Chronology of Animation 1969
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January
Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse: un conte des Mille et une nuits ("Aladdin and His Magic Lamp: A Tale of the One Thousand and One Nights") (f), Jean Image /Image. (France)
(drawn animation)
Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse image
Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse

Nu, pogodi! ("Just You Wait!"; "Wait, Wait, I'll Get'Ya!") (tvss), Vyacheslav Kotenochkin /Soyuzmultfilm. (Russia [Soviet Union])
(drawn animation)
(series 1969-1986)

January
Himitsu no Akko-chan [ひみつのアッコちゃん] ("Secrets of Akko-chan") (tv), Toei.
(drawn animation)
(1969-1970)

Kaitei Shonen Marine [海底少年マリン] ("Sea-Bottom Boy, Marine"; "Marine Boy") (tv), TCJ.
(drawn animation)

Wonder-kun no Hatsuyumeuchu Ryoko ("The Marvelous Dream of Little Wonder's Space Trip") (tvsp), Sugiyama Suguru /Mushi.
(drawn animation)




February
Aglaé et Sidonie (tvss), Jean-Marie Jack. (France)
(model animation)
(1969-1975)



March
The Ant and the Aardvark (ss), Gerry Chiniquy /DePatie-Freleng.
(drawn animation)
first The Ant and the Aardvark series (1969-1971)

Mad Monster Party (f), Jules Bass and Tad Mochinaga /Rankin-Bass (MOM Pro (Japan)).
(model animation)



March
Nagagutsu wo Haita Neko [長靴をはいた猫] ("Puss in Boots") (f), Kimio Yabuki /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Sobakasu Putchy [そばかすプッチー] ("Freckled Putchy") (tvss), Fuji TV Enterprise.
(drawn animation)

Tele-Cartoon Japan become Eiken.


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Pinter People (tvsp)/(edu), Gerald Potterton /Potterton. (Canada)
(drawn animation, part live action)

April

April
Dororo [どろろ] (tv), Mushi.
(drawn animation)
During the series it was renamed Dororo to Hyakumaru [どろろと百鬼丸] ("Dororo and Hyakumaru").

Kurenai Sanshiro [紅三四郎] ("Scarlet Sanshiro"; "Judo Boy") (tv), Ippei Kuri /Tatsunoko.
(drawn animation)

Moretsu Ataro [もーれつア太郎] ("Extraordinary Ataro") (tv)/(tvss), Toei.
(drawn animation)

Ninpu Kamui Gaiden [忍風カムイ外伝] ("Kamui the Ninja: Stories Other Than the Legend") (tv), Yonehiko Watanabe /Tele-Cartoon Japan.
(drawn animation)

Roppo Yabure Kun [六法やぶれクン] (tvss), TMS.
(drawn animation)

Umeboshi Denka [ウメ星デンカ ] ("Emperor from the Star Ume") (tv)/(tvss), TMS and Studio Zero.
(drawn animation)


May
The Pogo Special Birthday Special (tvsp), Chuck Jones /Charles Jones Enterprises.
(drawn animation)








June
Senya Ichiya Monogatari ("One Thousand and One Arabian Nights") (f), Osamu Tezuka /Mushi.
(drawn animation)


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July
Pete Burness (Peter Burness, Wilson D. Burness) (June 16, 1904-July 21, 1969) (director, animator, writer) dies of cancer.

David Kaufman (July 23, 1969- ) (voice actor) born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cree Summer (Cree Summer-Francks) (July 7, 1969- ) (voice actress) born in Los Angeles, California.

July
Cantiflas y sus amigos ("Cantinflas and His Friends"; "Amigo and Friends") (tv), Dibujos Animados Diamex and Hanna-Barbera. (Mexico/United States)
(drawn animation)

The Hoarder (ss), Evelyn Lambart /NFB. (Canada)
(cut-out animation)

Maboule // Oddball (ss), Co Hoedeman /NFB. (Canada)
(model animation)


July
Kyojin no Hoshi Chizome no Kessh˘sen ("Star of the Giants") (f), Tadao Nagahama /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Sora Tobu Yureisen ("The Flying Phantom Ship") (f), Hiroshi Ikeda /Toei.
(drawn animation)


August
The Tijuana Toads (ss), Hawley Pratt /DePatie-Freleng.
(drawn animation)
first The Tijuana Toads series (1969-1972)





September
Archie and His New Friends (tvsp), Hal Sutherland /Filmation.
(drawn animation)

The Cattanooga Cats (tv), Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera /Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation, part live action)
contains: It's the Wolf (tvss), Around the World in 79 Days (tvss), and Auto Cat and Motor Mouse (tvss).

