Chronology of Animation 1930
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Hugh Harmon and Rudolph Ising sign a contract with Leon Schlesinger to create cartoons for Warner Bros.

Roy Disney (Roy Edward Disney) (January 10, 1930-December 16, 2009) (producer, writer, voice actor) born in Los Angeles, California.





February
Charles Mintz moves his studio from New York to California.





March
Ub Iwerks leaves Disney and creates the Ub Iwerks Studio.





April
Alan Oppenheimer (Allan Oppenheimer, Alan Openheimer) (April 23, 1930- ) (voice actor) born in New York, New York.





May
The King of Jazz, John Murray Anderson /Universal.
(live action, some drawn animation)
Contains a 2 1/2 minute animated sequence by Walter Lantz. The first color animation using the two-strip Technicolor process.

Sinkin' In the Bathtub (ss), Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising /Harman-Ising.
(drawn animation)
first Bosko series (1930-1938), later episodes made for MGM after Harman and Ising went to that distributor
first Looney Tunes series (1930-present, later episodes made by Schlesinger, Warner Bros., DePatie-Freleng, Chuck Jones Enterprises


Sinkin' In the Bathtub imageSinkin' In the Bathtub

May
Sekisho [お関所] ("The Inspection Station") (ss), Noburo Ofuji.
(drawn animation)


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
August
Dizzie Dishes (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)
contains the first appearance of Betty Boop, created by Grim Natwick

The Chain Gang (ss), Walt Disney /Disney.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Pluto

Fiddlesticks (ss), Ub Iwerks /Iwerks.
(drawn animation)
first Flip the Frog series (1930-1933)

The Museum (ss), Dick Huemer and Sid Marcus /Mintz.
(drawn animation)
first Toby the Pup series (1930-1931)





December
Phil Roman (Philip Roman) (December 21, 1930- ) (director, producer, animator) born in Fresno, California.


December
Bingo Breaks Loose (ss), Norman Cobb /Shepherd. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Bingo the Dog series (1930)

Borivoj Dovnikovic-Bordo (December 12, 1930- ) (director, animator, writer) born in Osijek. (Yugoslavia [Croatia])





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Un disciplo de caco (ss), Joaquin Xuadaro. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

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Saru Masamune [猿正宗] ("Monkey Masamune") (ss), Yasuji Murata /Yokohama Cinema Kyokai.
(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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