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    Little Tora: The Abandoned Cat (1947)

    Filed under: animation, , ,

    Producer(s): Nihon Doga and Toho Kyoiku Eiga

    A Little Soap and Water

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Max FleischerAdolph Zukor

    Release Date: 21/06/1935

    "Betty Boop tries to give Pudgy a bath, but Pudgy has other ideas."

    Acrobatty Bunny

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    Aesop’s Fables Studio

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    "Aesop's Fables Studio was a small animation studio. Aesop's Fables Studio was founded by Paul Terry in 1920 with financial support from the Keith-Albee vaudeville team in order to produce a series of animated shorts called Aesop’s Film Fables. The..."

    American Animated Films: The Silent Era, 1897-1929

    Filed under: resource, , ,

    Author: Dennis Gifford

    "Arranged chronologically by series, this is a complete annotated listing of all the animated films produced in the US before the advent of sound."

    Anatole

    Filed under: animation, , , ,

    Producer(s): William L. Snyder

    Release Date: 01/09/1962

    Andy Panda’s Victory Garden

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Walter Lantz

    Release Date: 09/09/1942

    "Andy Panda and Balmer try to plant a spring garden, but Charlie Chicken and a naughty worm have other ideas!"

    Animating Culture: Hollywood Cartoons from the Sound Era

    Filed under: resource, , ,

    Author: Eric Loren Smoodin

    "The author analyzes the animated short film and argues that cartoons appealed to a wide audience, not just children, and did indeed contribute to public debate about political matters. He examines issues often ignored in discussions of animated film..."

    Ann “Little” Rothschild

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , ,

    "Ann L. Rothschild, better known as Little Ann Little, started in show business in 1925 as a part of the Greenwich Village Follies. In the early 1930s, she auditioned for the part of a new cartoon character at Fleischer Studios. Impressed by her high-..."

    Arthur (Art) Babbitt

    Filed under: people, , , , , ,

    "Art was born in Omaha of Russian Jewish ancestry. Soon after High School he took himself to New York where he slummed around doing odd jobs and eating stale food to put himself through Columbia College Pre Med. He tried some jobs drawing cartoons and..."

    Ballot Box Bunny

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Edward Selzer

    Release Date: 06/10/1951

    "A political Warner Bros. cartoon in which Yosemite Sam runs a violent campaign for mayor against his challenger Bugs Bunny."

    Bea Benaderet

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , ,

    "Born in New York City to a Turkish-Sephardic tobacconist and an Irish-American woman, Bea Benaderet made a name for herself in the first half of the twentieth century displaying her vocal and comedic talents in animation, radio, television, and film...."

    Bedtime

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Alfred Weiss

    Release Date: 01/12/1923

    "Max Fleischer leaves his creation Koko the Clown stranded on a mountain top so he can get some sleep. Koko gets off the mountain and searches for Fleischer, terrorizing New York (he's grown in size at this point) in the process. The very interesting ..."

    Begone Dull Care

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Norman McLaren

    Release Date: 1949

    "This short film by Canadian animators Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren offers an interpretation of jazz music by the Oscar Peterson Trio by a unique style of painting colours, shapes, and transformations directly onto filmstrip. It reflects the cont..."

    Ben “Bugs” Hardaway

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , ,

    "Ben Hardaway was an American storyboard artist, voice actor, animator and gagman during the Golden Age of American animation. Supplying the voice of Woody Woodpecker in many cartoon shorts, Hardaway was the man who gave "Bugs Bunny" his iconic name. "

    Bill Nolan

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    "Bill Nolar started in New York doing crazy cat on Felix the Cat. He worked for Lantz Studios during the mid 40s."

    Bob Clampett Productions

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    "Bob Clampett left Warner Bros. in 1946 to open his own studio, Bob Clampett Productions in 1948. As many writers and fans point out, Clampett was as much fascinated with animation as he was with puppetry. As part of his new studio, Clampett created a..."

    Bob Kurtz

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , ,

    "His career started when he began writing the pink panther series."

    Bosko Shipwrecked!

    Filed under: animation, , , , ,

    Producer(s): Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising

    Release Date: 19/09/1931

    "Bosko attempts to steer a boat through a storm to no avail. He then washes ashore only to be hassled by the local wildlife.Bosko and the lion's alternation between movement towards and away from the spectator deserves particular note for its innovati..."

    Brad Bird

    Filed under: people, , , , , ,

    "Brad started his first animated cartoon at age eleven and finished it at fourteen. The film attracted the attention of Disney Studios which offered the young legend a chance to come be mentored by Milt Kahl, one of the Nine Old Men. After graduating ..."

