Scanimate – The Dream Machine Trailer

“For almost a decade, 8 analog computers produced nearly all of the electronic animation seen on television….”

Here is the trailer for a documentary called The Dream Machine about the “Scanimate”, the process used on Sesame Street and Electric Company and lots of commercials in the 70s-80s.


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  1. The Scanimation effects on Electric Company used to scare be a little as a kid… very psychedelic.

    And then came the late 80’s and with it the mighty Newtek Video Toaster for the Amiga, which finally put CGI within the reach of individuals and local television stations.

    Gloriously narrated by the great Ken Nordine:

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