Where The Wild Things Are

From Drawn!:

I’ve heard about this test for ages and now through the wonder of YouTube I can finally see it: the “Where the Wild Things Are” CG test from 1983. It featured John Lasseter’s (and Glen Keane’s) hand animated characters on 3D computer backgrounds done by MAGI Synthevision. Disney dropped the project, but both Lasseter and LucasFilm saw the potential of this new medium. John was hired by LucasFilm (later named Pixar) soon afterwards and, well…you know the rest.