Chronology of Animation 1925
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January
Kihachiro Kawamoto (Kawamoto Kihachiro 川本喜八郎) (January 11, 1925-August 23, 2010) (director, character designer, writer, animator) is born.

Yasuji Mori (Mori Yasuji [森康二]) (January 28, 1925-September 5, 1992) (animator, director, character designer) born in Tottori.


February
The Flying Elephant (ss), Sering D. Wilson.
(drawn animation)
first Ebenezer Ebony series
(early experimental color cartoon using the Natural Color Kelly Process)

The Lost World (f), Harry O. Hoyt and Willis O'Brien (special effects) /First National.
(live action, some model animation)

John Fiedler (voice actor) born in Platteville, Wisconsin.





April
Bob Hastings (April 18, 1925- ) (voice actor) born in Brooklyn, New York.

Iwao Takamoto (April 29, 1925-January 8, 2007) (character designer, producer, director, layout artist, animator, inbetweener) born in Los Angeles, California.


April
Oliver Postgate (April 12, 1925-December 8, 2008) (director, producer, writer, voice actor) born in Hendon, Middlesex. (Great Britain)



July
Evolution (f)/(edu), Max Fleischer /Inkwell.
(drawn animation, some live action)


July
Jerry the Troublesome Tyke (ss), Sid Griffiths. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Jerry the Troublesome Tyke series (1925-1927)

Jerry the Troublesome Tyke imageJerry the Troublesome Tyke





August
Tosan Nonkina Ryugu Mairi [ノンキナトウサン竜宮参り] ("Easy Going Old Man Visits the Ryugu") (ss), Hakusan Kimura /Misugaya Eiga Seisakujo.
(drawn animation)


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
October
Ebony Cleans Up (ss), L.B. Cornwell, Inc.
(drawn animation)
first Little Ebony series

Hot Dogs (ss), Winkler.
(drawn animation)
first Krazy Kat series (1925-1929)

How the Elephant Got His Trunk (ss), Walter Lantz /Bray.
(drawn animation)
first Unnatural History series (1925-1927)


October
Angela Lansbury (Angela Brigid Lansbury) (October 16, 1925- ) (voice actress) born in London. (Great Britain)



November
Jonathan Winters (November 11, 1925- ) (voice actor) born in Dayton, Ohio.





December
Robert B. Sherman (December 19, 1925- ) (composer) born in New York, New York.





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Associated Animators studio founded by Burt Gillet, Dick Huemer, Ben Harrison, and Manny Gould in New York.

Charles Mintz founds Winkler Productions to create a Krazy Kat series for R-C Pictures (1925-1927).


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Hans Fischerkoesen establishes the Fischerkoesen Studio in Leipzig to make advertising films. (Germany)

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Obasuteyama [姥捨山] ("The Mountain Where Old Women Are Abandoned") (ss), Sanae Yamamoto.
(drawn animation)

Sukesuke Shinohara (ss), Hakusan Kimura /Asahi Kinema.
(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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