Chronology of Animation 1991
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January
Toxic Crusaders (tv), Murikami-Wolf-Swenson.
(drawn animation)

J.J. Sedelmaier Productions opens in White Plains, New York.

January
Taija Isen (January 28, 1991- ) (voice actress, singer) born in Thornhill, Ontario. (Canada)


January
Dragon Quest [ドラゴンクエスト] (tv), Studio Comet.
(drawn animation)

Kingyo Chuuihou! [きんぎょ注意報!] ("Goldfish Warning") (tv), Junichi Sato /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Obake no Holly [おばけのホーリー] ("The Ghost Holly") (tvss), Minoru Okazaki /Studio Junio.
(drawn animation)

Ochame na Futago -Claire Gakuin Monogatari- [おちゃめなふたご-クレア学院物語-] ("The Mischevious Twins: Clare Academy Story") (tv),Masuharu Okawaki /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Trapp Ikka Monogatari [トラップ一家物語] ("Trapp Family Story") (tv), Kozo Kuzuha /Nippon Animation.
(drawn animation)


February
Box Office Bunny (ss), Darrell Van Citters /Warner Bros.
(drawn animation)



February
Getter Robo Go [ゲッターロボ號] (tv), Hiroki Shibata /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Kynkyuu Hashin Saver Kids [緊急発進セイバーキッズ] ("Emergency Rescue Kids") (tv), Kamegaki Hajime /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Mamano Hunter Yoko [1] ("Devil Hunter Yoko") (oav), Katsuhisa Yamada /Madhouse.
(drawn animation)
series (1991-1995)

Ore wa Akumada Devilman [俺は悪魔だ、デビルマン!] ("I'm A Devil, Devilman") (oav), Tsutomu Iida /Triangle Staff.
(drawn animation)
first CB Chara Go Nagai World [CB キャラ永井豪ワールド] series (1991)

Taiyou no Yuusha Firebird ("Hero of the Sun, Firebird") (tv), Sunrise and Tatsunoko Productions.
(drawn animation)

Wizardry [ウィザードリィ] (oav), Takashi Shinohara /Shochiku Fuji Ltd. and TMS.
(drawn animation)


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March
Howard Ashman (May 3, 1950-March 14, 1991) (musician, producer, writer) dies in New York, New York of AIDS complications.

March
Madeline and the Bad Hat (tvsp), Stephan Martinière and Cassandra Schafhausen /Cinar and France Animation. (Canada/France)
(drawn animation)
first of a number of short Madeline television specials that preceded the television series


March
Burn Up! [バーンナップ] (oav), Yasunori Ide /AIC.
(drawn animation)

Dragon Ball Z: Super Sayajin da Son Goku [ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ人だ孫悟空] ("Dragon Ball Z: Goku Son is the Super Sayan"; "Dragon Ball Z Movie 4: Lord Slug") (f), Mitsuo Hashimoto /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Kido Senshi Gundam F91 ("Mobile Suit Gundam F91") (f), Tomino Yoshiyuki /Sunrise.
(drawn animation)

Mouryou Senki Madara [1] [魍魎戦記 Madara] ("Mirror War Madara") (oav), Yuji Moriyama /Studio Fantasia.
(drawn animation)

Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula [新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラ] ("New Century GPX Cyber Formula") (tv), Mitsu Fukuda /Sunrise.
(drawn animation)

Ushiro no Shomen Dare [うしろの正面だあれ] ("Kayoko's Diary") (f), Seiji Arihara /Mushi Productions.
(drawn animation)


April
Swamp Thing (tv), DIC Entertainment.
(drawn animation)

The Wizard of Oz (oav), Jim Simon /American Film Investment and Dai Won Animation. (United States/South Korea)
(drawn animation)



April
Anime Himitsu no Hanazono [アニメひみつの花園] ("The Animated Secret Garden") (tv), Tameo Kohanawa /Aubec.
(drawn animation)

Chiisana Obake Acchi, Kocchi, Socchi [小さなおばけアッチ・コッチ・ソッチ] ("Little Ghosts There, Here, Where") (tvss)/(tv), Osamu Kobayashi /Pierrot.
(drawn animation)

City Hunter '91 [シティハンター91] (tv), Kiyoshi Egami /Sunrise.
(drawn animation)

Doronpa! [どろろんぱっ!] (tv), Shin'ei.
(drawn animation)

