Computer animation from Russia in 1968 (yep, that’s forty-two years ago!):
A group of Russian physicists and mathematicians with N. Konstantinov in the head of it created mathematic model of the cat and its moving and realized this model in the program for the computer “BESM-4”. Computer printed hundreds of frames on the paper using alphabet symbols and then they were converted to the cinefilm.
(Thanks, Mark Newgarden)