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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois (he later lived for many years in the suburb of Oak Park), the fourth son of Major George Tyler Burroughs (1833–1913), a businessman and Civil War veteran, and his wife, Mary Evaline (Zieger) Burroughs (1840–1920). Continue reading

Tarzan major motion picture… Totally Digital

Tarzan first major motion picture to have be produced and exhibited entirely with digital technology produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The animated feature was based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs story. The film was produced and mastered entirely digitally using animation, composition, and editing software. The film was run using film-less digital projection systems at three U.S. theatres: one in Orlando, FL, one in Burbank, CA and one in Irvine, CA, on July 23, 1999.

Date:
      July 23, 1999
Name(s):
      Walt Disney Pictures /Edgar Rice Burroughs
Location:
      Orlando, FL, USA
      Burbank, CA, USA
      Irvine, CA, USA


Additional Information:

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs – Wikipedia
    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
  • Tarzan (1999 film) – Wikipedia
    The animators were split into two teams, one in Paris and one in Burbank. The 6000 mile distance and difference in time zones posed challenges for collaboration, especially for scenes with Tarzan and Jane. Glen Keane was the supervising animator for Tarzan at the Paris studio, while Ken Duncan was the supervising animator for Jane at the studio in Burbank.
  • Tarzan (2013 film) – Wikipedia
    Tarzan (also known as Tarzan 3D) is a 2013 English-language German 3D computer-animated motion capture action-adventure film written, directed and produced by German producer Reinhard Klooss which was released on October 17, 2013 in Russia.

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3D computer model of an Old Master sculpture

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Businessman worth US$100 billion

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