Chronology of Animation 1912
Return to 1911
United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
The Story of a Mosquito (ss), Winsor McCay.
(drawn animation, some live action)







February
Gyula Macskássy (February 4, 1912-October 29, 1971) (director, animator) born in Budapest. (Austria-Hungary [Hungary])

Jiri Trnka (February 24, 1912-December 30, 1969) (director, animator, character designer, writer) born in Pilsen. (Austria-Hungary [Czech Republic])





April
John Halas (Janos Halasz) (director, animator, producer, writer) born in Budapest. (Hungary)

Cinderella (ss), Arthur Collins /Empire Films. (Great Britain)
(model animation)





May
Marten Toonder (May 2, 1912-July 27, 2005) (producer, director) born in Rotterdam. (Netherlands)



June
Gerry Chiniquy (Germaine Adolph Chiniquy) (June 23, 1912-November 22, 1989) (animator, director, storyboard artist) born in Illinois.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
Jackson Beck (July 23, 1912-July 28, 2004) (voice actor) born in New York, New York.





September
Emile Cohl joins Eclair Films (Fort Lee, New Jersey).

Chuck Jones (Charles M. Jones, Charles Martin Jones) (September 21, 1912-February 22, 2002) (director, producer, animator, writer, character designer) born in Spokane, Washington.

Frank Thomas (Franklin Thomas) (September 5, 1912-September 8, 2004) (animator, character designer, writer, voice actor) born in Santa Monica, California.





October
Ollie Johnston (Oliver Martin Johnston, Jr.) (October 31, 1912ľApril 14, 2008) (animator, character designer, writer, voice actor) born in Palo Alto, California.


October
Mest' Kinematograficeskgo Operatora ("The Cameraman's Revenge") (ss), Ladislas Starewicz /Khanzhonkov. (Russia)
(model animation)

Mest' Kinematograficeskgo Operatora image
Mest' Kinematograficeskgo Operatora



December
In Gollywog Land (ss), Martin Thornton /Natural Colour Kinematograph Company. (Great Britain)
(model animation, some live action, early color film)



no date
Raoul Barré and William C. Nolan make animated advertisements to be shown in New York theaters.




no date
Cartoons of the Moment (ss), Harry Julius. (Australia)
(drawn animation)
series distributed with newsreels


Note: Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of animated films and television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Animation on the World Wide Web pages for links to animation studios and other Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this Chronology and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.


Continue to 1913 Last update: March 12, 2011
Comments to: Richard Llewellyn
Copyright © 2011 Richard Llewellyn. All rights reserved.
Go to the
Chronology of Animation
Introduction and Index
Return to
Richard's
Animated Divots