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    Leon Searl

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    "Leon Searl (whose name is alternatively spelt "Leon Searle") got his start as a newspaper cartoonist, first working for the Pulitzer Papers on the comic strip "Jimmy Johnnypants" from November of 1905 to February of 1906. He later went on to write at..."

    Lillian Friedman Foster

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    "Lilian Friedman Astor was the first American female studio animator and worked at Fleischer studios. "

    Little Nemo/Watch Me Move

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    Little School Mouse

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    Producer(s): Fred Quimby

    Release Date: 29/05/1954

    "With a diploma in outwitting cats in his arsenal, Jerry attempts to teach a younger mouse who keeps finding other means to achieve the tasks he is given."

    Lotte Reiniger

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    "Lotte Reiniger was a German animator who adapted the art of shadow-plays to film, pioneering and perfecting the technique of silhouette animation using her own inventions. One such silhouette film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is considered..."

    Making ‘Em Move

    Filed under: animation, , , , ,

    Release Date: 1931

    "A classic 1931's cartoon from Van Beuren Studios, Make 'Em Move depicts a mischievous female character whom stumbles in onto the scene of a cartoon factory bursting with drawings and jazz music. The animals depicted create animation much like themsel..."

    Margaret Mintz nee Winkler

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    "A crucial figure in the history of the American animation industry, Margaret Winkler was the first woman to produce and distribute animated films, including early works of the Dave and

    Martin Arnold Films

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    "Martin Arnold's films use segments of old American cartoons, from which he has obscured and deleted features in order to focus viewer attention on the sound, repetition and movement of specific and recurring forms.His work has been shown at 168 inter..."

    Mary Blair

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    "Mary Blair was an American animator, best known for her work with Disney Studios."

    Masahiko Satoh

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    "Born in Tokyo in 1941, Masahiko Satoh is a pianist whose career has spanned six decades and over a hundred albums. His style is known for blending influences from American jazz with traditional Japanese music. Satoh's interest in music began at the ..."

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio

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    "Active from 1929 to 1957, MGM produced some of the most well-known and well-liked cartoons syndicated all over the world, featuring characters such as Barney Bear, Droopy, and the now-iconic Tom and Jerry. MGM's first foray into animation was thr..."

    Michael Maltese

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    "Born in New York City to Italian immigrants, Michael Maltese studied at the National Academy of Art and Design, before landing his first animation job working as a colourist for Betty Boop cartoons, in 1935. He and his wife, Florence Sass, later move..."

    Milton (Milt) Kahl

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    "Milt Kahl was an renown animator and director who was a part of Disney's group of “Nine Old Men”, who created and designed many Disney characters, and whose distinctive style had a large influence within the history of the studio. "

    Minnie the Moocher

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    Producer(s): Max Fleischer 

    Release Date: 11/03/1932

    "“Minnie the Moocher” begins with a live action performance by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cab Calloway of “St. James Infirmary Blues,” which segues into the Betty Boop cartoon. The cartoon begins with a typical mealtime setting i..."

    Motor Mania

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    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 30/06/1950

    "In this Goofy cartoon from the 50's, a Jekyll and Hyde dynamic illustrates how Mr. Walker, who is friendly and normally mild tempered turns into Mr. Wheeler, a crazed maniac who experiences road rage when behind the wheel of an automobile. An intere..."

    Neighbours (1952)

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    Nikolai Khodataev

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    "Born in the village of Konstantinovsk in 1892, the son of a wealthy tsarist official, Nikolai Khodataev took painting lessons in his youth, eventually enrolling in the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, at the age of twenty. In ..."

    Oliver Wallace

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    "Born in England, Wallace studied music widely, in London as well as in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. First relocating to Canada in 1904, Oliver eventually settled in the United States, becoming a citizen 10 years later in 1914. After compl..."

    Oskar Fischinger

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    "Oskar Fischinger was a German-American painter, filmmaker and abstract animator. He invented several tools and techniques for special effects. While personally producing a vast amount of abstract fine art and film, he also collaborated with pioneer f..."

    Oswald – All Wet

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    Producer(s): Charles Mintz, George Winkler

    Release Date: 31/10/1927

    "Oswald has a hotdog stand that is plagued by mice. He closes the stand to pursue Fanny romantically. After Fanny rejects Oswald's advances, he bribes a lifeguard to let him take over in order that Oswald can impress Fanny. After Fanny notices Oswald ..."

    Ōten Shimokawa

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    "Ōten Shimokawa was one of the pioneers of Japanese animation, who is believed to have produced the very first “true” anime film.Shimokawa was born in Maiyakojima Prefecture in 1892, though moved to Tokyo when we was 9. He began his working life..."

    Otto Messmer

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    "Messmer was a legendary American cartoonist and animator, who was best know as the creator of Felix the Cat, who is considered the first major cartoon star."

    Out of the Inkwell Films/Fleischer Studios

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    "Out of the Inkwell Films, renamed Fleischer Studios in 1929, was founded by brothers- Dave and Max Fleischer, in 1921. The Fleischers' studio was one of the most influential and successful animation studios in the silent era as well as in the Golden ..."

