Nifty News: A Retrospective Reel of Movie Special Effects

100 Years of Cinematic Special Effects

How many times have you watched an old movie, one that you may have fond memories of from watching years ago, and thought – hmm, it seemed a lot more realistic at the time. Remember the claymation stop frame animation of the 70s? Or the first clunky CGI work in the 80′s? From there to Avatar and the masterpieces from Pixar like UP, Toy Story and the Tim Burton creations like Coraline coves some huge territory. This clip is a great montage of the evolution of special effects on the big screen – enjoy.


Thanks to bengraphics for putting this clip together.
A “friendly” collection of clips and making-of footage from notable visual effects films of the past century.

Films used:

1900 – The Enchanted Drawing
1903 – The Great Train Robbery
1923 – The Ten Commandments (Silent)
1927 – Sunrise
1933 – King Kong
1939 – The Wizard of Oz
1940 – The Thief of Bagdad
1954 – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1956 – Forbidden Planet
1963 – Jason and the Argonauts
1964 – Mary Poppins
1977 – Star Wars
1982 – Tron
1985 – Back to the Future
1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989 – The Abyss
1991 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
1992 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
1993 – Jurassic Park
2004 – Spider-Man 2
2005 – King Kong
2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
2007 – The Golden Compass
2008 – The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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October 23, 2010 at 03:00