Chronology of Animation 1921
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Carol Channing (Carol Elaine Channing) (January 31, 1921- ) (voice actress) born in Seattle, Washington.


January
Tissa David (January 5, 1921- ) (animator, layout artist, director, producer) born in Kolozsvár. (Romania)


January
Bob Godfrey (Robert Godfrey) (director, animator, producer) born in West Maitland, New South Wales. (Australia)



February
Roman Kachanov (Roman Abelevich Kachanov, Роман Качанов) (February 25, 1921-March 4, 1993) (director, writer) born in Smolensk. (Soviet Union [Russia])

Zdenek Miler (director, writer, art director, animator) born in Kladno. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])

Børge Ring (February 17, 1921- ) (animator, director, composer, writer) born in Ribe. (Denmark)





March
Pip and Wilfred Detectives (ss), Lancelot Speed/ Astra Films. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
one of The Wonderful Advenures of Pip, Squeak, and Wilfred series (1921)





April
Fantoche cherche un logement ("The Puppet Looks for Lodging") (ss), Emile Cohl /AGC. (France)
(model animation)



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
May
Cat and the Canary (ss), Paul Terry /Fable.
(drawn animation)
first Aesop's Fable series (1921-1933)
after 1928 the series was continued by Van Beuren

Paramount Cartoons (ss), Pat Powers /Paramount.
(drawn animation)
weekly distribution of cartoons made by various studios
series 1921







June
Emanuele Luzzati (June 3, 1921-January 27, 2007) (director, producer, designer, writer) born in Genoa. (Italy)



September
Bug Vaudeville (ss), Winsor McCay.
(drawn animation)
first Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend series


Bug Vaudeville imageBug Vaudeville



October
Art Clokey (Arthur Charles Farrington) (October 21, 1921-January 8, 2010) (director, producer, animator, voice actor) born in Detroit, Michigan.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Charles Bowers fired by Bud Fisher. New studio director is Dick Friel. Later in the year the studio went bankrupt.

Paul Terry and Amedee Van Beuren form Fable Pictures, Incorporated (New York)

Max Fleischer leaves Bray and forms Out of the Inkwell Studio.

Charles Bowers creates a new studio (Mount Vernon, New York) to continue the Mutt and Jeff series.


no date
Bobby the Scout (ss), Anson Dyer /Hepworth. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Bobby the Scout series (1921)

Le Canard en Ciné (ss) series, Lortac. (France)
(drawn animation)
series (1921)

Crock and Dizzy (ss) series, Tom Titt /B&J Productions. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
series (1921-1922)

Lichtspiel Opus I (ss), Walter Ruttman. (Germany)
(drawn animation)

Monsieur Vieuxbois (sf), Lortac and Cave /Pencil-Films. (Switzerland)
(drawn animation)

Potiron (ss) series by Albert Mourlan. (France)
(drawn animation)

Running A Cinema (ss), Dudley Buxton. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
one of the Memoirs of Miffy series

Toto au berceau (ss), Lortac. (France>
(drawn animation)
first Toto series (1921-1924)

Der Zahnteufel (ss)/(adv), Harry Jaeger /Werbefilm. (Germany)
(drawn animation)

no date
Kitayama Eiga Seisakujo (Kitayama Movie Factory) founded by Seitaro Kitayama. This was the first commercial animation studio in Japan.



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.


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