This truly is an incredible machine. Not to mention, a truly incredible machine for its time as well. Watching this, kind of makes you have mixed feelings about the innovations in both animation and film today. On one hand (in the digital age) its great that we are able to accomplish so much, and things (via digital) are much easier and even more readily available for both professional and amateur animators and filmmakers alike. On the other hand, you lose the true “art” in it all. The time and minds it must have taken to accomplish each great step in the medium is staggering to me. However, with each passing year when multiplane cameras, and optical printers, etc… all fall out of favor and are updated, these innovators now seem to have more in common with magicians than animators and filmmakers.