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"Bambi' joins 2011 National Film Registry

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  • "Bambi' joins 2011 National Film Registry

    2011 National Film Registry More Than a Box of Chocolates


    Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the National Film Registry that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. "These films are selected because of their enduring significance to American culture," said Billington. "Our film heritage must be protected because these cinematic treasures document our history and culture and reflect our hopes and dreams."

    Bambi (1942)
    A Computer Animated Hand (1972)
    Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, renowned for its CGI (computer generated image) animated films, created a program for digitally animating a human hand in 1972 as a graduate student project, one of the earliest examples of 3D computer animation. The one-minute film displays the hand turning, opening and closing, pointing at the viewer, and flexing its fingers, ending with a shot that seemingly travels up inside the hand. In creating the film, which was incorporated into the 1976 film "Futureworld," Catmull worked out concepts that become the foundation for computer graphics that followed.
    full list at:
    2011 National Film Registry More Than a Box of Chocolates - News Releases (Library of Congress)
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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