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 feature the creator of KoKo the Clown – Dick Huemer. An animator during the golden age of animation, Huemer worked for the Disney organization from 1933-1973, an impressive 50 years. Alongside his working partner Joe Grant, Huemer helped create some of the most compelling and memorable animations during his tenure at Disney.
Explore Edge of Frame, a blog run by Edwin Rostron, an artist, animator and curator based in London. Focusing on intersecting works of animation, experimental film, and video art, Edge of Frame seeks to celebrate the groundbreaking experimental art forms of the contemporary era.
This month’s featured cartoon is Koko’s Earth Control. The Fleischer’s showcase Koko and his dog pulling on random levers that control the natural cycles of the earth, wrecking the world into utter chaos. Battling against the nature, the earth goes haywire and live-action shots are intercut in the sequence, showing humans begin affected by the cartoon world.
This month’s featured link is the website of Iota Centre – a public, non-profit arts organization founded in 1994. Their mission is to inspire artists in a changing technological context, and showcasing experimental works of film, artwork and paper materials.