What Pixar films looked like 40 years ago

In 1972, future Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull and University of Utah classmate Fred Parke produced this short film of Catmull's hand, which is one of the earliest examples of 3D computer rendering. The animation eventually showed up in Futureworld (a.k.a. the sequel to Westworld). You can read more about this animation … » 9/03/11 4:00pm 9/03/11 4:00pm

Bald Gunslinging Robots Make Theme Parks Fun!

Long before Michael Crichton opened up the can of dinosaurs and let them run loose inside a theme park with Jurassic Park, he had already visited the world of theme parks going bad. In the early 1970s, he wrote and directed Westworld, the tale of an android-filled theme park where the robots get a little pissed off… » 2/28/08 11:00am 2/28/08 11:00am