Timeline History

Movies History Timeline 1991 - 2000



Year Events Records Inventions Articles Awards Movies Indian Movies Personalities
1991 Pixar and Disney agreed to co-produce the first fully computer-generated feature, Toy Story, released four years later.   The first truly believable computer-generated character was the morphing, liquid molten metal, T-1000 cyborg of James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Best Picture
  Lamhe released. A love story starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Anupam Kher. Bollywood's first major international success.  
1992     The first film released in Dolby Stereo Digital was Tim Burton's sequel to the original 1989 film, Batman Returns.     Roja released. A man is kidnapped by terrorists; his wife refuses to stop fighting for his return. Dubbed from Tamil original critically-acclaimed. Death of George Murphy (May 3).

Death of Shirley Booth (October 16).
1993 Steven Spielberg's influential Jurassic Park was released, and noted for its full-motion, computer-generated dinosaurs created at George Lucas' ILM facility. DTS Digital Sound also made its theatrical debut in the film.   Lost in Yonkers is edited on an Avid Media Composer system, the first non-linear editing system to allow viewing at film's required “real-time”-viewing rate of 24 frames per second. By converting film into digital bits, film can now be cut on a computer.
Steven Spielberg wins his first directing Oscar for Schindler's List.

Best Director
Wolfgang Petersen's In the Line of Fire included retouched footage of political crowd scenes
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke released. Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla, stars of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak fall in love again, this time while Aamir is taking care of three younger siblings. 28 year-old actor Brandon Lee was killed during the filming of The Crow (1994) in Wilmington

Death of Leon Ames (October 12).

Death of Audrey Hepburn(January 20).
1994 Viacom bought Paramount Pictures after a bidding war with USA Networks/QVC. Disney became the first studio to gross $1 billion at the box office. Forrest Gump used digital photo trickery to insert a person into historical footage, to erase the legs of amputee Gary Sinese, and to enhance the ping-pong game

SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound), a digital sound-on-film format in which the digital information was optically printed in two continuous strips along both edges of the 35 mm. film, was introduced.
Disney's successful animated The Lion King was among the first feature animations featuring many major stars' voices for its characters. 1942 A Love Story released. Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, this movie is set against the historical backdrop of the "Quit India Movement.
1995 Seagram bought MCA/Universal from Matsushita for $5.7 billion and renamed it Universal Studios.

Disney bought the ABC Network.
  IMAX 3-D was introduced with the 40-minute movie Wings of Courage, which cost $15 million to make. It was viewed through high-tech goggles with liquid crystal lenses. Tom Hanks wins his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar. He won in 1994 for his role in Philadelphia and in 1995 for Forrest Gump.

Best Actor
  Bombay released. Star cast Manisha Koirala,Arvind Swamy A south Indian Hindu man falls in love with a Muslim woman--taboo in the small village from which they hail. Death of Ginger Rogers(April 25).
1996       The English Patient (1996) was the first Oscar-winning American film with a digitally edited soundtrack - two of its nine awards were for Best Film Editing and Best Sound

Best Film Editing
Independence Day released. Khamoshi released. Nana Patekar, Seema Biswas, Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. An unconventional romance. Death of Claudette Colbert (July 30).
1997 Orion Pictures was sold to MGM. Titanic crashes into theaters. It is the most expensive film of all time, costing between $250 and $300 million to produce and market.     Titanic released. Border released. A war story based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Stars Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Pooja Bhatt, Rani Mukherjee and Tabu. Death of James Stewart (July 2).
1998   Titanic becomes the highest-grossing film of all time, raking in more than $580 million domestically.   Titanic captures a record-tying 11 Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture and Best Director (James Cameron).

Best Picture
Armageddon released. Dil Se released. Directed by Mani Ratnam. A journalist falls in love with a beautiful terrorist. This film is known for its music by A. R. Rahman. The movie stars Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Manisha Koirala.  
1999 George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace included characters that were entirely digitally rendered, such as Jar Jar Binks
Star Wars Episode I—The Phantom Menace opens and breaks a string of box office records. The film grosses $102.7 million in its debut five-day weekend.     Pokemon: The First Movie (released in Japan in 1998 and in the US in 1999) became the most successful foreign animated film at the box office in U.S. history.

The Blair Witch Project hits theaters and becomes an instant cult classic. It grosses more than $125 million at the box office and cost only $30,000 to make.
Sarfarosh released. A police officer's fight against border terrorism. Stars Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre, and Naseeruddin Shah.  
2000         Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai released. Police thriller turns on mistaken identity. Death of Loretta Young (August 12).
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