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Acrobatty Bunny

Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

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!"

Animation from Cape Dorset

Filed under: animation, , , ,

Producer(s): National Film Board of Canada

Release Date: 1973

"This short film features several sections that introduce Inuit culture, customs, folklores, and craftsmanship. "The Good Day for Hunting" and "Caribou Hunting" discuss the fishing and hunting rituals in Baffin Island. In addition, "the Inuit Christma..."

Anju to Zushiômaru

Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

Producer(s): Hiroshi Ohkawa

Release Date: 10/07/1961

"Children of a huntsman, Anju and Zushioumaru were sold to a slaveowner who brutally tortured them. Fortunately, their master's son sympathized with the siblings. He fell in love with Anju and secretly helped Zushioumaru escape his father's estate. Th..."

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..."

Charley Squash Goes to Town

Filed under: animation, , ,

Release Date: 1969

Chilly Willy – Half Baked Alaska

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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."

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."

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..."

Faith Hubley

Filed under: people, , , , ,

"Faith Hubley (née Chestman) was born September 16, 1924 in New York City, New York. She is best known as one half of the animating duo alongside her husband John Hubley, a former Disney and UPA animator. She became an independent animator follow..."

Ferdinand Horvath

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

"Ferdinand Horvath was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1891. Horvath was an animator and illustrator at various major animation studios such as Fable Studios, Inc., Walt Disney, and Screen Gems (Columbia Pictures) Horvath died of a stroke on Novem..."

Ferdinand the Bull

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

Producer(s): Walt Disney

Release Date: 25/11/1938

"Ferdinand is a quiet, peaceful young bull who only wants to stop and smell the flowers. But, when he is stung by a bee, the townspeople believe he is ferocious and take him to the bullfight ring."

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..."

Fyodor Khitruk

Filed under: people, , , , , ,

"Fyodor Savelyevich Khitruk was born May 1, 1917 in Tver, Russia. He was a Soviet animator best known for his Vinni Pukh animations, a Russian adaptation of A.A. Milne's British book series, Winnie the Pooh. Khitruk won numerous awards at several f..."

Gumby Episode Three: The Little Lost Pony

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

Producer(s): Art Clokey

Release Date: 23/03/1957

"Gumby is watching television when he hears of a pony escaped from a nearby storybook. He finds the lost pony stuck to a train track while he's out playing, and learns that the pony, whose name is Pokey, is not really lost at all, just bored. Pokey ta..."

Hamilton (Ham) Luske

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

"Hamilton Luske was born in Chicago on October 16, 1903. He was an animator, animation supervisor, film director, and producer at Walt Disney for several commercial feature and short-length projects at the studio, as well as working on some of Disn..."

Hashimoto-san: House of Hashimoto

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

Producer(s): Bill Weiss Frank Schudde

Release Date: 1960

"This is an episode from Terrytoons' "Hashimoto-san", an animated series about a mouse who is a judo instructor in Japan. Hashimoto-san was the first Japanese animated character in an American cartoon. While it was criticized for representing Japanese..."

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

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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 ..."

I Love to Singa

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Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

Jam Handy Organization

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"Jam Handy Organization was founded by Jam Handy just before the First World War. The company produced educational, advertising, and training films. During the First and Second World Wars, Jam Handy Organization animated and produced training and inst..."

Lambert the Sheepish Lion

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Producer(s): Walt Disney

Release Date: 08/02/1952

"Lambert, a lion cub mistakenly delivered to a lonely ewe by a stork, struggles to fit in with a flock of sheep. Despite his ferocious appearance, the other lambs bully him, and he grows up shy, sensitive, and easily frightened. But his temperament is..."

Laverne Harding

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

"Laverne Harding was the second female studio animator in history, and one of the first to receive onscreen credit for her work. She started out as an inker for the Walter Lantz Productions, moving on to do animation work for several of the Lantz Prod..."

Leo D. Sullivan

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

"Leo D. Sullivan began his career in 1959 after graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute. He first worked as an assistant to Warner Bros. producer Bob Clampett on the television show, Beany and Cecil. In 1965, Sullivan met fellow animator Floyd Nor..."

Lillian Friedman Astor

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

"Lillian Friedman Astor was born in New York City. She developed a passion for drawing as a preteen, and went on to attend Washington Irving High School, focusing on fashion design. After a brief stint as a fashion designer upon graduation, she sought..."

Martin Arnold Films

Filed under: resource, , , , , , ,

"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..."

Milton (Milt) Kahl

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

"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. "

Neighbours

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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!

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

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..."

Peetrikese unenägu/Little Peeter’s Dream

Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

Release Date: 1958

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..."

Rusalochka/The Little Mermaid

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

Producer(s): Fyodor Ivanov

Release Date: 1968

Sadie Friedlander Bodin

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

"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..."

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."

Space Ghost: “The Heat Thing”

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

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

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

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."

Spring Hits a Snag

Filed under: animation, , , , , ,

Release Date: 1961

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

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

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 Banyan Deer

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

Producer(s): Claire Weeks Ezra-Mir

Release Date: 1957

The Cobweb Hotel

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The Flintstones: Cave Scout Jamboree

Filed under: animation, , , , , , ,

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 Great Bluegrass Mountain Race

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

Producer(s): Fred Calvert

Release Date: 12/11/1977

"This is the tenth episode of the short-lived series, I Am the Greatest!: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali, Damon, and Nicky help their friend, a train engineer named Jimmy, win a race against two dishonest truckers."

The National Film Board of Canada

Filed under: resource, , , , , , ,

"The National Film Board of Canada was established in 1939, and has remained a leading support and collaborative base for Canadian directors, filmmakers and animators, many of whom have won numerous awards for their work. The board's official site fea..."

The Yogi Bear Show: Ring-a-Ding Picnic Basket

Filed under: animation, , , , ,

Producer(s): William HannaJoseph Barbera

Release Date: 1961

"Ranger Joe buys a new booby-trapped picnic basket to discourage Yogi Bear's picnic-stealing habits, but it's all for naught. However, when Yogi hears Ranger Joe talking on the phone about shooting an animal and shipping it to the zoo, he assumes that..."

Tom Sito

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

"Tom Sito is a highly influential American animator, animation historian and teacher, who has often been considered one of the key figures in the Disney Renaissance."

Ub Iwerks Studio

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"Ub Iwerks Studio was a short lived animation studio in the 1930s.  Ub Iwerks, one of the closest partners of Walt Disney in the 1920s, decided to open his own animation studio after he was offered financial support from Pat Powers. Flip the Frog was..."

Van Beuren Studios

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"Van Beuren Studios was an animation studio in the 1930s.  After Paul Terry left Aesop's Fables Studio, due to a disagreement over sound with his partner, Amadee J. Van Beuren, Van Beuren reorganized the studio, prepared it for the production of soun..."

Vladimir William (“Bill”) Tytla

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

"Vladimir Tytla worked as an animator for several studios, including his own. His happiest times, and best work, were done at Disney Studios where he felt a certain atmosphere of artistry and care for the animated product, which fed his deep interest ..."

Ward Walrath Kimball

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

"Ward Kimball was a prolific animator for Walt Disney, part of the earliest team of core animators known as "Disney's Nine Old Men." While extremely influential, his importance in the early days of Disney has meant that biographers have encountered se..."

What’s Cookin’ Doc?

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

Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

Release Date: 08/01/1944

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

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

"William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were two animators from MGM who began their own animated television studio, Hanna-Barbera Productions; a studio which would dominate and transform the industry from the 60s to the end of the century.William Denby “B..."