There’s Up, there’s Shrek, and then there’s…this. It’s a bit of experimental computer animation of a cat done in Russia in 1968. The scientists who made it created hundreds of ASCII art images of the kitty, then printed them out and filmed them pose by pose.
It only took another eighteen years to get to Luxo Jr…
(Via Cartoon Brew.) (UPDATE: the Brew is suffering a malware attack at the moment–it’s fine on my Mac, but Firefox for Windows is apparently blocking it…)