Chronology of Animation 1936
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
February
Felix the Cat and the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs (ss), Burt Gillett /Van Beuren.
(drawn animation)
first Felix the Cat series (1936)
Van Beuren tried to get Otto Messmer to direct this series.



February
Kousei Tomita (Tomita Kousei [富田 耕生], Tomita Kokichi [富田 耕吉) (February 4, 1936- ) (voice actor) born in Tokyo.


March
Down the Gasoline Trail (adv)/(ss), Jam Handy.
(drawn animation)
Early animation produced by the Jam Handy firm. The firm specializes in commercial and educational films. Most of their production is live action.

The Old Mill Pond (ss), Hugh Harman /Harman-Ising.
(drawn animation)





April
Kenneth Mars (April 14, 1936- ) (voice actor) born in Chicago, Illinois.


April
The Birth of the Robot (ss)/(adv), Len Lye /Shell-Mex Films. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

Carmen (ss), Anson Dyer /Anglia. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
May
Thru the Mirror (ss), David Hand /Disney.
(drawn animation)

Gary Owens (Gary Altman) (voice actor) born in Mitchell, South Dakota.





June
Shanghaied Shipmates (ss), Jack King /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)


June
Derek Lamb (June 20, 1936-November 5, 2005) (producer, director, writer, animator, voice actor) born in Bromley, Kent. (Great Britain)

June
Izakaya no Ichiya [居酒屋の一夜] ("A Night At the Pub") (ss), Yasuji Murata /Yokohama Cinema Kyokai.
(drawn animation)


July
Farmer Al Falfa's Prize Package (ss), George Gordon and Mannie Davis /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of "Kiko the Kangaroo"

The Hot Spell (ss), George Gordon and Mannie Davis /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of "Puddy the Pup"

I Love to Singa (ss), Fred Avery /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)

Puddy the Pup and the Gypsies (ss), George Gordon and Mannie Davis /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first Puddy the Pup series (1936-1938)

Ruth Buzzi (July 24, 1936- ) (voice actress) born in Westerly, Rhode Island.



July
Hiroshi Sasagawa (Sasagawa Hiroshi 笹川ひろし) (July 9, 1936- ) (director, producer) born in Tokyo.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
August
Kiko and the Honey Bears (ss), George Gordon and Mannie Davis /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first Kiko the Kangaroo series (1936-1937)







September
Nedeljko Dragic (September 13, 1936- ) (director) born in Paklenica. (Yugoslavia [Croatia])

September
Yoichi Kotabe (Kotabe Yoichi 小田部羊一) (September 15, 1936- ) (animator, character designer, inbetweener) born. (Formosa [Taiwan]


October
The Country Cousin (ss), David Hand /Disney.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons


The Country Cousin cartoon

October
Masako Nozawa (Nozawa Masako, 野沢 雅子, Tsukada Masako) ((October 25, 1936- ) (voice actress) born in Tokyo.


November
Turkey Dinner (ss), Walter Lantz /Lantz.
(drawn animation)
first Meany, Miny, and Moe series (1936-1937)

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)




November
Report in a Korean newspaper that a drawn cartoon called Gaeggum ("Dog Dreams") was under production. Its unlikely that it was ever finished or released. (Korea)

Bhimsain (director) is born in Multan. (India)

United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Ub Iwerks Studio closes. Iwerks starts a new company to make commercial and educational animation, Cartoon Films Limited.

Van Beuren studio closes after losing its RKO contract for cartoons to Disney.


no date
Les Adventure di Pinocchio ("The Adventures of Pinocchio") (f), Umberto Spano and Raul Verdini /Cartoni Animati Italiani Roma. (Italy)
(drawn animation)

"The Argonauts" (ss), Vladimir Mudgiri. (Soviet Union [Georgia])
(drawn animation)

Der blaue Punkt (ss), Wolfgang Kaskeline. (Germany)
(drawn animation)

Graf Habenichts (ss), Kurt Stordel. (Germany)
(drawn animation)

Hra Hra bublinek ("The Play of Bubbles") (ss)/(adv), Karel Dodal, Irena Dodalová, and Hermina Tyrlova. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(model animation)

Lisa i vinograd (ss), V. Levandovskii /Mosfilm. (Soviet Union [Russia]) (drawn animation)

Mafish faida ("Nothing to Do") (ss), Hershel Frenkel, Salomon Frenkel, and David Frenkel. (Egypt)
(drawn animation)
first Mish-Mish series (1936-1947)

no date
Chinkoro Heihei Tamatebako [ちんころ平々玉手箱] ("Chinkoro's Precious Box") (ss), Noburo Ofuji /Chiyogami Eigasha.
(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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