Animated Films
Extensive history of family-oriented animated movies from silents to present day.

  • Winsor McCay ("America's Greatest Cartoonist") New York Herald comic-strip animator and sketch artist Winsor McCay (1869-1934) produced a string of comic strips from 1904-1911, his three best being Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend , Little Sammy Sneeze , and Little Nemo in Slumberland (from October 15, 1905 to July 23, 1911).

  • Disney produced about two dozen of the silent, black and white Oswald cartoons from 1927-1928 until giving up the character to Walter Lantz and moving onto Mickey Mouse (looking like Oswald with his ears cut off) in 1928.] The Debut of Mickey Mouse: In 1928, Disney Studios' chief animator Ub Iwerks (1901-1971) developed a new character from a figure known as Mortimer Mouse, a crudely-drawn or sketched, rodent-like 'Mickey Mouse' - slightly similar to Felix the Cat.

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    Stylized Depiction: Non-Photorealistic, Painterly and 'Toon Rendering
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  • Often these styles are reminiscent of paintings ( painterly rendering ), or of various other styles of artistic illustration (sketch, pen and ink, etching, lithograph, ...) Of particular commercial interest are techniques that can render 3d scenes in styles which match the "look" of traditionally animated films.

  • The Teddy modeler (see below) uses a sketchy rendering style to suggest the approximate 3D shapes it has inferred from the user's 2d drawing.

  • See also: a one page SIGGRAPH 1999 sketch Deep canvas in Disney's Tarzan (1999) by Eric Daniels, this Interview with Eric Daniels, CG Artistic Supervisor, "Tarzan" (1999) by Audrey Doyle in, and a brief illustration of the technique at the official web site.

  • [new] © 1998 Cassidy Curtis © 1998 Jörg Hamel © 1999 Victor Ostromoukhov Sketching, Pen-and-Ink, Engraving (and related high-contrast rendering styles) Computer Sketching (1990) by Paul Bourke, transforms line drawings from a CAD system to look something like a hand-sketched pencil drawing.

  • Early, influential paper on sketch rendering and the perceptual effects of various rendering styles on the user.

  • And see the daLi! gallery of sketch rendering.

  • Algorithms for Sketching Terrain (2000) by Mahes Visvalingam in a presentation to the Royal Institute called Art in Scientific Visualization of Terrain Data .

  • See also Sketch-based Evaluation of Line Filtering Algorithms (2000, abstract ) regarding cognitive evaluation of sketches © 1998 , , & Stylized Depiction to Enhance Legibility Comprehensible Rendering of 3-D Shapes (1990) and Tokiichiro Takahashi, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 90, Computer Graphics, Annual Conference Series, 1990, pages 197-206.


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  • The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Tashlin, 1937) as AndyBovine in a brief sketch with Jack Bunny.

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