out “the concepts that become the foundation for computer graphics that followed.”

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