Chronology of Animation 1947
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Goofy Gophers (ss), Arthur Davis /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)
first Goofy Gophers series (1947-1958)

January
Juan Padron (January 29, 1947- ) (director, writer, animator) born in Càrdesan, Matanzas. (Cuba)

January
Le Crabe aux Pinces d'Or ("The Crab With the Golden Claws") (f), Claude Misonne /Studio Misonne. (Belgium)
(model animation)

Le Crabe aux Pinces d'Or image
Le Crabe aux Pinces d'Or

February
Musical Moments from Chopin (ss), Dick Lundy /Lantz.
(drawn animation)

Wayne Allwine (Wayne Anthony Allwine) (February 7, 1947–May 18, 2009) (voice actor, sound effects) born in Boston, Massachusetts.



February
Yuji Nanokawa (Nanokawa Yuji, 布川 ゆうじ) (February 11, 1947- ) (producer) born in Sakata, Yamagata.


March
Glenn Close (March 19, 1947- ) (voice actress) born in Greenwich, Connecticut.





April
The Cat Concerto (ss), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /MGM.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons


April
The Big City (ss), Harold Mack /British Animated. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Bubble and Squeek series

The Doll's House (ss), Anson Dyer /Analysis. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Squirrel War series (1947)



May
The Enchanted Square (ss), Seymour Kneitel /Famous.
(drawn animation)

Tweetie Pie (ss), Friz Freleng /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons


Tweetie Pie image
Tweetie Pie



June
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (ss), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /MGM.
(drawn animation)

Brothers Quay (Stephen and Timothy Quay) (June 17, 1947- ) born in Norristown, Pennsylvania.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
Tubby the Tuba (ss), George Pal /Pal.
(model animation)





September
Fun and Fancy Free (f), Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, and William Morgan (live action) /Disney.
(drawn animation, some live action)
contains: Mickey and the Beanstalk (ss) and Bongo the Bear (ss) (ss)



September
Kazuko Sugiyama (Sugiyama Kazuko) (voice actress) born in Nagoya, Aichi.


October
Little Orphan Airedale (ss), Chuck Jones /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Charlie Dog

Naughty But Mice (ss), Seymour Kneitel /Famous.
(drawn animation)
first Herman and Katnip series (1947-1959)





November
Chip 'n' Dale (ss), Jack Hannah /Disney.
(drawn animation)





December
It's A Grand Old Nag (ss), Robert Clampett /Republic.
(drawn animation)

King Size Canary (ss), Tex Avery /MGM.
(drawn animation)

Pluto's Blue Note (ss), Charles Nichols /Disney.
(drawn animation)

Tim Matheson (Tim Mathieson, Tim Matthieson) (voice actor) born in Glendale, California.


December
Spalicek ("The Czech Year") (f), Jiri Trnka /Studio Loutkového Filmu. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(model animation)

December
Kunio Ogawara (Kunio Okawara, Okawara Kunio 大河原 邦男) (December 27, 1947- ) (mechanical designer) born in Tokyo.

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Yasuhiko Yoshikazu) (director, animator, character designer) born in Engaru-machi, Hokkaido.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Just Imagine! (ss)/(edu), Jam Handy.
(model animation)

Universal stops distributing Lantz cartoons. Lantz starts distributing through United Artists.

no date
El hijo de la ciencia (ss), Cesar Cruz /Productora de Películas de Santiago de Cuba. (Cuba)
(drawn animation)

first Refranes populaires ("Popular Sayings") series (ss), Jose Burone Bruche. (Argentina)
(drawn animation)

no date
Konjok-gorbunok [Конёк-горбунок] ("The Little Humpback Horse"; "The Magic Pony") (f), Ivan Ivanov-Vano /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

The Mail Goes Through (ss), Lance White. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Le petit soldat ("The Little [Tin] Soldier") (ss), Paul Grimault /Les Gémeaux. (France)
(drawn animation)

L'ultimo sciuscia ("The Last Shoeshine") (ss), Gibba. (Italy)
(drawn animation)

Widdicombe Fair (ss)/(edu), William Larkins /Larkins. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies-O (ss), Diagram Films. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first Let's Sing Together series, song cartoon series made by several different studios

Se-Ma-For Produkcji Filmowa (Semafor Film Studio) founded in Lodz. (Poland)

Studio Filmow Rysunkowych (Cartoon Film Studio) founded in Bielsko-Biala. (Poland)

Jiri Trnka founds Studio Loutkového Filmu in Prague. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])

no date
Dôbutsu Daiyakyû Sen (ss), Taiji Yabushita and Masao Nogawa.
(drawn animation)

Musume Dojoji ("A Girl at Dojo's Temple") (ss), Kon Ichikawa /Toho Eiga.
(model animation)

Suteneko Torachan ("Torachan the Abandoned Kitten") (ss), Kenzo Masaoka /Nihon Doga.
(drawn animation)
first Torachan series

no date
Cinema Kadamban (ss), N. Thanu /Gemini. (India)
(drawn animation)

"The Emperor's Dream" (sf), Tadahito Mochinaga /Tong Pei. (China)
(model 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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