Chronology of Animation 1937
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
The Worm Turns (ss), Ben Sharpsteen /Disney.
(drawn animation)





February
Picador Porky (ss), Tex Avery /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Mel Blanc as a voice artist at Schlesinger





April
Porky's Duck Hunt (ss), Tex Avery /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Daffy Duck


April
Le Roman de Renard ("The Story of the Fox") (f), Ladislaw Starevitch /Starevitch. (France)
(model animation)
This film was made during 1929-1930. Its initial distribution was in Germany. It was not distributed in France until 1941.


Le Roman de Renard image
Le Roman de Renard

May
Lorenzo Music (Gerald David Music) (May 2, 1937ľAugust 4, 2001) (voice actor, writer) born in Brooklyn, New York.

The Commerical Artists and Designers Union begins a strike against the Fleischer Studios.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
Egghead Rides Again (ss), Tex Avery /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Egghead, the character was later turned into Elmer Fudd





September
Pluto's Quin Puplets (ss), Ben Sharpsteen /Disney.
(drawn animation)
first Pluto series (1937-1951)

The Villain Still Pursued Her (ss), Connie Rasinski /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first Oil Can Harry series (1937)

Don Bluth (Donald Virgil Bluth) (September 13, 1937- )(director, animator, producer, writer) born in El Paso, Texas.

September
Len Carlson (Len Carlsen) (September 7, 1937-January 26, 2006) (voice actor) born in Edmonton, Alberta. (Canada)




October
Educated Fish (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)

The Commerical Artists and Designers Union strike against the Fleischer Studios ends.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
November
The Old Mill (ss), Wilfred Jackson /Disney.
(drawn animation)
contains the first use of Disney's multiplane camera
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons

The Old Mill cartoon
The Little Match Girl (ss), Arthur Davis /Mintz.
(drawn animation)

Popeye Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)





December
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (f), David Hand /Disney.
(drawn animation)

Donald's Ostrich (ss), Jack King /Disney.
(drawn animation)
first Donald Duck series (1937-1961)

MGM stops distributing Harman-Ising cartoons. Fred Quimby establishes an in-house studio for MGM.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
A Coach for Cinderella (adv)/(ss), Jam Handy.
(drawn animation)

no date
Napoléon, el faraón de los sinsabores (ss), ñico Luhrsen and Lucio Carranza. (Cuba)
(drawn animation)

Julian Centella series (ss), Juan Oliva. (Argentina)
(drawn animation)
distributed as part of the Sucesos Argentinos ("Events in Argentina") newsreel

no date
Gaidzvera mela ("A Cunning Fox") (ss), Vladimir Mujin /Sakhkinmretsvi. (Soviet Union [Georgia]
(drawn animation)Money A Pickle (ss), Norman McLaren /General Post Office. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Die sieben Raben ("The Seven Ravens") (ss), Ferdinand and Hermann Diehl /Diehl-Film. (Germany)
(model animation)

Trade Tattoo (ss), Len Lye /General Post Office Film Unit. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Wettlauf zwischen Hase und Igel ("The Race Between the Hare and the Hedgehog") (ss), Ferdinand and Hermann Diehl /Diehl-Film. (Germany)
(model animation)


no date
The studio owned by Mingshin destroyed by the Japanese invasion of 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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