High School Mystery: Gakuen Nanafushigi [ハイスクールミステリー 学園七不思議] ("High School Mystery: School of Seven Wonders") (tv), Shin Misawa /Studio Comet.
(drawn animation)

Jankenman [ジャンケンマン] ("Rocks-scissors-fistMan") (tv), Ashi.
(drawn animation)

Kikou Keisatsu Metal Jack [機甲警察メタルジャック ] ("Armored Police Metal Jack") (tv), Kou Matsuzono and Kiyoshi Egami /Sunrise.
(drawn animation)

Shizakanara Don: Yakuza Side Story [静かなるドン] ("Silent Boss: Yakuza Side Story") (oav), Hajime Kamegaki /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Shonen Ashibe [少年アシベ] ("Young Ashibe") (tv).
(drawn animation)

Sweet Spot (oav), Gisaburo Sugii /Group TAC.
(drawn animation)

Tanjo Hen [誕生篇] ("The Origin") (oav), Takeshi Hirota /SIDO.
(drawn animation)
first Sukeban Deka [スケバン刑事] ("Bad High School Girl Cop"; "Delinquent Detective") series (1991)

Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh [絶対無敵ライジンオー] ("Absolutely Unbeatable King Raijin") (tv), Sunrise.
(drawn animation)


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May
Garfield Gets A Life (tvsp), John Sparey /Film Roman.
(drawn animation)


May
Robinson & Cie (f), Jacques Colombat /Brizzi. (France)
(drawn animation)

Joy Batchelor (director, producer, animator, writer) dies in London. (Great Britain)

May
21 Emon [21エモン] (tv), CA Doga.
(drawn animation)

Illegal Army [イリーガル・アーミー] (oav), Hiroshi Ishiodori /Artmic and Artland.
(drawn animation)
first Bubblegum Crash! [バブルガムクラッシュ!] series (1991)

Oh! My Kosobu [OH!MYコンプ] (tv)/(tvss), Tetsuo Imazawa /Studio Korumi.
(drawn animation)

Tobe! Kujira no Peek [とべ!くじらのピーク] ("Fly! Peek the Whale"; "Peek the Baby Whale") (f), Koji Morimoto /Kujira Production Committee
(drawn animation)


June
Liquid Television (tv), MTV.
(drawn animation)
various short subjects from different studios

Aeon Flux (tvss), Peter Chung /(Colossal) Pictures.
(drawn animation)
first Aeon Flux cartoon on Liquid Television


June
Victor & Hugo: Bunglers in Crime (tv), Cosgrove-Hall. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

June
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia Gekijou You Original Han: Fuzzy no Himitsu ("Nadia of the Mysteries Seas Theater Original Version: The Secret of Fuzzy") (f), Masa Aono /Group Tac (Gainax).
(drawn animation)

Reporter Blues [レポーターブルース] (tv), TMS and Studio Pagot. (Japan/Italy)
(drawn animation)

Seiden RG Veda [1] [聖伝-RG Veda] ("Holy Scripture RG Veda"; "RG Veda") (oav), Hiroyuki Ebata /Animate Film.
(drawn animation)
series (1991-1992)


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July
Rover Dangerfield (f), Jim George and Bob Seeley /Hyperion.
(drawn animation)


July
Lucky Luke (tv), Morris and Philippe Landrot /Darguad (Take One). (France)
(drawn animation)

July
Dragon Ball Z: Tobikkiri no Saikyo Tai Saikyo [ドラゴンボールZ とびっきりの最強対最強] ("Dragon Ball Z: The Best of the Strongest Vs. the Strongest"; "Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge") (f), Minoru Okazaki and Mitsuo Hashimoto /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Ganba no Boken ("Ganba's Adventure") (f), Osamu Dezaki /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Omohide Poro Poro ("Only Yesterday") (f), Isao Takahata /Ghibli.
(drawn animation)

Oniisama E ... [おにいさまへ...] ("Dear Brother") (tv), Osamu Dezaki /Tezuka Pro.
(drawn animation)

Tanoshi Sansu [たのしい算数] ("Fun Arithmetic") (tvss), NED Anime.
(drawn animation)

Tensei no Cho ("Reincarnation Chapter" or "Transmigration") (oav), Daisuke Nishio /Tabac and Toei.
(drawn animation)
first 3 x 3 Eyes ("Sazan Eyes") series (1991-1992)

Ziggy the Movie: Soreyuke! R & R Band ("Ziggy the Movie: Let's Go! R & R Band") (oav), Deen.
(drawn animation)


