The decade of the 1990s in film involved many significant developments in cinema. Continuing from the 1980s, low-budgetindependent films unceasingly rose and maintained their popularity in the industry within the decade.
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Thousands of full-length films were produced during the 1990s.
Many films were specifically filmed or edited to be displayed both on theater screens as well as on the smaller TV screens, such as showing close-up scenes during dialog, rather than just wide-angle scenes in a room.
The home-video market became a major factor in total revenue for a film, often doubling the total income for a film.
Computer animation (CGI) developed and became increasingly used throughout the decade, with its innovative use in Jurassic Park (1993), as well as the release of Toy Story (1995), the first feature length film to be completely animated using CGI, heralding its use as a tool for filmmakers to achieve new visuals for film.
^Pierson, John (18 September 2013). "Slacker: Slacking Off - From the Current". The Criterion Collection. The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 6 March 2016. [The spring of 1991] marked some major changes in my life and some surprising developments for American independent film. The whole concept of the self-distributed, hometown theatrical opening of a film is quite risky. If it doesn’t work, distributors will never pick your film up.