Chronology of Animation 1970
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Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
February
Uncle Sam Magoo (tvsp), Abe Levitow /UPA.
(drawn animation)



February
Junko Iwao (Iwao Junko 岩男 潤子) (February 18, 1970- ) (voice actress) born in Beppu, Oita.


March
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! (tvsp), Chuck Jones /Jones.
(drawn animation)

Goldilocks (tvsp), Marc Breaux (live action) and Lee Mishkin (animation) /DePatie-Freleng.
(drawn animation, some live action)


March
Bennys badekar ("Benny's Bathtub") (sf), Jannik Hastrup and Flemming Quist Muller /Fiasco Films. (Denmark)
(drawn animation)

Ere Erera Baleibu Icik Subua Arvaren ("Scope, Color, Muda 75") (f), Jose Antonio Sistiaga /X Films. (Spain)
(direct-on-film animation)

March
Chibikko Remi to Meiken Kapi [ちびっ子レミと名犬カピ] ("Little Remi and Famous Dog Kapi") (f), Yugo Serikawa /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Cleopatra [クレオパトラ] ("Cleopatra"; "Cleopatra, Queen of Sex") (f), Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto /Mushi.
(drawn animation, some live action)


Cleopatra image
Cleopatra
Dobutsumura Monogatari [動物村ものがたり] ("The Story of the Animal's Village") (tv), Eiken.
(drawn animation)

Itazura Tenshi Chipper [いたずら天使チッポちゃん] ("Chipper the Mischevious Angel") (tv), Fuji TV Enterprise.
(drawn animation)

Kyojin no Hoshi Dai League Ball ("Star of the Giants: The Great Sports League") (f), Tadao Nagahama /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Tiger Mask [タイガーマスク] (sf), Kimio Yabuki and Tomoharu Katsumata /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Yasashi Lion ("The Kind Lion") (ss), Mushi.
(drawn animation)


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
April
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians (tvsp), Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass /Rankin-Bass.
(drawn animation)


April
The Adventures of Parsley (tvss), Ivor Woods /FilmFair. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

April
Akakichi no Eleven [赤き血のイレブン] ("The Dark Red Eleven") (tv), Takeshi Yamada /Tokyo TV Doga.
(drawn animation)

Ashita no Joe [あしたのジョー] ("Tomorrow's Joe") (tv), Osamu Dezaki /Mushi Productions.
(drawn animation)

Bakahatsu Goro [ばくはつ五郎] ("Goro the Terrible") (tv), Tele-Cartoon Japan.
(drawn animation)

Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hatchi [昆虫物語みなしごハッチ] ("The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee") (tv), Ippei Kuri and Hara Seitaro /Tatsunoko.
(drawn animation)





May
Ken Otsuka (Otsuka Ken, 大塚健) (May 22, 1970- ) (director, animator, character designer, mecha designer, storyboard artist) born in Saitama Prefecture.



June
Ezekiel Norton (June 26, 1970- ) (director, animator, voice actor) born in Toronto, Ontario. (Canada)

June
Trimata glupaci [Тримата глупаци] ("The Three Fools") (ss), Donio Donev /Sofia Animation. (Bulgaria)
(drawn animation)
first Trimata glupaci series (1970-1990)

June
Nonfiction Awaa Nippon Tanjo [ノンフィクションアワー 日本誕生] ("Nonfiction Hour Birth of Japan") (tv)/(edu), Mushi.
(drawn animation)


United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
July
Where's Huddles (tv), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)



July
Kaitei Sanman Miles [海底3万マイル] ("Thirty Thousand Miles Under the Sea") (f), Toei.
(drawn animation)

Tiger Mask Fuku Men League Sen [タイガーマスク ふく面リーグ戦] ("Tiger Mask: War to the League of Masked Wrestlers") (sf), Takeshi Tamiya /Toei.
(drawn animation)


August
Mike Gasaway (August 17, 1970- ) (director, animator, voice actor) born in Cleveland, Ohio.



August
Attack No.1 Namida no Kaiten Receive [アタック No.1 涙の回転レシーブ] ("Attack No.1: Tearful 'Kaiten Receive'") (sf), TMS.
(drawn animation)

Kyojin no Hoshi Shumekei no Taiketsu ("The Star of the Giants: Confrontation Wanted by Destiny") (f), Tadao Nagahama /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Manga Jinbutsushi [マンガ人物史] ("Illustrated Stories of Great Individuals") (tvss), Office Uni.
(drawn animation)


September
The Further Adventures of Dr. Dolittle (tv), DePatie-Freleng.
(drawn animation)

The Harlem Globetrotters (tv), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)
(1970-1973)

Josie and the Pussycats (tv), William Hanna and Joseph Barbera /Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)

The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad (tv), Rankin-Bass.
contains: Reluctant Dragon (tvss) and Mr. Toad (tvss).
(drawn animation)

Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies (tv), Hal Sutherland /Filmation.
(drawn animation)

The Tomfoolery Show (tv), John Halas /Rankin-Bass (Halas-Batchelor (Great Britain)).
(drawn animation)

Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down (tv), Hal Sutherland /Filmation.
(drawn animation)

September
Tiki Tiki (f), Gerald Potterton and Peter Sanders /Potterton. (Canada)
(drawn animation, some live action)


September
Otoko do Aho! Koshien [男どアホウ!甲子園] ("Koshien! Born Male for No Reason") (tv), Tokyo TV Doga.
(drawn animation)