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (tv), Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera /Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)
contains; Dastardly and Muttley (tvss), Magnificent Muttleys (tvss), and Dick Dastardly Blackouts (tvss).

The Hardy Boys (tv), Filmation.
(drawn animation)

Here Comes the Grump (tv)/(tvss), DePatie-Freleng.
(drawn animation)

Hot Wheels (tv)/(tvss), Pantomime Pictures.
(drawn animation)

It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (tvsp), Bill Melendez /Melendez.
(drawn animation)

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (tv), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)

The Pink Panther Show (tv), DePatie-Freleng.
(drawn animation)
various DePatie-Freleng theatrical shorts

Sky Hawks (tv), Pantomime.
(drawn animation)

The Smokey the Bear Show (tv)/(tvss), Rankin-Bass.
(drawn animation)

Where Are You, Scooby Doo? (tv), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)
the first of many Scooby Do tv series, specials, and oavs

Scooby Doo, Where Are You? image
Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
Bud Collyer (Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr.) (voice actor) dies in Greenwich, Connecticut.


September
Otoko Ippiki Gakidaisho [男一匹ガキ大将] ("Boy's Gang Boss--What a Bastard!") (tvss), Tadao Wakabayashi and Yoshiyuki Tomino /Tokyo TV Doga.
(drawn animation)

Pinch to Punch [ピンチとパンチ] ("Pinch and Punch") (tvss), Fuji TV Enterprise.
(drawn animation)


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October
Nika Futterman (October 25, 1969- ) (voice actress) born in New York.


October
Chigley (tvss), Gordon Murray. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

Mary, Mungo and Midge (tvss), Ryan. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Monty Python's Flying Circus (tv), Python (Monty) Productions. (Great Britain)
(primarily live action, some cut-out animation)
comedy television program with various animated inserts by Terry Gilliam
(1969-1974)

October
Hakushon Daimaoh [ハクション大魔王] ("Hakushon the Genie"; "The Genie Family") (tv), Hiroshi Sasagawa /Tatsunoko.
(drawn animation)

Marhui Gekiga, Ukiyoe Senya Ichiya [秘劇画 浮世絵千一夜] ("The Prohibited Picture Novel: the Thousand and One Nights of Ukiyoe") (f), Leo Nishimura /Leo Productions (Toei).
(drawn animation)

Moomin [ムーミン] (tv), TMS and Mushi.
(drawn animation)

Sazae-san [サザエさん] (tv)/(tvss), Tele-Cartoon Japan (later Eiken).
(drawn animation)
(1969 to the present)
This unassuming series about a woman and her family is the largest series of animation ever created. Over 2,000 half hour episodes have appeared, each normally containing three individual short cartoons.

Sazae-san image

Sazae-san


Tiger Mask [タイガーマスク] (tv), Takeshi Tamiya /Toei.
(drawn animation)
(1969-1971)


November
Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert (tvsp), Hal Sutherland /Filmation.
(drawn animation)

Sesame Street (tv), Children's Television Workshop.
(live action children's program with extensive animated cartoons from various studios)
(1969 to the present)

November Janyse Jaud (November 3, 1969- ) (voice actress) born in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

November
Clangers (tvss), Oliver Postgate and Peter Fermin /Smallfilms. (Great Britain)
(model animation)
(1969-1972)



December
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (f), Lee Mendelsohn and Bill Melendez /Melendez.
(drawn animation)

Frosty the Snowman (tvsp), Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass /Rankin-Bass.
(drawn animation)

It's Tough To Be A Bird (ss), Ward Kimball /Disney.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award:Best Short Subjects, Cartoon

