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 we celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss, an American writer, cartoonist, animator, and artist – best known for his children’s books. Adopting the moniker of Dr. Seuss during his university studies at Dartmouth and Oxford, Geisel began his career illustrating editorials for magazines, eventually venturing into the advertising industry as well as being a political cartoonist.
This month’s featured site is the iconic art of the intrepid Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Bringing life to over 40 children’s books, hundreds of advertisements, political cartoons as well as editorials brimming full of colour, inventive characters and whimsy, Dr. Seuss is an American icon whose artistic life will outlive him for a long time.
This month’s featured cartoon is Dr. Seuss’ iconic tale of Horton the Elephant, who discovers the magical tiny kingdom of Whoville.
This month’s featured link is the site of American film animator and painter Suzan Pitts. Her painted films feature surrealistic scenes with psychological themes. Her colourful, lurid, and painted animations have won many prestigious filmmaking prizes from around the world.