100 Years of Visual Effects Inspiration

YouTube user BenGraphics has uploaded a collation of 109 years of visual effects, described as a “5th-grader-friendly” collection of clips and making-of footage from notable visual effects films of the past century. The clip was originally intended for educational use as an introduction to a classroom lecture – a useful way to clear copyright perhaps. The music track is “Rods and Cones” from the Blue Man Group album Audio.

Back to the Future


There are a few noticeable omissions, including The Matrix, Lord of the Rings and Titanic. What else would you put in a collation like this?

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)

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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