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Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)


October
The Adventures of Rupert Bear (tvss), John Read and Mary Turner /ATV-ITC. (Great Britain)
(model animation)
(1970-1976)

Fablio le magicien ("Fablio the Magician") (f), Georges de la Grandiere /Edic. (France/Bulgaria/Hungary/Romania).
(drawn animation)
contains Le Chat et le Vieux Rat ("The Cat and the Old Rat") Radka Batcharova /Sofia Animation Studio (Bulgaria); La Grenouille qui veut se Faire Grosse que le Boeuf ("The Frog Who Wanted to Be as Big as the Ox"); Le Loup ed le Chien ("The Wolf and the Dog"); Le Lion et le Moucheron ("The Lion and the Gnat"); La Tortue ed les deux Canards ("The Torotise and the Ducks") Attila Dargay /Pannoniafilm (Hungary); and La Cigale ed la Fourmi ("The Grasshopper and the Ant") Victor Antonescu /Animafilm (Romania)

October
Ijiwaru Baasan [いじわるばあさん] ("Bullying Grandmother") (tv), Knack Productions.
(drawn animation)

Inakappe Taisho [いなかっぺ大将] ("General Taisho") (tv)/(tvss), Hiroshi Sasagawa /Tatsunoko.
(drawn animation)
(1970-1972)

Kick no Oni ("Demon Of Kick Boxing") (tv), Toei.
(drawn animation)

Norakuro [のらくろ] ("Norakuro") (tv), Toru Murayama /Tele-Cartoon Japan.
(drawn animation)

Warera Salary Man Tou [われらサラリーマン党] ("We Are Employees") (tvss), Tomio Sagisu /P Productions.
(drawn animation)


November
The Phantom Tollbooth (f), Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, and David Monahan /MGM.
(drawn animation, part live action)

Santa and the Three Bears (f), Tony Benedict /R and S Film Enterprises.
(drawn animation, some live action)

Marc Thompson (November 19, 1970- ) (voice actor) born in The Bronx, New York City, New York.


November
Les Aventures de Colargol ("Barnaby"; "Jeremy the Bear") (tvss), Albert Barillé and Tadeuzs Wilkosz /Procidis and Se-ma-for. (France/Poland)
(model animation)
(1970-1974)

November
Maho no Mako-chan [魔法のマコちゃん] ("Magical Miss Mako") (tv), Yugo Serikawa /Toei.
(drawn animation)

November
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (tvsp), Zoran Janjic /Air Programmes International. (Australia)
(drawn animation)

December
The Aristocats (f), Wolfgang Reitherman /Disney.
(drawn animation)

B.C.: A Special Christmas (tvsp), Jim Miko /Hardlake Animated Pictures.
(drawn animation)

Christmas Is (tvsp), Leonard Gray /Screen Images Productions.
(drawn animation)

The Night the Animals Talked (tvsp), Pablo Zavala and Sheldon Riss /Gamma.
(drawn animation)

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (tvsp), Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass /Rankin-Bass.
(model animation)


December
Pollux and le chat bleu ("Pollux and the Blue Cat"; "Dougal and the Blue Cat") (f), Serge Danot /D.A.N.O.T.-Cagaud. (France)
(model animation)



United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Japan
 
Australasia (excluding Japan)
no date
The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two (ss), Robert Mitchell /Haboush Company.
(drawn animation)

Is It Always Right to Be Right? (ss), Lee Mishkin /Stephen Bosustow Productions.
(drawn animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Cartoons

Is It Always Right to Be Right? imageIs It Always Right to Be Right?
The Shepherd (ss), Cameron Guess /Cameron Guess.
(drawn animation)

Tootsie Roll Pops: How Many Licks? (tvss)/(adv), Vincent Davis.
(drawn animation)


no date
Alunissons (ss), Gisèle and Ernest Ansorge /Nag Films. (Switzerland)
(sand animation)

Boxy Rey del K.O. ("Boxy the King of K.O."; "Boxy the Kangaroo") (tvss), Delgado. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Le Diamat ("The Diamond") (ss), Paul Grimault /Grimault. (France)
(drawn animation)

Molecula en Orbita ("Molecula in Orbit") (tvss), Delgado. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Il Pulcino Calimero ("The Little Chick Calimero") (tvss), Pagot Films. (Italy)
(drawn animation)

Sinyaya ptitsa [Синяя Птица] ("The Blue Bird") (sf), Vasili Livanov /Soyuzmultfilm. (Russia [Soviet Union])
(drawn animation)

no date
Chuzo Aoji (Aoji Chuzo) 青地忠三) (1885-1970) (supervisor, writer) dies.

no date
Captain Comet and the Space Rangers (tvss)/(tv), Porter. (Australia)
(drawn animation, model animation)

Chuyen ong Giong ("Story of Hero Giong") (ss), Ngo Manh Lan /Vietnamese Animated Cartoon and Puppet. (North Viet Nam)
(model animation)

The Climb (ss), Bhimsain. (India)
(drawn animation)

Em be va lo hoa ("The Little Girl and the Flower Vase") (ss), Nghiem Dung /Vietnamese Animated Cartoon and Puppet. (North Viet Nam)
(drawn animation)

Tales of Washington Irving (tvsp), Zoran Janjic /Air Programmes International. (Australia)
(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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