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In 1953, Time magazine celebrates the arrival of 3-D movies, a fad that includes It Came From Outer Space and Cat Woman on the Moon.
In 1953, Time magazine celebrates the arrival of 3-D movies, a fad that includes It Came From Outer Space and Cat Woman on the Moon.

A brief history of 3-D Add to ...

1922 The first 3-D film, The Power of Love , is released. (Although stereo cards were popular in the 1850s.)

1934 The Lumière brothers create a 3-D version of their historic short, Arrival of a Train at a Station .

1951 National Film Board filmmaker Norman McLaren experiments with 3-D in Now is the Time (To Put On Your Glasses ).

1953 Time magazine celebrates the arrival of 3-D movies, a fad that includes It Came From Outer Space and Cat Woman on the Moon .

1956 Creature From the Black Lagoon is released. Freudian critics see the 3-D monster as the surfacing of America's suppressed Id.

1980s 3-D revival sees release of Amityville 3D and Jaws 3D

1995 The first Imax 3-D fiction film, Jean-Jacque Annaud's Wings of Courage, is released. That same year, James Cameron writes a treatment for Avatar . But the technology isn't there yet. "We can't do this," his crew tells him. "We'll die."

1997 NBC-TV airs a special 3-D episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun .

2000 The Discovery Channel runs 3-D Shark Week.

2004 The Polar Express, Imax's first full-length 3-D feature, is released for Christmas.

2007 The NBA and Turner Broadcasting air the all-star game in 3-D at select movie theatres.

2009 Avatar hits the big screen for the holiday season.

2011 Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to release 3-D version of the comic strip Tintin.

 

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