    Broken Toys

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 14/12/1935

    Candy Town (1933)

    Filed under: animation, , , ,

    Release Date: 01/13/1933

    Carl Barks

    Filed under: people, , , , , , ,

    "Carl Barks was an American cartoonist who was most well-known for drawing Donald Duck as well as creating the iconic character of Scrooge McDuck. "

    Carl Thomas Anderson

    Filed under: people, , ,

    "Anderson was a cartoonists and comic strip artist most well-known for his drawings of Henry. Anderson began his career as a cartoonist for the Philadelphia Times drawing fashion illustrations in 1894. Throughout his career, Anderson worked for the N..."

    Carl W. Stalling

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , ,

    "Carl Stalling was the composer of Warner Bros. Cartoon classic Looney Tunes, serving as composer and arranger for over 22 years and averaging the completion of a score per week. Sta..."

    Charles Augustus Nichols (“Nick”)

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    ""Nick" Nichols was an Academy Award winning animator and director who first came into prominence working for Disney Studios, hired on December 31st, in 1937. In years to come he would work ..."

    Charles B. Mintz

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    "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..."

    Chilly Willy – Half Baked Alaska

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Walter Lantz

    Release Date: 01/04/1965

    "Hungry and cold with a failing shoe-shine business, Chilly Willy struggles to get enough money to buy himself a stack of hotcakes."

    Chuck Jones

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , ,

    "Chuck Jones was a 14 time Oscar nominee who created over 300 hundred animated films, including some of Warner Bros. most memorable cartoon characters, as well as producing many television specials, and full-length features."

    Clayton “Bud” Collyer

    Filed under: people, , , , , , ,

    "Born in Manhattan to Clayton Johnson Heermance and Caroline Collyer as Clayton Johnson Heermance Jr., Clayton "Bud" Collyer initially intended to pursue law as his profession. While attending Fordham University, he began work as a radio singer and an..."

    Colonel Heeza Liar in the Trenches

    Filed under: animation, , , ,

    Crowing Pains

    Filed under: animation, , , , ,

    Producer(s): Edward Selzer

    Release Date: 12/07/1947

    "Foghorn Leghorn fools a young determined chicken hawk into going after Sylvester instead of himself. But when Sylvester gets wise to him, confusion ensues!"

    Daffy the Commando

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

    Release Date: 20/11/1943

    "Daffy Duck parachutes onto a German base in WW2 and torments some Nazis. As he is shot by a cannon, he flies over (whilst holding two American flags, none the less) to a Nazi rally, and smacks Hitler with a hammer. Elements of propaganda abound, but ..."

    Dave Fleischer

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , ,

    "First generation American Jew who grew up in Manhattan. His father had emigrated from Austria in the late 1880’s. He and his brother, Max, distributed their Out of the Inkwell Series by themselves in mid-1921. Sometime in 1922 they signed with dist..."

    Dick Beals

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , ,

    "Born in Detroit, as a child Dick Beals was too small to play sports, instead opting to be a cheerleader. He attended Michigan State University, where he began to lend his voice to radio broadcasting. In the 1940s, Beal began to do voice acting profes..."

    Dinner Time

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Paul Terry

    Release Date: 17/12/1928 (copyright date, possibly not release date)

    "An early example of sound animation. In it, animals square off against each other and then join forces against a Butcher (Farmer Alfalfa)."

    Disney’s Education for Death: The Making of a Nazi

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 15/01/1943

    "“Education for Death: The Making of a Nazi” (1943) is one of 32 animated short propaganda film that the United States government commissioned Disney to produce. Nearing bankruptcy after the financial failure of Fantasia (1940), Disney entered a c..."

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Fred Quimby

    Release Date: 14/06/1947

    "A Tom and Jerry cartoon, riffing off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which Tom concocts a deadly potion but finds that it only makes Jerry stronger."

    Earl Hurd

    Filed under: people, , , , ,

    "Hurd was a pioneering American animator who worked at the beginning of the early animation age, noted for creating the silent animated short Bobby Bumpbs, and working for John Randolph Bray's company Bray Productions. Together, the pair developed ..."

    Echo Henoche

    Filed under: people, , , , ,

    "Echo Henoche is an Inuk artist and animator from Labrador. Her animation style is influenced by the Inuit art she grew up around in Labrador. She has worked with artists such as Asinnajaq and Elise Simard at the National Film Board, where she develo..."

    Egyptian Melodies

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 21/06/1931

    "A spider enters the Sphinx in Egypt. Inside he falls down stairs, hides from dancing mummies and witnesses murals come to life. He then runs away, afraid."

