Chronology of Animation 1880-1889
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United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Australasia (excluding Japan)
1880 1880 1880 1880 1880
Earl Hurd (February 14, 1880-September 28, 1940) (inventor, animator, character designer, director, writer, producer) born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Amadee J. Van Beuren (July 10, 1880-November 12, 1938) (producer) born in New York, New York.

1882 1882 1882 1882 1882
Henry Van Hovenbergh (Elizabeth, New Jersey) gets a U.S. Patent (258,164) on flip books.

Ladislas Starewicz (Wladyslaw Starewicz Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Старе́вич ) (August 8, 1882-February 28, 1965) (animator, director, producer) born in Vilnius (Vilno). (Russia [Lithuania])

1883 1883 1883 1883 1883
Fred Quimby (Frederick C. Quimby) (July 31, 1883–September 16, 1965) (producer) born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Max Fleischer (July 19, 1883–September 11, 1972) (producer, inventor, director, animator) born in Vienna. (Austria-Hungary [Austria])

United States The Americas (excluding U.S.) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Australasia (excluding Japan)
1884 1884 1884 1884 1884
Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884–December 25, 1949) (producer) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lortac (Robert Collard) (November 19, 1884-April 10, 1973) (director, producer, animator) born in Cherborg, Manche. (France)

1885 1885 1885 1885 1885

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Chuzo Aoji (Aoji Chuzo 青地忠三) (June 2, 1885-October 25, 1970) (supervisor, writer) born.

1886 1886 1886 1886 1886
Willis O'Brien (Willis H. O'Brien) (animator, director, writer) born in Oakland, California.

1887 1887 1887 1887 1887
Paul Terry (Paul Houlton Terry) (February 19, 1887-October 25, 1971) (producer, director, animator) born in San Mateo, California.

Pat Sullivan (Patrick O'Sullivan) (February 2, 1887-February 15, 1933) (producer, director, animator, writer) born in Sydney, New South Wales. (Australia)

1888 1888 1888 1888 1888

Emile Reynaud demonstrates a device (later called a theatre optique) that projected animated images that were painted on long strips of celluloid. This allowed for animated films long enough to be have a story rather than just be a demonstration of a moving object. The first film that was created was called Un bon bock ("A Good Beer").

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.

Continue to 1890 Last update: September 2, 2011
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