Chronology of Animation 1952
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
February
Lambert the Sheepish Lion (ss), Jack Hannah /Disney.
(drawn animation)









March
The Two Mouseketeers (ss), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /MGM.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons

The Two Mouseketeers image
The Two Mouseketeers
Rooty Toot Toot (ss), John Hubley /UPA.
(drawn animation)

Mark Evanier (March 2, 1952- ) (writer, voice director, producer) born in Santa Monica, California.

Gregory La Cava (Gregory LaCava, George Gregory La Cava) (director, producer, writer, animator) dies in Malibu, California.









April
Billy West (William Richard West) (April 16, 1952- ) (voice actor) born in Detroit, Michigan.









May
Tad Stones (Edward T. Stones) (May 28, 1952- ) (producer, director, writer, animator) born in Burbank, California.









June
John Goodman (June 20, 1952- ) (voice actor) born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Charles Grosvenor (June 2, 1952- ) (director, producer, storyboard artist, layout artist) born in Hillsdale, New Jersey.





June
Nobuyuki Kitajima (Kitajima Nobuyuki) (animator, inbetweener, storyboard artist, character designer) born.

Koichi Mashimo (Mashimo Koichi) (June 21, 1952- ) (director, producer, art director, writer) born in Tokyo.



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
August
Pink and Blue Blues (ss), Pete Burness /UPA.
(drawn animation)









October
Kid Kapers (tv), ABC Network.
(drawn animation)
various theatrical shorts





October
Kunihiko Yuyama (Yuyama Kunihiko, ) (October 15, 1952- ) (director, storyboard artist, animator) born in Tokyo.



November
Madeline (ss), Robert Cannon /UPA.
(drawn animation)

Jim Cummings (James Jonah Cummings) (November 3, 1952- ) (voice actor) born in Youngstown, Ohio.

Bill Farmer (November 11, 1952- ) (voice actor) born in Pratt, Kansas.

Fred Moore (September 7, 1911-November 23, 1952) (animator, writer) dies in Burbank, California.

Henry Selick (November 30, 1952- ) (director, writer, producer) born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.









December
Michael Dorn (December 9, 1952- ) (voice actor) born in Luling, Texas.





December
Kujira [くじら] ("The Whale") (ss), Noburo Ofuji /Chiyogami Eigasha.
(drawn animation)
(remake of Ofuji's earlier film (1929))



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Disney starts producing animation for television commercials. First producer in charge of the unit is George Hurrell.
no date
Neighbours (ss), Norman McLaren /NFB. (Canada)
(pixilation)
Academy Award: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Neighbours image
Neighbours

Romance of Transportation (ss)/(edu), Colin Low /NFB. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

no date
Animated Genesis (ss), Peter Foldes and Joan Foldes /Foldes. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Gorska Republika [ГОРСКА РЕПУБЛИКА] ("Woodland Republic") (ss), Dimitar Todorov-Jarava /Sofia Animation. (Bulgaria)
(drawn animation)

De Gouden Vis ("The Golden Fish") (ss), Marten Toonder and Harold Mack /Toonder. (Netherlands)
(drawn animation)

Snegurotchka [Снегурочка] ("The Little Snow Maiden") (f), Ivan Ivanov-Vano /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Poklad Ptacího ostrova ("The Treasure of Bird's Island") (f), Karel Zeman. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(model animation, some live action)

Duga Film closes due to lack of government funds. (Yugoslavia [Croatia])





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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