Chronology of Animation 1942
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Jasper and the Watermelons (ss), George Pal /Pal.
first appearance of Jasper
(model animation)

Kickin' the Conga 'Round (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)

The New Spirit (ss)/(edu), Disney.
(drawn animation)
Made to support the war effort, it was the subject of a controversy when Republicans in Congress accused Disney of profiteering because of its costs.








February
Kaguya Hime [かぐや姫] ("Moon Princess") (ss), Kazugoro Arai /Asahi Eigasha.
(drawn animation)


March
Symphony Hour (ss), Riley Thomson /Disney.
(drawn animation)





April
Horton Hatches the Egg (ss), Bob Clampett /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)

The Raven (ss), Dave Fleischer /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)

Dog Trouble (ss), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /MGM.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Spike and Tyke


April
La isla magica (ss), Salvador Mestres /Hispano Grafic Films. (Spain)
(drawn animation)
first Juanito Milhombres series


April
Ishu Patel (April 20, 1942- ) (director, animator, writer) born in Gujarat. (India)

United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
May
Paramount takes over the Fleischer Studios and renames it Famous Studios.


May
Flemming Quist Møller (May 19, 1942- ) (director, writer, composer, voice actor) born in Copenhagen. (Denmark)



June
Tulips Shall Grow (ss), George Pal /Pal.
(model animation)

Tulips Shall Grow image Tulips Shall Grow
June
Marten Toonder founds the Marten Toonder Studio. (Netherlands)



July
Juke Box Jamboree (ss), Alex Lovy /Lantz.
(drawn animation)

Susan Silo (July 27, 1942- ) (voice actor) born in New York, New York.


July
Picha (Jean-Paul Picha, Jean-Paul Walravens) (July 2, 1942- ) (director, writer) born in Brussels. (Belgium)



August
All Out for "V" (ss), Mannie Davis /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)

You're A Sap, Mr. Jap (ss), Dan Gordon /Famous.
(drawn animation)
first Popeye series from Famous (1942-1957)


You're A Sap, Mr. Jap image You're A Sap, Mr. Jap
Bambi (f), David Hand /Disney.
(drawn animation)

The Blitz Wolf (ss), Tex Avery /MGM.
(drawn animation)





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
September
School Daze (ss), Eddie Donnelly /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first Nancy series (1942)





October
The Mouse of Tomorrow (ss), Eddie Donnelly /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first Super Mouse series (1942-1943), after a comic book appeared with the same name the character was redesigned and renamed, Mighty Mouse

Tito's Guitar (ss), Bob Wickersham /Screen Gems.
(drawn animation)
first Tito series (1942-1947)

David Ogden Stiers (October 31, 1942- ) (voice actor) born in Peoria, Illinois.





November
A Tale of Two Kitties (ss), Bob Clampett /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Tweety





December
Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs (ss), Bob Clampett /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
18th Air Force Base Unit (First Motion Picture Unit) (FMPU) established to create training films for the Army in California. Many Hollywood animators were drafted into this unit. The commanding officer was Major Rudolph Ising.

no date
Filipito el pistolero ("Filipito the Gunslinger") (ss), Juan Oliva. (Argentina)
(drawn animation)

Hen Hop (ss), Norman McLaren /NFB. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

Upa en apuros ("Upa in Trouble") (ss), Dante Quinterno. (Argentina)
(drawn animation)
first color Argentine animation

Richard Condie (director, animator, writer, producer, voice artist) born in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Canada)

Jacques Drouin (director, animator, writer) born in Mont-Joli, Quebec. (Canada)

no date
Armer Hansi ("Poor Hansi") (ss), Frank Leberecht /Deutsches Zeichenfilm. (Germany)
(drawn animation)
this is the only cartoon completed by the studio

El capitan Tormentoso ("The Boisterous Captain") (ss), Arturo Moreno /Diarmo. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Una extrena aventura de Jeromin ("The Strange Adventure of Jeromin") (ss), Fernando Morales. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

El fakir Gonzalez en el circo (ss), Joaquin Muntanola and Jose Escobar /Hispano Grafic Films. (Spain)
(drawn animation)
first Fakir Gonzalez series

Ferda mravenec ("Ferda the Ant") (ss), Hermina Tyrlova. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(model animation)

Una perita para dos (ss), Jose Escobar /Hispano Grafic Films. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Pulgarcito (ss), Salvador Mestres /Hispano Grafic Films. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

La Sarten de Civilon (ss), Jose Escobar /Chamartin. (Spain)
(drawn animation)
first Civilon series (1942-1945)

Verwitterte Melodie ("Weather Beaten Melody") (ss), Hans Fischerkoesen /Fischerkoesen. (Germany)
(drawn animation)

Deutsches Zeichenfilm founded by the German government in Berlin. (Germany)

Arturo Moreno founds Diarmo (Dibujos Animados Arola y Moreno) Films in Barcelona. (Spain)

Dibujos Animados Chamartin founded in Barcelona. (Spain)


no date
Masami Hata (Hata Masami 波多正美) (director, storyboard artist, animator) born in Taipei, Formosa. (Japan [Taiwan])


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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