Chronology of Animation 1950
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
February
Cinderella (f), Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, and Clyde Geronimi /Disney.
(drawn animation)


February
Arthur Rank of Gaumont-British film company closes GB Animation. (Great Britain)

February
Chuichi Iguchi (Iguchi Chuichi 井口忠一) (February 25, 1950- ) (animator, character designer) born.

February
Changchun Studio animation section is moved to Shanghai and becomes the Shanghai Animation Film Studio (Shanghai mei shu dian ying zhi pian chang). Te Wei is named its first president. (China)

March
Quack a Doodle Doo (ss), Isadore Sparber /Famous.
(drawn animation)
first Baby Huey series (1950-1959)
March
Martin Short (voice actor) born in Hamilton, Ontario. (Canada)
Quack a Doodle Doo image
Quack a Doodle Doo

March
Yoshifumi Kondo (Kondo Yoshifumi 近藤喜文) (March 31, 1950-January 21, 1998) (animator, director, character designer) born in Niigata.


April
Jay Leno (April 28, 1950- ) (voice actor) born in New Rochelle, New York.

Ron Perlman (April 13, 1950- ) (voice actor) born in New York, New York.





May
Howard Ashman (May 3, 1950-March 14, 1991) (composer, producer, writer) born in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mark Mothersbaugh (composer) born in Akron, Ohio.


May
Jean Chalopin (Jean Jacques Pierre Chalopin (producer, writer) born in Tours. (France)






July
Hiroshi Fukutomi (Fukutomi Hiroshi. 福冨博) (July 27, 1950- ) (director, storyboard, animator) born in Kochi.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
August
Cat Happy (ss), Connie Rasinski /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first Little Roquefort series (1950-1955)

Crusader Rabbit (tv)/(tvss), Jay Ward and Alexander Anderson, Jr. /Television Arts.
(drawn animation)
the first cartoon show created for American television (1950-1951)


August
Robert Sahakyants (August 30, 1950- ) (director, writer, art director) born in Baku. (Soviet Union [Armenia])



September
Trouble Indemnity (ss), Pete Burness /UPA.
(drawn animation)

Michael Reaves (September 14, 1950- ) (writer, story editor, producer) born in San Bernadino, California.








November
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Kawajiri Yoshiaki 川尻善昭) (November 18, 1950- ) (director, animator, writer) born in Yokohama, Kanagawa.


December
Jeffrey Katzenberg (December 21, 1950- ) (producer) born in New York, New York.


December
Erase una Vez ("Once Upon A Time") (f), Alexandre Cirici-Pellicer /Estela Film. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Jeannot l'intrepide ("Fearless Jeannot"; "Johnny the Giant Killer") (f), Jean Image /Image. (France)
(drawn animation)

December
Kobito to Aomushi [小人と青虫] ("The Dwarf and the Green Catterpillar" (ss), Hideo Furasawa /Nihon Doga.
(drawn animation)

Joe Hisaishi (Joe Hisaishi, Hisaishi Joe 久石 譲, Mamoru Fujisawa, Fujisawa Mamoru 藤澤 守) (December 6, 1950- ) (composer) born in Nakano, Nagano.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Official Films Cartoons (tv), Van Beuren.
(drawn animation)
collection of various Van Beuren cartoons broadcast by ABC

Pastorale (ss), Mary Ellen Bute, Hilary Harris, and Ted Nemeth.
(drawn animation)


no date
"It Serves Him Well" (ss), Dimitar Todorov-Jarava /Sofia Animation. (Bulgaria)
(drawn animation)

Jak pejsek s kocickou myli podlahu ("How the Cat and the Dog Washed the Floor") (ss), Eduard Hofman /Studio Bratri v triku. (Czechoslavakia [Czech Republic])
(drawn animation)
one of the first Pejsek s kocickou ("Cat and Dog") series

Skazka o rybake i rybke [Сказка О Рыбаке И Рыбке] ("The Tale of the Fisherman and the Little Fish") (sf), Mikhail Tsekhanovsky /Soyuzmultfilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Suenos de Tai Py (f), Jose Maria Blay and F. Winterstein /Balet y Blay. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Tobias Knopp, Abenteur Eines Junggesellen ("Tobias Knopp, Adventure of a Bachelor") (f), Gerhard Fieber /E.O.S. Filmproducktion. (Federal Republic of Germany [Germany])
(drawn animation)

Louis Hagen, Jr. founds Primrose Films. (Great Britain)

no date
Tora-chan no Kankan Mushi [トラ ちゃん の カンカン 虫] (ss)/(edu), Kenzo Masaoka /Nihon Doga.
(drawn animation)

no date
"Thank You, Kitty" (ss), Fang Ming (Tadahito Mochinaga) /Shanghai Animation. (China)
(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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