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’s feature animator is Martha Sigall, an American inker and painter in the Golden Era of American animation.
This month’s featured cartoon is Swing Shift Cinderella, a MGM golden era cartoon. In this picture, the stories of the Little Riding Hood and Cinderella are blended to create a zany chase sequence, as Cinderella performs as a showgirl for Mr. Wolf, running away at midnight to her graveyard shift job – as a welder!
Heck Allen was an American screenwriter, novelist and story artist who had a long standing collaboration with Tex Avery.
This month’s featured link is the great site curated by Heather Kai Smith, an ever growing compilation of female animators, throughout history, and as contemporaries in this current moment. Categorized by time period, techniques and nationality, the database features information as well as filmography of the multitude of female figures working with the manipulated moving image.