On November 22, 1995, Toy Story, the first feature-length film created using computer-generated imagery, was released. Made by Pixar, a Silicon Valley animation studio, Toy Story is a G-rated movie that deals with the adventures of a group of toys, including an outer space action figure, Buzz Lightyear, and a cowboy doll, Woody. Toy Story required 114,000 frames of animation. Pixar used 300 computers to render the film; these machines spent between two and 15 hours to generate each individual frame.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry computer Noun
device designed to access data, perform prescribed tasks at high speed, and display the results.
person who uses a good or service.
border around an image.
to create or begin.
the geographic features of a region.
Encyclopedic Entry: landscape media Noun
means of mass communication, such as television or the Internet. Singular: medium.
to make, or cause to become.
to communicate using signs.
Silicon Valley Noun
region in central California (mostly Santa Clara County) where the headquarters of many technology companies are located.
the science of using tools and complex machines to make human life easier or more profitable.