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.
Miss Foray is one of the most prolific voice actresses in history. She is particularly well known for lending her voice to Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale in Jay Ward’s Rocky and Bullwinkle series. She was also the voice of Tweety Bird’s protector Granny in the Warner Bros cartoons, and played Lucifer the Cat in Disney’s Cindarella. June started work as an actress in 1943 in Red Hot Riding Hood and most recently worked on the video game release Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal. She has worked in Feature Films, Television, and Radio and has appeared on Television.
In this episode of A Color Rhapsody, the blackboard drawings of a school setting come alive, as the characters on screen gather together for class. This Columbia classroom tale features a jungle sequence, musical segment and a story-within-a-story structure, differentiated by the style of the cartoon world and the ‘blackboard’ world within.
Mintz got his start as a producer of animation after his marriage to Margaret J. Winkler of Winkler Pictures. The company produced over 370 cartoon shorts between 1925-1939. The Columbia cartoon producer studied at St. Lawrence University and started working for WB as a booker in 1915. He left in 1920 to start producing the ‘Felix the Cat’ cartoon series, ‘Color Rhapsodies’, and ‘Oswald the Rabbit’ cartoons.
Film Chest Media Group collects, restores and archives media of all kinds, and this particular one features classic animated cartoons from the ’30s and ’40s. Noted Christmas specials, Betty Boop, Popeye, and Woody Woodpecker are all a part of Chest’s selections.