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The multiplane effect is sometimes referred to as a parallax process.

A predecessor to the multiplane camera was used by Lotte Reiniger for her animated feature The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926).

Berthold Bartosch, who worked with Reiniger, used a similar setup in his film L'Idee (1932).

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When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.The first multiplane camera, using four layers of flat artwork before a horizontal camera, was invented by former Walt Disney Studios animator/director Ub Iwerks in 1933, using parts from an old Chevrolet automobile.His multiplane camera was used in a number of the Iwerks Studio's Willie Whopper and Comicolor cartoons of the mid-1930s.Lynde took time out from preparing for the show one recent afternoon to explain.‘Sleeping Beauty’ might be the most regressive Disney movie of all,” Lynde said.Various parts of the artwork layers are left transparent, to allow other layers to be seen behind them.