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.
Freddie Moore was a highly influential animator with Walt Disney Productions as one of “Disney’s Nine Old Men.” Moore’s best known work involves the characterization and stylization of key Disney characters, such as Mickey Mouse, and his “Freddie Moore girls.”
Paul Grimault was one of the most important French animators who worked in an extremely lyrical style. His important and divisive animated feature film, Le roi et l’oiseau, took an incredible 30 years to make.
A girl and boy cat rowing a boat begin discussing whether the moon is made of cheese or desserts, so the moon invites them up its stairs to see for themselves. The moon is full of dessert, and they fall back to earth after eating their fill.
Started in 1999 in Estonia, the Animated Dreams International Animation Film Festival is now one of the most respected and competitive animation festivals in the world. Animated Dreams takes place this year from 18 to 22 November, and has a student animated film competition component.