The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)


First cel shading animation, first CGI animation in full lenght traditionally animated film

The Great Mouse Detective
Original Poster

Video (HD 1080p)

CGI making of video


1) At the Feature Animation building, animators Phil Nibbelink and Dave Gielow spent months designing the interior of Big Ben, with each gear produced as wire-frame graphics on a computer that was printed out and traced onto animation cels onto which the colors and characters were added.

2) Directed by  Ron Clements. (Walt Disney studio).

3) Cel shading or toon shading is a type of non-photorealistic rendering designed to make 3-D computer graphics appear to be flat by using less shading color instead of a shade gradient or tints and shades. Cel-shading is often used to mimic the style of a comic book or cartoon and/or give it a characteristic paper-like texture.There are similar techniques that can make an image look like a sketch, an oil painting or an ink painting.

4) First video game to use cel shading was ZPC (1996).