Chronology of Animation 1955
Return to 1954
United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
No Hunting (ss), Jack Hannah /Disney.
(drawn animation)

When Magoo Flew (ss), Pete Burness /UPA.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons


When Magoo Flew image
When Magoo Flew
January
Animal Farm (f), John Halas and Joy Batchelor /Halas-Batchelor. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Hansel and Gretel (ss), Lotte Reiniger /Primrose. (Great Britain)
(silhouette animation)

January
Mami Koyama (Koyama Mami) (voice actress) born in Aichi.

Mayumi Tanaka (Tanaka Mayumi, 田中 真弓) (January 15, 1955- ) (voice actress) born in Tokyo.

Ryuichi Yokoyama founds an animation studio.


February
Crazy Mixed-Up Pup (ss), Tex Avery /Lantz.
(drawn animation)

Oswald the Rabbit (tv), Lantz.
(drawn animation)
collection of various Lantz theatrical cartoons

Gilbert Gottfried (voice actor, singer) born in Brooklyn, New York.







March
Bruce Willis (March 19, 1955- ) (voice actor, musician, producer) born in Idar-Oberstein. (Federal Republic of Germany [Germany])



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
April
The Legend of Rockabye Point (ss), Tex Avery /Lantz.
(drawn animation)

Sandy Claws (ss), Friz Freleng /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)


April
Den Standhaftige Tinnsoldat ("The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Tin Soldier") (ss), Ivo Caprino /Dansk Kulturfilm. (Denmark)
(model animation)



May
Eric Goldberg (animator, director, art director) born.





June
Lady and the Tramp (f), Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, and Wilfred Jackson /Disney.
(drawn animation)









July
Haed Mahasajan (ss), Payut Ngaokrachang. (Thailand)
(drawn animation)
first Thai animated film

August
Corey Burton (Corey Weinberg) (August 3, 1955- ) (voice actor) born in Granada Hills, California.





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
September
Speedy Gonzales (ss), Friz Freleng /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons
September
John Kricfalusi (Michael John Kricfalusi) (September 9, 1955- ) (director, producer, character designer, story board artist, writer, voice actor) born in Chicoutimi, Quebec. (Canada)
Speedy Gonzales image
Speedy Gonzales

September
Takashi Nakamura (Nakamura Takashi なかむらたかし (中村孝)) (September 12, 1955- ) (director, writer, animator) born in Yamaguchi.





October
Tetsuro Amino (Amino Tetsuro, アミノ テツロー, ( birth name: 網野哲郎)) (October 10, 1955- ) (director, storyboards, writer, animator) born in Chiba Prefecture.


November
Kevin Conroy (November 30, 1955- ) (voice actor) born in Westbury, New York.

Whoppi Goldberg (Caryn Elaine Johnson) (voice actress) born in New York, New York.


November
Yunak Marko [Юнак Марко] ("Mighty Marko"; "Marko the Hero") (ss), Todor Dinov /Sofia Animation. (Bulgaria)
(drawn animation)



December
Good Will to Men (ss), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /MGM.
(drawn animation)

The Mighty Mouse Show (tv), Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
collection of various Terrytoons theatrical cartoons





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
I'm No Fool With Electricity (tvss)/(edu), Les Clark /Disney.
(drawn animation)
first I'm No Fool series

You and Your Five Senses (tvss)/(edu), Disney.
(drawn animation)
first You Are A Human Animal series

John and Faith Hubley found the Hubley Studio in New York.

Paul Terry sells Terrytoons to the Columbia Broadcasting System.

Fred Quimby resigns as director of the MGM animation studio. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera become the new directors.

no date
Blinkety Blank (ss), Norman McLean /NFB. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

Le village enchante ("The Enchanted Village") (f), Marcel and Real Raciot. (Canada)
(drawn animation)
first Canadian animated feature

no date
Cert a Kaca ("The Devil and Kaca") (sf), Vaclav Bedrich /Studio Bratri v triku. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(drawn animation).

Két bors ökröcske ("Two Little Oxen") (ss), Gyula Macskássy /Pannoniafilm. (Hungary)
(drawn animation)

Khrabryj Zayats [Храбрый Заяц] ("The Brave Hare") (ss), Ivan Ivanov-Vano /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

I sette colori ("The Seven Colors") (ss), Antonio Rubino. (Italy)
(drawn animation)

Shippam's Guide to Opera (adv)/(ss), Peter Sachs /Larkins. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

BBC television networks start carrying commercials, thereby supporting many British animators. (Great Britain)

DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme (DEFA Animation Studio) founded in Dresden. (People's Republic of Germany [Germany])

no date
Onbu Obake [おんぶおばけ]("Piggyback Ghost") (ss), Ryuichi Yokoyama.
(drawn animation)

Ukare Violin (ss), Taiji Yabushita /Nihon Doga.
(drawn animation)

no date
Ma Liang ("The Magic Paintbrush") (ss), Jin Shi /Shanghai Animation. (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.


Continue to 1956 Last update: March 5, 2012
Comments to: Richard Llewellyn
Copyright © 2012 Richard Llewellyn. All rights reserved.
Go to the
Chronology of Animation
Introduction and Index
Return to
Richard's
Animated Divots