August
Doug (tv)/(tvss), Curtis Crawford /Jumbo Pictures and Ellipse Animation (HanHo Studios (South Korea)). (United States/France)
(drawn animation)
(1991-1994)

The Ren & Stimpy Show (tv)/(tvss), John Kricfalusi /Spumco.
(drawn animation)
(1991-1996)


The Ren & Stimpy Show imageThe Ren & Stimpy Show
The Rugrats (tv)/(tvss), Klasky-Csupo.
(drawn animation)
(1991-1994, 1997-2004)

The Rugrats imageThe Rugrats

August
Kekko Kamen [1] [けっこう仮面] ("Masked Lucky Person") (oav), Nobuhiro Kondo /Studio Signal.
(drawn animation)
series 1991-1992

Lupin Sansei Napoleon no Jishou o Ubae [ルパン三世『ナポレオンの辞書を奪え] ("Lupin III: Chase Napoleon's Dictionary") (tvsp), Osamu Dezaki /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Nagusamete Ageru [なぐさめて・げる] ("I'll Comfort You") (oav), Mizuho Nishikubo /I.G. Tatsunoko.
(drawn animation)
first Denei Shojo Ai [電影少女] ("Video Girl Ai") series (1991-1992)

Licca-chan Fushigi Na Mahou no Ring [リカちゃん ふしぎな魔法のリング] ("Licca-chan and Her Amazing Magic Ring") (oav), Fumiko Ishii /Asahi Ado.
(drawn animation)

Ningyo no Mori [人魚の森] ("Mermaid's Forest") (oav), Takuya Mizutani /Pierrot.
(drawn animation)

Tanjo Hen [誕生編] ("Birth Chapter") (oav), Masami Obari /AIC.
(drawn animation)
first Detonator Orgun [デトネイター・オーガン] series (1991-1992)

Silent Moebius [サイレントメビウス] ("Silent Mobius The Motion Picture") (sf), Michitaka Kikuchi /AIC.
(drawn animation)


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September
Back to the Future (tv), Universal Cartoon.
(drawn animation, some live action)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures (tv), DIC Entertainment.
(drawn animation)

Darkwing Duck (tv), Disney.
(drawn animation)

Hammerman (tv), DIC Entertainment.
(drawn animation)

James Bond Jr. (tv), Murikami-Wolf-Swenson.
(drawn animation)

The Knight Travellers (oav), Ken C. Johnson and Mike Joens /Joens.
(drawn animation)
first Adventures in Odyssey series (1991-1994)

The Legend of Prince Valiant (tv), Hearst Animation.
(drawn animation)

Little Shop (tv), Marvel.
(drawn animation)

Mother Goose and Grimm (tv), Film Roman.
(drawn animation)

Pirates of Dark Water (tv), Hanna-Barbera.
(drawn animation)

Prostars (tv), DIC Entertainment.
(drawn animation)

Spacecats (tv), Marvel.
(drawn animation)

Taz-Mania (tv), Warner Bros. Television.
(drawn animation)

Where's Waldo? (tv), DIC Entertainment.
(drawn animation)

Wish Kids Starring Macaulay Culkin (tv), DIC Entertainment.
(drawn animation)

First Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation shown in La Jolla, California.
The festival was an anthology of short films by various creators. It was later shown in other venues and released to home video.


September
Draculito, Mon Saigneur // Draculie - Der gruftstarke Vampir ("Little Dracula") (tv), Hahnfilm. (France/Germany)
(drawn animation)

Robin des bois junior // Young Robin Hood (tv), Christophe Izard and Peter Landecker /France Animation, Cinar, Hanna-Barbera. (France/Canada/United States)
(drawn animation)

Spider (tvss), Hibbert Ralph. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

September
Gall Force: Shin Seiki Hen [1] ("Gall Force: New Century" or "Gall Force: New Era") (oav), Katsuhito Akiyama /Artmic and AIC.
(drawn animation)
series 1991-1992

Mito Hen ("Evil City"; "The Haunting of Tokyo") (oav), Kazuhiko Katayama /Madhouse.
(drawn animation)
first Teito Monagatari ("Imperial City Story"; "Doomed Megalopolis") series (1991-1992)

Roujin Z [老人Z] ("Old Man Z") (oav), Hiroyuki Kitakubo /APPP.
(drawn animation)