    Panda! Go, Panda!

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    Producer(s): Shunzo Kato

    Release Date: 17/09/1972

    "While her grandmother is out of town, Mimiko, a young orphan, befriends a giant panda bear and his son."

    Paramount Cartoon Studios/Famous Studios

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    "Famous Studios, renamed Paramount Cartoon Studios in 1956, was the animation division of Paramount Pictures.  The studio was formed in 1942 after Paramount took over Fleischer Studios in 1941, when the Fleischer brothers were not able to repay their..."

    Patrick Anthony (Pat) Powers

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    "Pat Powers was an influential American businessman who was involved with the film and animation developments inAmericaduring the first part of the twentieth century. His most important development being the work of Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, who he b..."

    Pigs is Pigs

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger 

    Release Date: 1937

    "This 1937 Merrie Melodies short stereotypes pigs as gluttonous, insatiable beings whose mortal sins have explosive consequences. Piggy has a hunger that cannot be fulfilled, and much to the chagrin of his mother all he does throughout the day is fant..."

    Popeye the Sailor

    Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

    Producer(s): Max Fleischer

    "This Popeye The Sailor cartoon features Betty Boop, as well as a live action intro featuring Popeye on the cover of a real newspaper. In this cartoon short Olive and Popeye go to the fun fare, and play games in attempt to win prizes, only to be usu..."

    Popeye the Sailor: Seasin’s Greetinks!

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    Producer(s): Max Fleischer

    Release Date: 17/12/1933

    "Popeye and Olive Oyl go for a skate on a chilly winter day. Bluto tries to spoil their fun, but of course he's no match for Popeye and his spinach. "

    Porky’s Romance

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

    Release Date: 03/04/1937

    "Porky attempts to woo Petunia with flowers and candy. Though she initially spurns him, she invites him in when she sees the chocolate. Porky proposes to her, only to be cruelly rejected. He attempts to hang himself, only for the branch to break under..."

    Puddle Pranks

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    Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

    Release Date: 1930

    "Flip and his sweetheart ride a cricket drawn wagon only to be pursued by a relentless stork."

    Robert Fred “Freddie” Moore

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    "Freddie Moore was a highly influential animator with Walt Disney Productions in a crucial era of its development during the 30s, up until the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) and the establishment of the core group of animators k..."

    Rooty Toot Toot (1952)

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    Release Date: 1952

    "This cartoon depicts with transfiguring lines and shapes a courtroom-style musical drama. Characters are called up to the stand, each telling their side of the story, flashing back to each scene punctuated by the musical script. The opening sequence ..."

    Sadie Friedlander Bodin

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    "Sadie Bodin was an extremely influential animator, being the first to picket an animation studio during the fight for animation workers' rights in the 1930s. Bodin was also one of the few women animators to move up into managerial positions, becoming..."

    Sammy Timberg

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    "Sammy Timberg was the musical director for Fleischer Studios and one of the most important composers of music in the history of American cartoons. Although Timberg had a long career that began in vaudeville in the 1910s, Timberg is best known for th..."

    School Days (1932)

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    Release Date: 14/05/1932

    "School Days features Flip trying to prevent his dog from coming to school with him. His dog eventually comes all the way to school, however, wreaking havoc in the classroom by chasing a skunk in. Everyone runs from the classroom, ending school early."

    Scott Bradley

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    "Scott Bradley was a film composer who wrote acclaimed music for many memorable cartoons during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He is best known for his work at MGM, scoring thea..."

    Seymour Kneitel

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

    "Seymour Kneitel was an early American animator, most well known for his work with Fleischer Studios. After the studio closed, he headed its successor, Famous Studios."

    Shaman

    Filed under: animation, , , , ,

    Producer(s): Kat Baulu

    Release Date: 2017

    "An Inuk shaman turns a terrifying polar bear into stone."

    Shiver Me Timbers!

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    Producer(s): Fleischer Studios

    Silly Scandals

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    Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Adolph Zukor

    Release Date: 23/05/1931

    "This cartoon marks the origin of Betty Boop (at least the name anyway, the character, or at least one with an uncanny resemblance, had appeared before). Bimbo sneaks into a vaudeville theater to see Betty perform. He is enthralled with her performanc..."

    Sinkin’ In The Bathtub

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

    Release Date: 19/04/1930

    "Both racist and a blatant ripoff of Mickey Mouse, this is the first Looney Tunes cartoon. It follows Bosko bathing and then having an adventure on a tiny anthropomorphic train, during this he courts Honey."

    Space Ghost: “The Heat Thing”

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    Release Date: 10/09/1966

    "Space Ghost imagines intergalactic adventures through the superhero Space Ghost and his sidekicks Jace and Jan, and their pet monkey Blip, who assist in keeping outer space free from trouble. Space Ghost was pivotal in the rising popularity of superh..."

    Special Delivery

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    Producer(s): Derek Lamb

    Release Date: 1978

    "Ralph Phelps ignores his wife's orders to clean the snow off their porch and goes for a walk instead. His day spirals into anarchy when he returns to find the mailman on his front yard, his neck broken from slipping and falling down the stairs."

