Chronology of Animation 1943
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Education for Death (ss)/(edu), Clyde Geronimi /Disney.
(drawn animation, some live action)

Der Fuehrer's Face (ss), Jack Kinney /Disney.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons


Der Fuehrer's Face image
Der Fuehrer's Face
Pigs in a Polka (ss), Friz Freleng /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)

The Winged Scourge (ss)/(edu), Walt Disney /Disney.
(drawn animation)

Julie Bennett (January 24, 1943- ) (voice actor) born in Los Angeles, California.

Famous Studios moves to New York from Miami, Florida.





February
Saludos Amigos (sf), Norman Ferguson (production supervisor) /Disney.
(drawn animation, live action)
contains: Lake Titicaca (ss) William O. Roberts, Pedro (ss) Hamilton Luske, El Gaucho Goofy (ss) Jack Kinney, and Aquarela do Brazil (ss) Wilfred Jackson





March
Dumb-Hounded (ss), Tex Avery /MGM.
(drawn animation)
first Droopy series (1943-1958)



March
Momotaro no Umiwashi [桃太郎の海鷲] ("Momotaro and Eagles") (sf), Mitsuse Seo /Geijutsu Eigasha.
(drawn animation)
first Japanese feature length animation

Momotaro no Umiwashi image
Momotaro no Umiwashi
United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
April
Willoughby's Magic Hat (ss), Bob Wickersham /Columbia.
(drawn animation)
first Willoughby Wren series (1943-1945)

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (ss), George Pal /Pal.
(model animation)


April
Abu's Dungeon (ss), John Halas and Joy Batchelor /Halas-Batchelor. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Abu series (1943-1944)
series of anti-Nazi cartoons distributed in the Middle East

Van den Vos Reynaerde (ss), Nederland Film. (Netherlands)
(drawn animation)
This was a anti-semitic film sponsored by the German government. A preliminary version was previewed in The Hague but the film was never completed or generally released.

April
Kumo to Tulip [くもとちゅうりっぷ] ("Spider and Tulip") (ss), Kenzo Masaoka /Shochiku Doga Kenkyujo.
(drawn animation)


May
The Dizzy Acrobat (ss), Alex Lovy /Lantz.
(drawn animation)

Greetings Bait (ss), Friz Freleng /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)



May
Nippon Banzai [ニッポンバンザイ] (ss), Hajime Maeda and Kazugoro Arai /Asahi Eigasha.
(drawn animation)


June
The Aristo Cat (ss), Charles M. Jones /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)
first Hubie and Bertie series (1943-1952)

Yankee Doodle Mouse (ss), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /MGM.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons


June
Malcolm McDowell (Malcolm John Taylor) (June 13, 1943- ) (voice actor) born in Leeds, Yorkshire. (Great Britain)



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
Gripes (ss) Friz Freleng /Schlesinger.
(drawn animation)
first Private Snafu series (1942-1946), created for the Army. Most of Snafu series were made at Schlesinger/Warner Bros. but a couple were made at UPA and one at Harman-Ising. Tex Avery was working on one at MGM when the war ended and the Army cancelled the series.

Victory Through Air Power (f)/(edu), David Hand /Disney.
(drawn animation, part live action)

July
Ryan Larkin (July 31, 1943-February 14, 2007) (director, animator, producer) born in Montreal, Quebec. (Canada)


July
Mabo no Rakkasan Butai ("Mabo's Paratrooping Unit") (ss), Ginjiro Sato /Sato Eiga Seisakujo.
(drawn animation)


August
Cartoons Ain't Human (ss), Seymour Keitel /Fleischer.
(drawn animation)

Reason and Emotion (ss), Bill Roberts /Disney.
(drawn animation)








September
Masami Suda (Suda Masami 須田正巳) (September 16, 1943- ) (character designer, animator, animation director) born in Saitama Prefecture.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
October
Imagination (ss), Bob Wickersham /Screen Gems.
(drawn animation)





November
No Mutton for Nuttin' (ss), Carl Meyer, Dave Tendlar, and John Walworth /Famous.
(drawn animation)
first Noveltoon series (1943-1967)

Randy Newman (Randall Stewart Newman) (November 28, 1943- ) (composer) born in Los Angeles, California.



November
Malay Okikaisen [マレー沖海戦] ("Sea Battle at Malay") (ss), Noburo Ofuji.
(drawn animation)

Osamu Dezaki (Makuro Saki でざき おさむ, Saki Makuro, Dezaki Osamu 出﨑統) (November 18, 1943-April 17, 2011) (director, producer, writer, storyboard artist, animator) born in Tokyo.





December
Kazuo Komatsubara (Komatsubara Kazuo 小松原 一男) (December 24, 1943-March 24, 2000) (animator, character designer, director) born in Yokohama, Kanagawa.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Allegretto (ss), Oscar Fischinger /Paramount.
(drawn animation)
experimental short made in 1936

no date
En roulant ma boule (ss), Jim McKay /NFB. (Canada)
(drawn animation)
first Chants populaires ("Popular Songs") series (1943-1946)

En passant ("Passing By") (ss), Alexandre Alexieff and Claire Parker /NFB. (Canada)
(pin screen animation)

Norman McLaren creates the animation section of the NFB of Canada.
(drawn animation)

Oscar Grillo (animator, director) born in Buenos Aires. (Argentina)

no date
El Cascabel de Zapiron (ss), Jose Escobar /Chamartin. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

L'épouvantail ("The Scarecrow") (ss), Paul Grimault /Les Gémeaux. (France)
(drawn animation)

Garabatos No.1 (Tururut) (ss), Diban (Enrique Ferran). (Spain)
(drawn animation)
first Garabatos series (1943-1945)

Pituco Fumador (ss), Jose Escobar /Chamartin. (Spain)
(drawn animation)
first Pituco series (1943-1944)

Der Schneemann ("The Snowman") (ss), Hans Fischerkoesen /Fischerkoesen. (Germany)
(drawn animation)

V'la le beau temps (ss), André Rigal. (France)
(drawn animation)

no date
Tokyu Nikudansen (ss), Ichiro Takagi /Shochiku Doga Kenkyujo.
(drawn animation)

no date
James Wang (Chun Yuan Wang 王中元) (producer, director, art director, animator) born. (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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