Yoroshiku Prelude [よろしくプレリュード] ("Introduction Prelude") (oav), Hiro Aoyama /TMS.
(drawn animation)
first Ozanari Dungeon Kaze no Tho [おざなりダンジョン 風の塔] ("Perfunctory Dungeon Tower of Wind") series

September
The Magic Riddle (f), Yoram Gross /Yoram Gross. (Australia)
(drawn animation)

October
Christopher Columbus (oav)/(edu), Richard Rich /Rich Animation.
(drawn animation)
first Animated Hero Classics series (1991-1996)

Claymation Comedy of Horrors (tvsp), Barry Bruce /Vinton.
(clay animation)

The Emperor's New Clothes (tvsp), Michael Sporn /Sporn.
(drawn animation)

X-Men (tv), Graz Entertainment.
(drawn animation)


October
Beertje Sebastiaan: De geheime Opdracht ("Sebastian Star Bear: First Mission") (f), Frank Fehmers. (Netherlands)
(drawn animation)

Il était une fois ... les Ameriques ("Once Upon A Time ... The Americas") (tv)/(edu), Albert Barillé /Procidis. (France)
(drawn animation)

October
Chie-chan Funsenki Jarinko Chie [チエちゃん奮戦記 じゃりン子チエ] (tv), Yokota Kazuyoshi /TMS.
(drawn animation)

Dragon Quest Dai no Bouken [ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険] ("Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai") (tv), Toei.
(drawn animation)

Genji Tsuushin Agedama [ゲンジ通信あげだま] ("Story from Genji Agedama") (tv), Masato Namiki /Studio Gallop.
(drawn animation)

Hono no Tokyuji Dodge Danpei [炎の闘球児ドッジ弾平] ("Fighting Dodgeball Boy Dodge Danpei") (tv), Animation 21.
(drawn animation)

Kinnikuman Kinnikusei Oi Soudatsuhen [キン肉マン キン肉星王位争奪編] ("Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Throne") (tv), Takeshi Shirado and Atsutoshi Umezawa /Toei.
(drawn animation)

Mahou no Princess Minky Momo ("Magical Princess Minky Momo") (tv), Kunihiko Yuyama /Ashi Production.
(drawn animation)

Moero! Top Striker [燃えろ! トップストライカー] ("Burn! Top Striker") (tv), Ryo Yasumura /Nippon Animation.
(drawn animation)

Ore wa Chokkaku [おれは直角] ("I Am Chokkaku") (tv), Pierrot.
(drawn animation)

Tanoshi Moomin Ikka Boken Nikki [楽しいムーミン一家 冒険日記] (tv), Takeyuki Kanda /Telescreen.
(drawn animation)

Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi [横山光輝 三国志] ("Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Romance of the Three Kingdoms") (tv).
(drawn animation)


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November
Aliens First Christmas (tvsp), Russ Harris and Jerry Reynolds /Perennial.
(drawn animation)

Beauty and the Beast (f), Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise /Disney.
(drawn animation, some cgi animation)
Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score
Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song ("Beauty and the Beast")


Beauty and the Beast imageBeauty and the Beast
Ira Sleeps over (tvsp), Michael Sporn /Sporn Animation.
(drawn animation)

Jazztime Tale (tvsp), Michael Sporn /Sporn Animation.
(drawn animation)

The Soulmates--The Gift Of Light (tvsp), Chris Schouten /Soulmates Productions.
(drawn animation)

Harry Smith (Harry Everett Smith) (director, animator, writer) dies in New York, New York.


November
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (f), Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells /Amblimation. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Les Jumeaux du Bout du Monde (tv), C&D. (France)
(drawn animation)

November
Maju Senshi Luna Varga [魔獣戦士ルナ・ヴァルガー] ("Demon Beast Soldier Luna Varga") (oav), Shigenori Kageyama /AIC.
(drawn animation)

Marude Dameo [丸出だめ夫] ("Dameo, The Boy of Total Failure") (tv), Akira Shigino /Studio Pierrot.
(drawn animation)

Nanji no Nichijo o Aiseyo [汝の日常を愛せよ] ("Love Your Life") (oav), Tomomichi Mochizuki /Studio Pierrot.
(drawn animation)
first Koko wa Greenwood [ここはグリーン・ウッド] ("Here Is Greenwood") series (1991-1993)

