Color films began appearing in the 1930s, shortly after the talkies. Technicolor created a process that could record “natural color” on the film. They did this by using a three-strip color process. Light entering the camera was split by a prism and recorded on separate film strips which had filters and emulsions sensitive to certain spectrums. Then, during processing, a cyan, magenta and yellow dye transfer process was used to produce a finished film with all colors. Appropriately, this technology was applied to the greatest film type of all — animation.
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