Chronology of Animation 1949
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Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Bad Luck Blackie (ss), Tex Avery /MGM.
(drawn animation)





February
Scrappy Birthday (ss), Dick Lundy /Lantz.
(drawn animation)
final Andy Panda series (1939-1949)

Pat Fraley (Patrick Fraley) (February 18, 1949- ) (voice actor) born in Seattle, Washington.

Andy Heyward (February 19, 1949- ) (producer, writer, voice actor) born in New York, New York.





March
The Magic Fluke (ss), John Hubley /UPA.
(drawn animation)





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

The Little Orphan image
The Little Orphan
Mouse Wreckers (ss), Chuck Jones /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)

Hatch Up Your Troubles (ss), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /MGM.
(drawn animation)


April
Císaruv Slavík ("The Emperor's Nightingale") (f), Jiri Trnka and Jiri Brdecka /Studio Loutkového. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(model animation, some live action)






May
Yoshinori Kanemori (Kanemori Yoshinori) (May 23, 1949- ) (director, animator, character designer) born in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture.


June
Sally Cruikshank (June 24, 1949- ) (director, animator, voice actor) born in Chatham, New Jersey.





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


August
It's A Lovely Day (ss), Bert Felsted /GB Animation. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)
first appearance of Ginger Nutt



September
Ragtime Bear (ss), John Hubley /UPA.
(drawn animation)
first Mr. Magoo series (1949-1959)
first Jolly Frolics series (1949-1953)

Fast and Furry-bus (ss), Charles M. Jones /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)
first Roadrunner series (1949-1968), later episodes released by DePatie-Freleng





October
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (f), Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, and James Algar /Disney.
(drawn animation)



October
Ousama no Shippo [王様のしっぽ] ("The King's Tail") (sf), Mitsuyo Seo /Nihon Doga.
(drawn animation)

October
Animation Section is established at Changchun Studio. (China)

November
For Scient-imental Reasons (ss), Charles M. Jones /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons

Toy Tinkers (ss), Jack Hannah /Disney.
(drawn animation)





December
Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884–December 25, 1949) (producer) dies in Los Angeles, California.


December
La Rosa Di Bagdad ("The Rose of Bagdad"; "The Singing Princess") (f), Anton Gino Domeneghini /Ima Film. (Italy)
(drawn animation)

Director
Kanetsugu Kodama (Kodama Kanetsugu こだま兼嗣)) (December 13, 1949- ) (director, animator, character designer) born in Hokkaido.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Little Red Riding Hood (ss), Ray Harryhausen.
(model animation)
first Mother Goose series (1949-1953)

Motion Painting No.1 (ss), Oscar Fischinger.
(drawn animation)

Lantz studio reopens. Lantz returns to Universal to distribute its cartoons.

no date
Begone Dull Care // Caprice en couleurs (ss), Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart /NFB. (Canada)
(direct-on-film animation)

Placido series (ss), Jorge Caro. (Argentina)
(drawn animation)

George Dunning and Jim Mackay form Graphics Associates (advertising animation studio) in Toronto, Ontario. (Canada)

no date
Fleur de Fougères (ss), Ladislas Starewitz. (France)
(model animation)

I fratelli Dinamite ("The Dynamite Brothers") (f), Nino Pagot /Pagot. (Italy)
(drawn animation)

El Gallito Presumido (ss), Jose Escobar /Chamartin. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

The Magic Canvas (ss), John Halas and Joy Batchelor /Halas-Batchelor. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Tim og Tøffe ("Tim and Teddy") (ss), Ivo Caprino /Caprino Films. (Norway)
(model animation)

Veliki Miting ("The Big Meeting") (ss), Walter Neugebauer and Norbert Neugebauer. (Croatia [Yugoslavia])
(drawn animation)
(first Yugoslavian animation)

no date
Sakura: Haru no Genso [春の幻想] ("Cherryblossom: Fantasy of Spring") (ss), Kenzo Masaoka /Nihon Doga.
(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.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.


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