Ranma 1/2: Chûgoku Nekonron Daikessen! Okite Yaburi no Gekitô Hen [らんま1/2 中国寝崑崙大決戦! 掟破りの激闘編] ("Ranma 1/2 The Movie: Big Trouble in Nekonron China") (f), Shuji Iuchi /Deen.
(drawn animation)

Ultraman Kids no Haha wo Tazunete 3000 Man Kounen [ウルトラマンキッズ 母をたずねて3000万光年] ("Ultraman Kids Looking for Mama for 30,000,000 Light Years") (tv), Mitsuo Kusakabe /Trans Arts.
(drawn animation)

Urusei Yatsura: Itsudatte My Darling ("Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling") (f), Katsuhisa Yamada /Kitty.
(drawn animation)

Watashi to Watashi Futari no Lotte [わたしとわたし~ふたりのロッテ] (tv), Kenji Kodama /TMS.
(drawn animation)


December
G.I. Joe: The Greatest Evil (tvsp), DIC Entertainment.
(drawn animation)

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat (tvsp), C.W. Rogers /Rabbit Ears.
(drawn animation)

Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (tvsp), Rick Reinert /Landmark.
(drawn animation)

Winnie the Pooh and Christmas, Too (tvsp), Ken Kessel /Disney.
(drawn animation)

A Wish for Wings that Work (tvsp), Skip Jones /Universal Cartoon.
(drawn animation)

The Wish That Changed Christmas (tvsp), Catherine Margerin and Greg Hill /(Colossal).
(drawn animation)

December
The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas (tvsp), Cambium. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

Johann's Gift To Christmas (tvsp), O'B & D. (Canada)
(clay animation and live action)

Tooth Fairy, Where Are You? (tvsp), Lacewood. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

December
Les Aventures de la Famille Glady ("The Adventures of the Glady Family") (tv), IDDH. (France)
(drawn animation)

La Compète (tv), Pixibox. (France)
(drawn animation)

Father Christmas (tvsp), Diane Jackson and Dave Unwin /T.V.C. London. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

The Lighthouse (tvsp), Really Animated. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

December
Arslan Senki ("Arslan Battles"; "The Heroic Legend of Arislan") (f), Mamoru Hamatsu /Animate Film.
(drawn animation)

U-jin Brand [遊人ブランド] (oav), Osamu Sekita /Animate Film.
(drawn animation)


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Upside Down (ss), Faith Hubley /Hubley.
(drawn animation)

Jumbo Pictures studio founded by Jim Jinkins and David Campbell.

Hanna-Barbera bought by Turner Broadcasting System.

Mike Young Productions founded in Los Angeles by Mike Young and Liz Young.

Rough Draft Studios founded by Greg and Nikki Vanza.

no date
The Balgonie Birdman (ss), Brian Duchscherer /NFB. (Canada)
(model animation)

Blackfly (ss), Christopher Hinton /NFB. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

C.L.Y.D.E. (tv), CINAR and France Animation. (Canada/France)
(drawn animation)

Los Escondites del sol ("Hideaways of the Sun") (sf), Walter Tournier /Imagenes. (Uruguay)
(drawn animation, part live action)

Little Flying Bears // Mali leteci medvjedici (tv), CineGroupe and Zagreb Film. (Canada/Croatia)
(drawn animation)

Pequeño descuido ("A Bit of Carelessness") (tvss), Pepe Infantozzi /Imagenes and Kurmi Films. (Uruguay)
(drawn animation)
one of the Madre Tierra series

Strings (ss), Wendy Tilby /NFB. (Canada)
(drawn animation)

Two Sisters (ss), Caroline Leaf /NFB. (Canada)
(direct-on-film animation)

Urbanoides ("Urbanoids") (tvss), TV Cultura. (Brazil)
(clay animation)

no date
Anytime Stories (tvss), King Rollo. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Aventures de Tintin // The Adventures of Tintin (tv), Ellipse and Nelvana. (France/Canada)
(drawn animation)

Brer Rabbit Tales (tv), Emerald City Productions. (Ireland)
(drawn animation)

Fiddley Foodle Bird (tvss), Tony Garth /H.A.P.P.Y. (Whizzline). (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Fireman Sam: Snow Business (tvsp), Bumper Films. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

Joshua Jones (tvss), Bumper Films. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

The Junglies (tvss), Flicks Film. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

The Little Engine That Could (oav), Dave Edwards /Dave Edwards Studio. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Les magilletres (tvss), David Cid and Baltasar Pedrosa /Cromosoma. (Spain)
(drawn animation)

