Chronology of Animation 1946
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Private Snafu Presents Seaman Tarfu (ss), George Gordon /Harman-Ising.
(drawn animation)
last of the Private Snafu series

The Talking Magpies (ss), Mannie Davis /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Heckle and Jeckle

The Talking Magpies image
The Talking Magpies
January
O'Galop (1867-January 12, 1946) (Marius Rossillon) (director) dies in Carnac, Morbihan (Brittany). (France)



March
The Poet and Peasant (ss), Dick Lundy /Lantz.
(drawn animation)
first Musical Miniatures series (1946-1948)

Frank Welker (Franklin Wendell Welker) (March 12, 1946 - ) (voice actor) born in Denver, Colorado.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
April
Bill Plympton (director, animator, writer, producer) born in Portland, Oregon.

Michael Sporn (director, animator, writer, producer) born in New York, New York.


April
Fyrtøjet ("The Magic Tinderbox"; "The Magic Lighter") (f), Svend Methling and Sven Methling /A-S Dansk Farve-Og Tegnefilm. (Denmark)
(drawn animation)

Tim Curry (Timothy James Curry) (voice actor) born in Grappnhall, Cheshire. (Great Britain)



June
Squatter's Rights (ss), Jack Hannah /Disney.
(drawn animation)





August
Make Mine Music (f), Joe Grant (production supervisor) /Disney.
(drawn animation)
contains: The Martins and the Coys (ss) Jack Kinney, Blue Bayou (ss) Samuel Armstrong and Bob Cormack, All the Cats Join In (ss), Jack Kinney; Without You (ss), Bob Cormack; Casey at the Bat (ss), Clyde Geronimi, Two Silhouettes (ss) Bob Cormack, Peter and the Wolf (ss) Clyde Geronimi; After You've Gone (ss), Jack Kinney; Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet, (ss) Jack Kinney; and, The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met, (ss) Hamilton Luske
(Blue Bayou was originally made by Samuel Armstrong for the projected continuation of Fantasia (1940))

Walky Tawky Hawky (ss), Robert McKimson /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)
first Foghorn Leghorn series (1946-1963)


August
Priit Pärn (August 26, 1946- ) (director, animator, writer) born in Tallin. (Soviet Union [Estonia])



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
September
John Henry and the Inky Poo (ss), George Pal /Pal.
(model animation)



September
Akira Kamiya (Kamiya Akira 神谷明) (September 18, 1946) (voice actor) born in Yokohama, Kanagawa.


November
Song of the South (f), Harve Foster and Wilfred Jackson (animation) /Disney.
(primarily live action, some drawn animation)

Columbia stops Screen Gems' production of cartoons.

Charles Bowers (Charley Bowers, Charles Raymond Bowers) (June 7, 1877-November 26, 1946) (producer, director, writer, animator) dies in Paterson, New Jersey.


November
Gerhard Hahn (November 27, 1946- ) (director, producer) born in Rehburg. (Federal Republic of Germany [Germany])



December
Sherry Alberoni (December 4, 1946- ) (voice actress) born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Steven Spielberg (December 18, 1946- ) (producer, writer, voice actor) born in Cincinnati, Ohio.



December
You Inoue (Inoue You, Haruka Igami, Igami Haruka, Urushikawa Yumi) (voice actress) born in Tokyo.


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


no date
Charley in the New Towns (ss)/(edu), John Halas and Joy Batchelor /Halas & Batchelor. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Charley series (1946-1947)

Good King Wenceslas (ss)/(adv), John Halas and Joy Batchelor /Halas & Batchelor. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Kamennyj tsvetok [Каменный Цветок] ("The Stone Flower") (f), Alexander Ptushko /Mosfilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(live action, part model animation)

Sparky Goes Shopping (ss)/(adv), David Hand /GB Animation. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Vzpoura hracek ("The Revolt of the Toys") (ss), Hermina Tyrlova and Frantisek Sadek /Zlín. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(model animation and live action)

Wrill écoute la BBC ("Wrill Listens to the BBC") (ss), Albert Fromenteau /Fromenteau. (Belgium)
(drawn animation)
first Wrill series

Zviratka a Petrovsti ("The Animals and the People of Petrov"; "Animals and Robbers") (ss), Jiri Trnka /Studio Bratri v triku. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(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.

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