The Night Before Christmas (tvsp), Jim Pabian /ELBA Production.
(drawn animation)


December
Die Konferenz der Tiere ("The Conference of the Animals") (f), Curt Linda /Linda-Film Produktion. (Federal Republic of Germany [Germany])
(drawn animation)

Il Cavaliere inesistente ("The Nonexistent Knight") (f), Pino Zac /Istituto Luce. (Italy)
(drawn animation, some live action)

Jiri Trnka (February 24, 1912-December 30, 1969) (director, animator, character designer, writer) dies in Prague. (Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic])

December
Attack No. 1 [アタック No.1] (tv), TMS.
(drawn animation)

Kyojin no Hoshi Yuke Yuke Hyuma ("Star of the Giants: Go Go Hyuma") (f), Tadao Nagahama /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Chisa Yokoyama (Yokoyama Chisa, 横山智佐) (December 20, 1969- ) (voice actress, singer) born in Tokyo.


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no date
Anansi the Spider (ss), Gerald McDermott /Gerald McDermott Films.
(drawn animation)

Bambi Meets Godzilla (ss), Marv Newland.
(drawn animation)

Culture Shock (ss), Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner.
(clay animation)

Of Men and Demons (ss), John and Faith Hubley /Hubley.
(drawn animation)

Winky Dink and You (tv)/(tvss), Screen Magic.
(drawn animation)
a new version of the 1950s tv series

MGM Animation closes.

Warner Bros. closes its animation studio.

no date
To See or Not to See // Psychocratie (ss), Bretislav Pojar /NFB. (Canada)
(model animation)

no date
Adam 2 (f), Jan Lenica /Lux-Films. (Federal Republic of Germany [Germany])
(drawn animation, some cut-out animation)

Balerina na korable [Балерина На Корабле] ("Ballerina on the Boat") (ss), Lev Atamanov /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Bremenskie muzykanty [аПЕЛЕМЯЙХЕ ЛСГШЙЮМРШ] ("The Bremen Town Musicians") (f), Inessa Kovalevskaya /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Kapriznaya Printsessa [Капризная Принцесса] ("The Capricious Princess") (ss), Zinaida Brumberg and Valentina Brumberg /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)

Krokodil Gena [Крокодил Гена] ("Crocodile Gena") (ss), Roman Kachanov /Soyuzmultfilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(model animation)

La linea ("The Line") (tvss), Osvaldo Cavandoli. (Italy)
(drawn animation)

Pepin la bulle ("Pepin's Bubble") (tvss), Belokapi.
(model animation)
(1969-1971)

Porwanie Baltazara G?bki (tv), Studio Filmˇw Rysunkowych. (Poland)
(drawn animation)

Smok - expedition (ss), Władysław Nehrebecki /Studio Filmów Rysunkowych. (Poland)
(drawn animation)
first Porwanie Baltazara Gąbki series (1969-1970)

Tintin et le temple du soleil ("Tintin and the Temple of the Sun") (f), Eddie Lateste /Belvision. (Belgium)
(drawn animation)

Veselaia Karusel ("The Jolly Roundabout") (tvss), /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)
(1969-2000)

Vinni Pukh [Винни-Пух] ("Winnie the Pooh") (ss), Fyodor Khitruk /Soyuzmultifilm. (Soviet Union [Russia])
(drawn animation)
first Vinni Pukh [Винни-Пух] ("Winnie the Pooh") series (1969-1972)

Wahed wa khamsa ("One to Five") (tvss), Noshi Iskander /Egyptian Television. (Egypt)
(drawn animation)

Studio Loutkového Filmu is renamed Studio Jiri Trnka.

no date
"Hanako, the Elephant" (f), Hiroshi Matsumoto /Kyodo Eiga.
(model animation)

no date
"Chaos" (ss), G.K. Goghale /Cartoon Film Unit. (India)
(drawn animation)

Uijeog Hong Gil-dong ("General Hong Gil-dong") (f), Yong Yu-su /Seki Productions. (South Korea)
(drawn animation)

"Treasure Island" (f). (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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