Manipulation (ss), David Greaves /Tandem Film. (Great Britain)
(some drawn animation, some model animation)
Academy Award: Best Short Subjects, Animation

Manipulation imageManipulation

Manu (tvss), HZ Animation.
(drawn animation)

A Maravilhosa Expedição da Ilha Encantada (tv), Animanostra. (Portugal)
(drawn animation)

Orville and Cuddles (tvss), Maxwell. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Le Prince et la sirène ("Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid Fantasy") (tv), Saban International.
(drawn animation)

Reci, Reci, Reci ("Words, Words, Words") (ss), Michaela Pavlatova. (Czechoslovakia)
(drawn animation)

The Sandman (ss), Paul Berry, Ian Mackinnon, and, Colm Batty. (Great Britain)
(model animation)

Soupe-Opera (tvss), Frederic Clemencon and Christophe Barrier /Marlou Films. (France)
(model animation)

La Souris de Père Noël ("Santa and the Tooth Fairies") (tvsp), Vincent Monluc /La Fabrique. (France)
(drawn animation)

"Tales of a Wise King" (tvss), Rony Oren Enterprises. (Israel)
(clay animation)

Toucan 'Tecs (tv)/(tvss), Cartwn Cymru. (Great Britain)
(drawn animation)

Volere Volare ("I Want to Fly") (f), Maurizio Nichetti and Guido Manuli /Quick Sand (animation). (Italy)
(live action, some drawn animation)

Argus International Film Studio founded. (Russia)

Django Studios founded. (Netherlands)

Millimages founded in Paris by Roch Lener. (France)

Pilot Studio founded by Alexander Tatarsky. (Russia)

Vilanima Studio founded by Valentas Askinis and Antanas Abromaitis in Vilnius. (Lithuania)

no date
Anikoku no Judge ("Darkness Judge"; "Judge") (oav), Hiroshi Negishi /Animate Film.
(drawn animation)

Capricorn (oav), Takashi Imanishi /Aubec.
(drawn animation)

Esper Zenon (oav), Yuji Moriyama /Studio Fantasia.
(drawn animation)

"First Strike" (oav), Masahisa Ishida /Daiei.
(drawn animation)
first Maku Senjo ("Dark Warrior") series

"The Four Brothers Under Fire" or "The Dragon Prophecy" (oav), Shigeru Ueda and Yoshihiro Yamaguchi /Kitty Film and Mitaka Studio.
(drawn animation)
first Soryuden ("Dragon Kings Legend") series

Fuya no Sho ("Sealed Valley Chapter") (oav), Ryosuke Takahashi /Deen.
(drawn animation)
first Eiyu Yoroiden Mosaica ("Legendary Armoured Hero Mosaica") series

Genma ("Illusion") (oav), Takao Koyama and Masanori Nishii /Tatsunoko Pro and Sotsu Picture.
(drawn animation)
first Tenku Senki Shurato Souse Eno Anto ("Heaven Space War Shurato: Fight to the Genesis") series

Iharu Saikaku: Koshoku Ichidai Otoko ("The Sensualist") (f), Yuko Abe /Groupler Production.
(drawn animation)

Inferious Wakusei Senshi Gaiden Condition Green 1 ("Inferious Planet War History: Condition Green") (oav), Shigeyasu Yamauchi /Hero Communications.
(drawn animation)

Izumo Part 1 (oav), Eiichi Yamamoto /Kove.
(drawn animation)

Kyofu Shinbun [1] ("The Frightful News") (oav), Takashi Anno /Studio Pierrot.
(drawn animation)

Monkey Punch no Sekai: Harris ("Monkey Punch World: Harris") (oav), Takahashi Studio.
(drawn animation)

Slow Step [1] [スローステップ] (oav), Kunihiko Yuyama /Pastel.
(drawn animation)
series 1991

"Synchronization" (ss), Mitsuhiro Haraguchi.
(drawn animation)

no date
"The Cage" (ss), Mayan Subra /Animata Productions. (Singapore)
(drawn animation)

Union Street (ss), Wendy Chandler. (Australia)
(drawn animation)

Wang Shuchen (September 4, 1931-1991) (director, animator, writer, producer) dies. (China)

Colorland Animation founded by Sek Siu Ming. (Hong Kong)

Colorland Animation founds its primary studio in Shenzhen. (China)

DongWoo Animation founded by Kim Young Doo in Seoul. (South Korea)


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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