Chronology of Animation 1966
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
January
Candi Milo (January 21, 1966- ) (voice actress) born in San Jose, California.

January
Michael Dobson (Michael Richard Dobson) (January 18, 1966- ) (voice actor, voice director) born. (Canada)

January
Camberwick Green (tvss), Gordon Murray. (Great Britain)
(model animation)
Camberwick Green image
Camberwick Green
January
Masami Obari (Obari Masami 大張正己) (January 24, 1966- ) (director, character designer, writer) born in Kanagawa.




February
Alice of Wonderland in Paris (sf), Gene Deitch /Rembrandt. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])
(drawn animation)

February
Osomatsu-kun [おそ松くん] ("Little Osomatsu", "Young Sextuplets") (tv), Studio Zero.
(drawn animation)


March
Alice in Wonderland (Or What's A Nice Kid Like You Doing In a Place Like This?) (tvsp), Alex Lovy /Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)

Dr. Ha Ha (ss), Ralph Bakshi /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first James Hound series (1966-1967)





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
April
Batfink (tv)/(tvss), Hal Seeger Productions.
(drawn animation)

Champion Chump (ss), Bob Kuwahara /Terrytoons.
(drawn animation)
first Martian Moochers series (1966)



April
Rainbow Sentai Robin [レインボー戦隊ロビン] ("Rainbow Battle Team Robin") (tv), Toei.
(drawn animation)

Miina Tominaga (Tominaga Miina 冨永 みーな Tominaga Yoshiko 冨永 美子) (April 3, 1966- ) (voice actress) born in Hiroshima, Hiroshima.


May
The Pink Blueprint (ss), Hawley Pratt /Depatie-Freleng.
(drawn animation)

Charlie Schlatter (Charles Thomas Schlatter) (May 1, 1966- ) (voice actor) born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.



May
Harisu no Kaze ("Whirlwind of Harisu") (tv), Yoshiyuki Shindou /P Production.
(drawn animation)

Kaizoku Oji [海賊王子] ("Pirate Prince") (tv), Toei.
(drawn animation)


June
Charlie Brown's All-Stars (tvsp), Bill Melendez /Melendez.
(drawn animation)



June
Yusei Kamen [遊星仮面] ("Asteroid Mask") (tv), Tele-Cartoon Japan.
(drawn animation)


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
The Daydreamer (f), Jules Bass /Videocraft (MOM Pro (Japan)).
(model animation, part live action)

Richard Steven Horvitz (July 29, 1966- ) (voice actor) born in Los Angles, California.



July
Cyborg 009 [サイボーグ009] (f), Yugo Serikawa /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Jungle Taitei [ジャングル大帝] ("Jungle Emperor") (f), Osamu Tezuka /Mushi.
(drawn animation)


August
The Man Called Flintstone (f), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)

August
Charles Thorson (Karl Gustaf Stefanson) (August 29, 1890-August 7, 1966) (character designer) dies in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Canada)


August
Akiharu Ishii (Ishii Akiharu, 石井 明治) (August 9, 1966- ) (animator, animation director, character designer) born.


September
The Beagles (tv), Total Television (Gamma Studios (Mexico)).
(drawn animation)

Cool McCool (tv), King Features.
(drawn animation)
contains: Cool McCool (tvss) and Harry McCool (tvss).

Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles (tv), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)
contains: Frankenstein Jr. (tvss) and The Impossibles (tvss).

Go Go Gophers (tvss), Leonardo Productions (Gamma (Mexico)).
(drawn animation)

King Kong (tv), Rankin-Bass (Toei (Japan)).
(drawn animation)
contains: King Kong (tvss) and Tom of T.H.U.M.B. (tvss).

The King Kong Show (tvsp), Jules Bass /Rankin-Bass (Toei (Japan)).
(contained two episodes of the series)

The Lone Ranger (tv)/(tvss), Format.
(drawn animation)
contains: Lone Ranger (tvss) and Tonto (tvss).

The New Adventures of Superman (tv), Filmation.
(drawn animation)
contains: Superman (tvss) and Superboy (tvss).

Space Ghost (tv), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)
contains: Space Ghost (tvss) and Dino Boy (tvss).

