North and South America
North and South America
History of Argentinian animation
- World’s first two feature-length animated films and first film with sound by Quirino Cristiani;Quirio Cristiani’s page (Spanish)
History of Canadian animation
- Early Work
- Contributions of the National Film Board of Canada‘s animation department
- Early commercial productions
- Contributions of Canadian voice actor recordings
- The 1980s- rise of the major indigenous industry
- Beginning of industrial production of animated cartoon.
Because the history of Hollywood animation as an art form has undergone many changes in its hundred-year history, Wikipedia presents four separate chapters in the development of its animation:
- The beginnings of theatrical, the earliest animated cartoons in the era of silent film, ranging from the works of Winsor McCay through Koko the Clown and Felix the Cat
- The Bray Studios was the first and foremost cartoon studio, housed in New York City. Many aspiring cartoonists started their careers at Bray, including Paul Terry of “Mighty Mouse” fame, Max Fleischer of “Betty Boop” fame, as well as Walter Lantz of “Woody Woodpecker” fame. The cartoon studio operated from circa 1915 until 1928. Some of the first cartoon stars from the Bray studios were Farmer Alfalfa (by Paul Terry) and Bobby Bumps (by Earl Hurd).
- Max and Dave Fleischer formed their own studio Fleischer Studios, and created the Koko the Clown, Out of the Inkwell, and Sound Car-Tunes series.
- The dominance of Walt Disney throughout the 1930s
- The rise of Warner Bros. and MGM
- The Fleischer Studios creation of Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons
- The departure from realism, and UPA
- The emergence of TV animated series from Hanna-Barbera Productions
- The decline of theatrical cartoons and feature films
- Saturday morning cartoons
- The attempts at reviving animated features through the 1960s
- The rise of adult animation in the early 1970s
- The onslaught of commercial cartoons in the 1980s
- Modern animation of the United States (1980s through present)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the return of Disney
- Steven Spielberg‘s collaborations with Warner Bros.
- A flood of newer, bolder animation studios
- The Simpsons marks the resurgence of adult-oriented animation.
- The mainstream popularization of anime
- The rise of computer animation
- Nickelodeon‘s SpongeBob SquarePants becomes popular with children and adult audiences.
- The decline of Saturday morning cartoons, the rise of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network
- In 2005, Disney closes all facilities for hand-drawn traditional animation, concentrating on computer animation for their feature films
- Cartoon Network’s late-night animation block Adult Swim becomes immensely popular and leads to a resurgence in short, adult animation.
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