    Émile (Eugène Jean Louis) Courtet

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    "Émile Cohl was an important early independent cartoonist and animator, who was a caricaturist in the "Incoherent Movement" and has often been called "The Father of the Animated Cartoon.""

    Émile Cohl

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    "Cohl was a French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator, who was among the first people to experiment with the animated cartoon. "

    Eunice Macaulay

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , ,

    "Before entering animation, Eunice Macaulay worked at Pilkington Brothers as an analytical chemist, and later during the Second World War as a radio operator. After the war, in 1948, a Christmas card Macaulay illustrated caught the attention of Gaumon..."

    Excerpt from Destination Moon

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): George Pal

    Release Date: 27/06/1950

    "In this excerpt from the film Destination Moon (1950), the physics of rockets and space travel are explained with the iconic cartoon character Woody Woodpecker. "

    Fantasmagorie

    Filed under: animation, , , ,

    Producer(s): Émile Cohl

    Release Date: 17/08/1908

    "A spectacle driven early silent era animation which depicted morphing stick figures and objects. Though sometimes attributed to be the first completely animated film, the animators hands are clearly visible at one point."

    Feed the Kitty

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Edward Selzer

    Release Date: 02/02/1952

    "Marc Antony meets an adorable kitten, but his mistress says he can't bring anything else into the house. He struggles to hide the kitten from her. "

    Feline Follies

    Filed under: animation, , , ,

    Producer(s): Pat Sullivan

    Release Date: 01/09/1919

    "Master Tom (who would later be renamed Felix the Cat) falls in love with Miss Kitty White. While he is out romancing her, mice create a mess. Master Tom is thrown out due to his ineffective pest control. When he returns to Miss Kitty White he finds a..."

    Fiddlesticks

    Filed under: animation, , , , ,

    Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

    Release Date: 16/08/1930

    "A straight forward narrative following flip and assorted animals making music."

    Flip the Frog – Spooks

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

    Release Date: 21/12/1931

    "Seeking shelter from a storm, Flip and his horse arrive at a house which, unbeknownst to them, is inhabited entirely by skeletons. Flip sits through a ghoulish dinner with the head of the house before enjoying a bout of dancing with a lady skeleton. ..."

    Flip the Frog: Soda Squirt

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

    Release Date: 12/10/1933

    Floyd Ernest Norman

    Filed under: people, , , , ,

    "Floyd Norman is an American animation legend responsible for directing a number of feature animated films for Walt Disney Studios, including Sleeping Beauty (1959), One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961), and The Jungle Book (1967). Having worked fo..."

    Foghorn Leghorn, “A Broken Leghorn”

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): John Burton Sr.

    Release Date: 26/09/1959

    "The cartoon opens with three hens gossiping about Miss Prissy, who has failed to produce any eggs. Foghorn Leghorn decides to help her out by placing another hen’s egg in her nest. When the egg hatches, Foghorn Leghorn is affronted when he discover..."

    Frank Moser

    Filed under: people, , ,

    "Similarly to other animators, Moser started his career as a cartoonist for newspapers and print publications. Soon, however, he turned his attention to animation, and in 1915 started working for Barré Studio, where he animated The Animated Grouch Ch..."

    Gertie the Dinosaur

    Filed under: animation, , , ,

    Release Date: 1914

    "This silent B&W film, comprised of live action and animation, follows Windsor McCay's bet that he can return a dinosaur to life through the spectacle of animation."

    Grant Munro

    Filed under: people, , , , , , , , , , , ,

    "Grant Munro was an animator, actor, producer and filmmaker with the National Film Board of Canada, who was instrumental in many of the first developments of the film board and its associated studios. He was one of the board's earliest and longest ser..."

    Health for the Americas: Cleanliness Brings Health

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs

    Release Date: 30/06/1945

    Hell-Bent for Election

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Stephen Bosustow

    Release Date: 1944

    "It's just a normal day for Joe, a railway worker, until he realizes that two trains - the Win the War Special and the Defeatist Limited - are on their way to the same tracks. While Joe is stuck deciding which one to let pass first, a wealthy-looking ..."

    Hell’s Bells (1929)

    Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 30/10/1929

    "In this Silly Symphony, we are introduced to the many creatures of Hell. Satan sits while creatures entertain him and feed him firemilk. When Satan tries to feed a little demon to his hound Cerberus, it runs away and kicks him off the cliff of Hell."

    Hermína Týrlová

    Filed under: people, , , , , , ,

    "Often called the mother of Czech animation, Hermína Týrlová was a pioneer in the long Czech tradition of puppet and stop-motion animation. She helped to found animation production at the major company Ziln Studios, laying further groundwork for fu..."