Illustration of a dalmatian from the movie 101 Dalmatians on a red background
Disney released One Hundred and One Dalmatians in 1961. Based on the original novel by English writer Dodie Smith, the film was the first of Disney’s films to utilize Xerox technology. A Xerox machine was used to copy the animator’s original drawings to animation cells, a big time saver compared to the previous method of copying the drawings by hand. Disney continued using this technology until Beauty and the Beast in 1991, when animators switched to a Computer Animated Production System (CAPS).
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Yetikyel, G. (2021, June 2). How “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” Saved Disney. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-one-hundred-and-one-dalma…