Movie Maker (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Electronic Arts - 1985 USA, Canada Release

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Movie Maker
Packaging cover Movie Maker.
Product ID ELEAR0042
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Album Sleeve
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1985
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Category(s) Graphics, Graphics Tools, Animation
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The Animation Construction Set

Dazzling Animated Graphics Made Easy.

  • Mix text and graphics in your movie for titles and special effects.
  • Synchronize the dog and the ball for an on-screen game of fetch.
  • Make the dragon move and breathe fire with a might roar.

Hundreds of built-in pictures plus the power to draw your own.

10 Ready-made movies to enjoy, study and change while you master the art of animation.

Complete funny animated birthday, Halloween and Christmas card sets from master of the macabre, Gahan Wilson.

Share your work on computer disk or with a VCR. Customize Gahan Wilson's exploding birthday cake, for instance, then videotape it and send it to a friend.

Create tracks of up to 300 frames each. Combine up to 6 tracks in a single animated sequence. Mix text and graphics.

Chain sequences for automatic computer playback or use a VCR to combine them into feature-length productions.

Add great music and sound effects from a library of built-in tones and sounds. (Not available in the Apple II version of the program.)

What the Critics Say:

"With Movie Maker, an adult or teenager with no artistic background can design, direct, and produce an animated cartoon that looks as sophisticated as one created by professional game animators." - Stuart Gannes, Discover Magazine

"Movie Maker is one of those breakthrough programs that comes along once in a great while... it is, simply, one of the most mind-boggling programs I have ever seen." - Stan Goldberg, Family Computing Magazine

"Movie Maker offers probably the widest range of animated graphics possibilities of any software package available for personal computers today." - Eric Sandberg-Diment, The New York Times

"Movie Maker is a masterpiece." - John Anderson, Creative Computing Magazine

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K

Box Scans

Album Sleeve cover Movie Maker. Album Sleeve back Movie Maker.



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