Here's a nice Christmas present for y'all: Elephants Dream was included in CGSociety's CG Retrospective 2006; a public-voted list of the twenty most important developments in CG in 2006! It made sixth place, making it cooler than the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii, Pixar's 'Cars' and several major commercial packages.
The criteria for selection, is that the event had to be innovative, landmark or extremely cool.
We were interested in anything related to the CG industry - software releases, movies, short films, games, products, or anything that had a profound effect on the CG industry this year. Many thousands of people viewed the threads related to the CG Retrospective 2006 and offered suggestions to the items that should be on the list and here we now present the public-voted list of CG-related coolness!
Congratulations to everyone who's involved!