    Stephen and Timothy Quay (Brothers Quay)

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    "Stephen and Timothy Quay are identical twin brothers and animators, working together as the Quay Brothers. They are extremely influential in the field of stop-motion animation, creating dark and esoteric works that have built on several fascinating a..."

    Sterling Holloway

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    "Born in Cedartown, Georgia to a grocer, Sterling Holloway's acting career began in his teens, when he enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where his classmates included Spencer Tracy and Pat O'Brien. After graduation, h..."

    Storyboard Studios/Hubley Studios

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    "After John Hubley was blacklisted by HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) for not testifying before the committee, he had to leave his position at United Productions of America (UPA) in 1952 and as a result founded his own independent animat..."

    Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)

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    Swooner Crooner

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    Terrytoons

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    "Paul Terry opened his own animation studio, called Terrytoons, in 1929.   Paul Terry is known in the animation industry for producing his cartoons quickly, and for resisting improvements. Terry’s goal was to produce cartoons at the lowest cost po..."

    The Band Concert

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    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 23/02/1935

    "Mickey and his friends Peter Pig, Paddy Pig, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, and Goofy try to put on an outdoor concert. As they attempt to play the William Tell Overture they face many problems, chief among them Donald Duck and a pesky bee. "

    The Bandmaster

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    Producer(s): Walter Lantz

    Release Date: 18/05/1931

    "Oswald conducts, and then a slew of seemingly random events ensue. Although at moments narrative causality matters, for the most part spectacle drives the cartoon (for example, when objects seemingly magically transform)."

    The Flintstones: Cave Scout Jamboree

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    Producer(s): William HannaJoseph Barbera

    Release Date: 01/04/1966

    "After flooding the quarry where he works, Fred is laid off work for a few days. He convinces Wilma and Betty to accompany he and Barney on a camping trip, promising them a peaceful getaway. However, when they learn that their campground is the site o..."

    The Grasshopper and the Ant (1954)

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    Release Date: 1954

    The Mad Scientist

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    Producer(s): Max FleischerAdolph Zukor

    Release Date: 26/09/1941

    "When a mad scientist holds Lois Lane hostage, only Superman can save her, and the rest of the city, from his diabolical plot."

    The Minneapolis Journal – 1937-09-06

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    Author: Carl Ed, Les Forgrave, Chester Gould, King, Lichty, J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel, George McManus, Paul Robinson

    "Page 1Grin and Bear It (Lichty)Dick Tracy (Chester Gould) - "Crime Does Not Pay"Etta Kett (Paul Robinson) - "The Modern Miss"Dixie Dugan (J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel) - "Thomas Slips a Mooring"Big Sister (Leslie Forgrave) - "Under Cover"Bringing ..."

    The Minneapolis Journal – 1937-09-07

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    Author: Carl Anderson, Branner, Fanny Cory, Carl Ed, Gus Edson, Les Forgrave, Chester Gould, Zane Grey, King, Lichty, J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel, George McManus, William Ritt and Clarence Gray, Paul Robinson, George Swan

    "Page 1Grin and Bear it (Lichty)Dick Tracy (Chester Gould) - "Crime Does Not Pay"Etta Kett (Paul Robinson) - "The Depths of Reason"Dixie Dugan (J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel) - "The Love Birds" Big Sister (Leslie Forgrave)- "As It Glitters" Bringing..."

    The Minneapolis Journal – 1937-12-06

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    Author: Carl Ed, Les Forgrave, Chester Gould, King, Lichty, J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel, George McManus, Paul Robinson

    "Page 1Grin and Bear it (Lichty)Dick Tracy (Chester Gould)- "Crime Does Not Pay"Etta Kett (Paul Robinson) - "Music to His Ears"Dixie Dugan (J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel) - "She Isn't Through Yet!"Big Sister (Leslie Forgrave) - "The Boys are Being W..."

    The Minneapolis Journal – 1937-12-07

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    Author: Carl Anderson, Branner, Fanny Cory, Gus Edson, Zane Grey, William Ritt and Clarence Gray, George Swan

    "Page 1Brick Bradford (William Ritt and Clarence Gray) - "What Is Brick Up To?"Little Miss Muffet (Fanny Cory) - "Something Is Wrong"Henry (Carl Anderson)- "The Wonder Child"The Gumps (Gus Edson) - "Min's Not So Dumb"King of the Royal Mounted (Zane Gr..."

    The Minneapolis Journal – 1937-12-08

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    Author: Carl Ed, Les Forgrave, Chester Gould, King, Lichty, J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel, George McManus, Paul Robinson

    "Page 1Grin and Bear It (Lichty)Dick Tracy (Chester Gould)- "Crime Does Not Pay"Etta Kett (Paul Robinson) - "Happy Days!"Dixie Dugan (J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel) - "Danger!"Big Sister (Leslie Forgrave) - "A Turkey is Nearby"Bringing Up Father (G..."