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Animated Life by Floyd Norman

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Digital Dinosaurs

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Early Ideas

Rough sketches illustrate the world of the dinosaur.

Technology in the Tar Pit

The Walt Disney Studios provided my first digital assignment. This was nearly a year before my move up north to Pixar Animation Studios. I spent a fair amount of time working on a project that was supposedly a breakthrough movie—a cutting-edge film guaranteed to knock the public's socks off. The film was called Dinosaur, and hopes were high that this would be Disney's crowning motion-picture achievement.

It was Walt Disney Studio's first attempt at an all-CGI (computer-generated imagery) movie. The Walt Disney Company had purchased computers and started a 3D unit way back in 1983 in the Black Cauldron days. Since that time, ...

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