Chronology of Animation 1933
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Building a Building (ss), David Hand /Disney.
(drawn animation)



January
Banjo Ginga (Takashi Tanaka, Tanaka Takashi, Ginga Banjo, 銀河 万丈) (January 11, 1933- ) (voice actor) born in Yamanashi.


February
Pat Sullivan (Patrick O'Sullivan) (February 2, 1887-February 15, 1933) (producer, director, animator, writer) dies in New York of pneumonia.


February
Tony Jay (February 2, 1933-August 13, 2006) (voice actor) born in London. (Great Britain)



March
King Kong (f), Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Willis O'Brien (special effects) /R.K.O.
(live action, some model animation)

Snow White (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)

Leon Schlesinger stops using Harman-Ising for cartoon production. Some Harman-Ising staff stay with Schlesinger to form Leon Schlesinger Productions.



March
Tatsuo Yoshida (Yoshida Tatsuo) (March 6, 1932 September 5, 1977) (producer, character designer, director) born in Kyoto.


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



April
Chikara to Onna no Yononaka [力と女の世の中] ("Strength, Women, and the Ways of the World") (ss), Kenzo Masaoka /Masaoka.
(drawn animation)
(first Japanese sound cartoon)

Takeo Watanabe (Watanabe Takeo 渡辺岳夫) (April 16, 1933-June 2, 1989) (composer) born in Tokyo.


May
Three Little Pigs (ss), Burt Gillett /Disney.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award winner.





June
The Banker's Daughter (ss), Paul Terry and Frank Moser /Terrytoons.
first Fanny Zilch series (1933)
first appearance of Oil Can Harry





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
Confidence (ss), Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan /Universal.
(drawn animation)

Popeye the Sailor (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)
Ostensibly a Betty Boop cartoon, this actually featured Popeye. The Popeye the Sailor series continued from Fleischer Studios, then Famous Studios until 1957. Later Popeye series have been created by other studios. Popeye has had more individual episodes than any other American animated character.


Popeye the Sailor image
Popeye the Sailor



August
Cubby's Nut Factory (ss), Mannie Davis /Van Beuren.
(drawn animation)
first Cubby the Bear series (1933-1934)

Dom DeLuise (August 1, 1933-May 4, 2009) (voice actor) born in Brooklyn, New York.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
September
The Fatal Note (ss) George Stallings /Van Beuren.
(drawn animation)
first Little King series (1933-1934)

Play Ball (ss), Ub Iwerks /Iwerks.
(drawn animation)
first Willie Whopper series (1933-1934)

Buddy's Day Out (ss), Tom Palmer /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)
first Buddy series (1933-1935)





November
Jack and the Beanstalk (ss), Ub Iwerks /Iwerks.
(drawn animation)
first Comicolor Cartoon (1933-1936)

Merry Old Soul (ss), Walter Lantz /Universal.
(drawn animation)








December
Osaru no Taigyo [お猿の大漁] ("The Monkey's Big Catch") (ss), Yasuji Murata /Yokohama Cinema.
(drawn animation)

Ugokie Kori no Tatehiki [動絵狐狸達引] ("Movie: The Fox Versus the Racoon") (ss), Ikuo Oishi /P.C.L.
(drawn animation)


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Columbia Pictures acquires partial ownership of the Mintz studio which is renamed as Screen Gems.

Sullivan studio closes after Pat Sullivan dies.

no date
Macaco feto, macaco bonito ("Ugly Ape, Pretty Ape") (ss), Joao Stamato and Luiz Seel. (Brazil)
(drawn animation)

Sailors of the Guard (ss), Bryant Fryer. (Canada)
(silhouette animation)

The Wizard of Oz (ss), Ted Eshbaugh /Musicolor Fantasies. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

no date
Carmen (ss), Lotte Reiniger. (Germany)
(silhouette animation)

Un drama en la costa (ss), Joaquin Xuadaro. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Experimental Animation (ss), Len Lye. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

Fetiche Mascotte ("The Mascot") (ss), Ladislas Starewicz. (France)
(model animation, some live action)

France bonne humeur ("France in a Good Humour") (ss), André Rigal. (France)
(drawn animation)
series included in the France-Actualité newsreel

Muratta Greift Ein ("Muratta Gets in the Act") (ss), Oskar Fischinger. (Germany)
(drawn animation)

La novia de Juan Simon (ss), Jose Martinez Romano. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Une nuit sur le mont chauve ("Night on Bald Mountain") (ss), Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker. (France)
(pin screen animation)
(Alexeieff created a device (pin screen) to simulate etching. It consisted of a screen that held in place an array of pins. The varying height of the pins controlled how much light they reflected. The resulting image could then be photographed.)

El rata primero (ss), Ricardo Garcia K-Hito. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Skazka Pro Belogo Bychka [Сказка про белого бычка] ("Tale of a White Calf") (ss), Lev Atamanov and Vladimir Sutsev /Mezhrabpomfilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

no date
Entotsuya Pero ("Chimney Sweep Pero") (ss), Yoshitsuga Tanaka /Kyoto Doei.
(drawn animation)

no date
Wan Lai-ming, Wan Guchan, and Wan Chaochen create an animation studio for the Mingshin film company. (China)


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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