Pixar :: The very first CG animated test
Where it all began… 1984.
John Lasseter, employee at the computing department for Disney industries, make a first test to demonstrate power of computers animated technology.
The legend says after the meeting with his superiors, he got a phone call where he was told he was fired from Disney. Funny when you know he is now Chief Creative Officer of both Pixar and Disney animation studios) (wiki)
Anyway ok, Disney didn’t believed this new medium may have any consistent potential.
But Lasseter and LucasFilm did. John was hired by LucasFilm soon afterwards, and they continued their research in using their specialized computer workstations and software for animation.
Someone called Steve Jobs bought the company from George Lucas in 1986 and Gave it the strange name of Pixar…by then, he wasn’t sure filmmaking should be the company’s primary business focus ^^, Lasseter had to prove it. Seems like he managed to…
Wellâ€¦^^ Anyone doesn’t know how things continued to grow ?
This very first try is now released on youtube. See how the improvement has been big since ; )