Welcome to the Early Animation Wiki! We are a collaborative place to share information on the early days of animation.
Find biographical information on animators, directors, background artists, composers voice actors, and more. Pictured: Tex Avery.
Watch examples of early animation, complete with links to information about the cartoons, their makers, and their studios.
Histories of the studios responsible for producing and distributing early animation.
Find information on early animators, animation studios, artistic movements, influences, and more in books, journal and magazine articles, and links to websites, blogs, and collections.
This month’s featured biography is Scott Bradley, the composer of the music for this month’s featured cartoon – “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse”. Bradley developed a unique musical style during his career at MGM that proved essential to the intelligibility and entertainment value of these often wordless cartoons.
This month’s explore is dedicated to Sammy Timberg, one of the most important composers in American animation history. Timberg is best known for the music he wrote for Fleischer Studios, including theme music for Betty Boop and Superman cartoons.
This month’s cartoon is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947), a Tom and Jerry entry, riffing off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which Tom concocts a deadly potion but finds that it only makes Jerry stronger.
Cartoon Network has announced that Adventure Time will be ending in 2018, prompting the crew to reflect on the show’s legacy.