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 featured biography is of Mexican-American animator Manny Perez, who worked on many classic Warner Bros. cartoons including Ballot Box Bunny.
This month’s Explore focuses on Roland Crandall, an important animator at Fleischer Studios who worked on Ko-Ko the Clown and Popeye, and animated the acclaimed Betty Boop cartoon Snow White.
This month’s featured cartoon, Ballot Box Bunny (1951), is a political Warner Bros. cartoon in which Yosemite Sam runs a violent campaign for mayor against his challenger Bugs Bunny.
Maureen Furniss, an animation scholar at CalArts, has written a new textbook on the history of animation, and according to Cartoon Brew her book “could become the definitive textbook history of the art form.”