Evolution of Technology

It’s often underestimated how long technology takes to mature.

1972: A Computer Animated Hand - Ed Catmull’s project as a graduate student:

The Adventures of André and Wally B. is an animated short made in 1984 by The Graphics Group, a subsidiary of Lucasfilm, which was later renamed “Pixar” before being spun off as a separate company:

Toy Story, 1995 - $30M budget, $363M box office, Academy Award, etc:


Computer simulations in 1982:

This TV show seems to have a pretty good collection of the state of the art 40 years ago.