The first live-action film was a black and white serial made in 1948. The first Superman film was an animated short made in 1941. It was directed by Dave Fleischer. It starred Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck. It was produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures.
The first movie Tim Burton worked on was Disney's The fox and the hound. He was an animator and made all the individual frames. The earliest know film he made was The Island of Doctor Agor which was made in 1971.