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.
Laverne Harding was the second female studio animator in history, and one of the first to receive onscreen credit for her work. She worked on several popular animated series and Academy Award-nominated shorts, at Walter Lantz Productions, Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros.
Pat Powers was an influential American businessman who was involved with the film and animation developments in America during the first part of the twentieth century. His most important development being the work of Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, who he backed financially in their earliest days.
Flip the Frog tries to prevent his dog from coming to school with him. His dog eventually comes all the way to school, however, and wreaks havoc in the classroom by chasing a skunk in. Everyone runs from the classroom, ending school early!
Our collection of original newspaper comics from The Minneapolis Tribune (1937-1938) includes (among several others!) comics of Snow White, Little Orphan Annie, Popeye, Mickey Mouse.