Long before Woody and Buzz got lost and had to find their way back home to Andy, this primitive 3D model of a hand was created. In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie (so they claim), an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some “making of” footage and some other early experiments. Read more here.