Chronology of Animation 1924
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Allen Swift (Alan Swift, Ira Stadlen (birth name)) (January 16, 1924- ) (voice actor) born in New York, New York.





February
Oh! Mabel (ss), Max Fleischer /Inkwell.
(drawn animation)
first Song Car-Tune series
first sound cartoon using the DeForest Phonofilm system (theatres without sound systems were given sheet music for their orchestras), the system used separate recordings distributed with films and proved unsuccessful





March
Alice's Day At Sea (ss), Walt Disney /Disney.
(drawn animation, some live action)
first Alice Comedies series (1924-1927)

Alice's Day At Sea image
Alice's Day At Sea
Lionel G. Wilson (born Lionel Lazarus Salzer) (March 22, 1924-April 30, 2003) (voice actor) born in New York, New York.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)


April
Frédéric Back (April 8, 1924- ) (director, animator, writer) born in Sarrebrücken. (Germany)



June
Billie Lou Watt (June 20, 1924-September 7, 2001) (voice actress) born in St. Louis, Missouri.





July
Don Knotts (July 21, 1924-February 26, 2006) (voice actor) born in Morgantown, West Virginia





August
Gene Deitch (August 8, 1924- ) (director, writer, producer) born in Chicago, Illinois.





September
The Magic Lamp (ss), Walter Lantz /Bray.
(drawn animation, some live action)
first Dinky Doodle series (1924-1926)

Faith Hubley (Faith Elliot) (September 16, 1924-December 7, 2001) (director, producer, animator, writer) born in New York, New York.





October
The Boneyard Blues (ss), Earl Hurd /Hurd Productions.
(drawn animation)
one of the Pen and Ink Vaudeville series (1924-1925)


October
Bonzo (ss), George Ernest Studdy. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Bonzo the Dog series (1924-1926)

Pongo Arrives (ss), Dudley Buxton. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Pongo the Pup series (1924)

Ray Goossens (October 26, 1924-December 10, 1998) (director) born in Merksem. (Belgium)



November
Animated Hair [1] (ss), Sid Marcus /Red Seal.
(drawn animation)
series 1924-1925





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Cracked Ice (ss), Edwin Miles Fadman /Red Seal.
(model animation)
one of the Funny Face Comedies series (1924)


no date
Ballet mécanique ("Mechanical Ballet") (ss), Ferdinand Leger and Dudley Murphy. (France)
(drawn animation)

"The Interplanetary Revolution" (ss), Nicolai Khodataev, Senon Komissarenko, and Yury Merkulov /State Film Technicum. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(model animation)

Max und Moritz (ss) series, unknown (Germany)
(drawn animation)

Sovietskie igrushki [Советские игрушки] ("Soviet Toys") (ss), Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Ivanov, and Aleksandr Buskin /Goskino. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)
(distributed in the Kino-Pravda newsreel)

no date
Akagaki Genzo: Tokuri no Wakare [赤垣源蔵徳利の別れ] ("Genzo Performs a Ceremony with a Parting Cup") (ss), Hakuzan Kimura /Asahi Cinema.
(cut-out animation)

Kemurigusa Monogatari [煙り草物語] ("The Story of the Smoke Weed") (ss), Noburo Ofuji.
(cut-out animation, some live action)

Usagi to Kame [兎と亀] ("Rabbit and Tortoise") (ss), Sanae Yamamoto /Kitayama.
(drawn animation)



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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