Space Kiddettes (tv), Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, and Alex Lovy /Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)





United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
October
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (tvsp), Bill Melendez /Melendez.
(drawn animation)

October
Rocket Robin Hood (tv), Krantz (Grantray-Lawrence, Famous (United States)). (Canada)
(drawn animation)


October
Ganbare! Marine Kid [がんばれ! マリンキッド] ("Go Ahead! Marine Kid"; "Marine Boy") (tv), Haruo Osani /TV Doga.
(drawn animation)

Robotan [ロボタン] (tv), Daiko.
(drawn animation)
(1966-1968)

Shin Jungle Taitei Susume Leo! [ジャングル大帝進めレオ!] ("New Jungle Emperor: Leo the Lion") (tv), Hayashi Shigeyuki /Mushi.
(drawn animation)


November
The Ballad of Smokey the Bear (tvsp), Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass /Videocraft.
(model animation)



November
Tenrankai no E [展覧会の絵] ("Paintings of an Exposition") (f), Osamu Tezuka /Mushi.
(drawn animation)

Tobidase! Bacchiri [とびだせ! バッチリ] ("Jump Out! Bacchiri") (tvss), Chuzo Katayama /Nihon Hoso Eigasha.
(drawn animation)

Yasuji Murata (Murata Yasuji 村田安司) (January 24, 1896-November 2, 1966) (director, animator, producer) dies.


December
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (tvsp), Chuck Jones /MGM.
(drawn animation)

Walt Disney (Walter Elias Disney) (December 5, 1901-December 15, 1966) (producer, director, animator) dies in Los Angeles, California.


December
Gatto Filippo: Licenza de Incidere ("Filippo the Cat: License to Record") (f), Pino Zac /Telecinema 21.
(some cut-out animation and model animation, part live action)

December
Mahou Tsukai Sally [魔法使いサリー] ("Sally the Witch") (tv), Toei.
(drawn animation)
(1966-1968)

Yumi Touma (Touma Yumi 冬馬由美) (December 20, 1966- ) (voice actress) born in Chiba.


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (ss), John Hubley /Hubley.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons
no date
El capitán Tareco (ss), Tulio Raggi /ICAIC. (Cuba)

Marvel Superheroes (tv), Grantray-Lawrence. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature image Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature
Lapis (ss), James Whitney.
(drawn animation, a computer was used to help plan the drawing)

Laurel and Hardy (tv)/(tvss), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)

Sinbad Jr. The Sailor (tv)/(tvss), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)
continuation of The Adventures of Sinbad Jr.

Warner Bros. decides to revive its own animation studio. DePatie-Freleng stops producing Warner Bros. cartoons, left the Warner Bros. studio, and opened its own facility.

La Terre est habitee ("What On Earth!") (ss), Kaj Pindell and Les Drew /NFB. (Canada)

NFB opens its French Animation Studio in Montreal. (Canada)

Phillips-Gutkin and Associates studio closes in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Canada)

no date
Bareshka ("The Mitten") (ss), Roman Kachanov /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(model animation)

Chelovek v Ramke [Человек в рамке] ("A Man in a Frame") (ss), Fyodor Khitruk /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Czar kó³ek ("The Charm of the Two Wheels") (ss), Kazimierz Urbañski /Cracow SFA. (Poland)
(drawn animation)

Hvordan man opdrager sine forældre ("How to Bring Up His Parents") (tvss), Jannik Hastrup and Flemming Quist Møller /Danmarks Radio. (Denmark)
(drawn animation)

El Mago de los Suenos ("The Magi of Dreams") (f), Francisco Macian /Estudios Macian. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Kiri le clown (tv), Jean Image. (France)
(drawn animation)
(1966-1969)

Klatki ("Cages") (ss), Mirosław Kijowicz /Filmow Rysunkowych. (Poland)
(drawn animation)
Annecy Festival Grand Prize winner

no date
Tatsu no Ko Taro [龍の子太郎] ("Taro, the Son of Dragon") (f), Ichiro Michibayashi /Kyodo Eiga.
(model animation)
Klatki image
Klatki
Moy Zelenyi Krokodil [Мой зеленый крокодил] ("My Green Crocodile") (ss), Vadim Kurchevsky /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(model animation)

Muha ("The Fly") (ss), Aleksandar Marks and Vladimir Jutrisa /Zagreb Film. (Yugoslavia [Croatia])
(drawn animation)

Pilule I ("Pills I") (ss), Ion Posescu-Gopo /Animafilm. (Romania)
(drawn animation)
first Pilule ("Pills") series

Podi Tuda, Ne Znaya Kuda Поди́ туда́, не зна́ю куда] ("Go There, I Don'tKnow Where") (sf), Ivan Ivanov-Vano and Vladimir Danilevich /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Pogles' Wood (tv), Oliver Postgate /Smallfilms. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

Pro Zluyu Machehu [Про злую мачеху] ("About the Evil Stepmother") (ss), Valentina Brumberg and Zenaeda Brumberg /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Villancicos de España y America (tvss), Delgado. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Animacijas Brigade founded by Arnolds Burovs to create model animation films in Riga. (Soviet Union [Latvia])

Studio Filmow Animowanych (Animated Film Studio) founded in Cracow (Cracow SFA) by Kazimierz Urbañski. (Poland)


no date
King Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table (tv), Zoran Janjic /Air Programmes International. (Australia)
(drawn animation)

"Robot Taekwon V" (tv), Kuk Dong. (South Korea)
(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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