Go check this amazing footage. A 40 year old computer generated 3d animation of a hand. Founder of Pixar and contemporary president of Disney Pixar and DIsney animation, Ed Catmull, has won every kind of award in the animation category. Being this piece his first and world's first 3d animation. Check how our industry started and enjoy this already powerful piece of pure nostalgie.
Ed Catmull check this article from 2003.