The year 1979 in animation involved some events.
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|Years:||1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982|
- March 21: The first episode of The Perishers is broadcast, based on Maurice Dodd's comic strip The Perishers.
- April 1–2: Bill Melendez' TV special The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe premiers.
- April 2: The first episode of Doraemon premiers. It will run uninterrupted until 2005 and then still continue after being revived later that year.
- April 7: The first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam is broadcast.
- April 9: 51st Academy Awards. Walter Lantz receives an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Special Delivery by Eunice Macauley and John Weldon wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
- April 13: Payut Ngaokrachang's The Adventure of Sudsakorn is first released, the first and only cel-animated feature film made in Thailand.
- May 10–24: At the 1979 Cannes Film Festival Raoul Servais' Harpya wins a Palme d'Or for Best Short Film.
- May 30: The Chinese animated feature Prince Nezha's Triumph Against Dragon King is first released, directed by Yan Dingxian, Wang Shuchen and Xu Jingda.
- Specific date unknown: Studio Pierrot is founded.
- Studio Hibari is founded.
- August 17: The film Monty Python's Life of Brian is first released, which features an animated opening sequence by Terry Gilliam.
- August 30: Tim Burton's pencil-animated Stalk of the Celery Monster premiers.
- September 22:
- The animated TV series Casper and the Angels debuts on NBC and will run until 1980. It combines Casper the Friendly Ghost with animated versions of the cast of the TV series Charlie's Angels.
- Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo debuts on ABC and will run until 1980. It marks the debut of the character Scrappy-Doo.
- September 28: Chuck Jones releases the anthology film The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie.
- Specific date unknown: Eugene Fedorenko's Every Child premiers.
- October 1: The first episode of Doctor Snuggles airs.
- October 10: The first episode of The Rose of Versailles (also known as Lady Oscar) is broadcast.
- December 19: Don Bluth's Banjo the Woodpile Cat is released, his first production after leaving Walt Disney Productions.
- December 21: Frank Zappa releases his concert film Baby Snakes, which contains stop-motion animated sequences by Bruce Bickford.
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- The first episode of Amigo and Friends premiers.
- Kaj Pindal's animated short Caninabis premiers.
- Pavel Bazhov's The Fire-Fairy premiers.
- Len Lye's Free Radicals premiers.
- Vladimir Samsonov's Very Blue Beard premiers.
- Richard Condie's Getting Started premiers.
- The first episode of Alfie Atkins is broadcast.
- Charlex is founded.
- Pixar is founded as the Graphics Group. It will be renamed Pixar in 1986.
- June 18: Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress.
- January 5: Billy Bletcher, American voice actor (voice of Pete, Big Bad Wolf, the Pincushion Man in Balloon Land, Spike the Bulldog in Tom & Jerry, Papa Bear in The Three Bears), dies at age 84.
- January 16: Ted Cassidy, American actor (voice of Lurch in The Addams Family, and The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Frankenstein Jr. in Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles, Brainiac and Black Manta in Challenge of the Superfriends, Galactus in Fantastic Four, The Thing in The New Fantastic Four), dies at age 46.
- February 13: Yuri Merkulov, Russian animator and animated film director (Bratishkin's Adventures), passes away at age 77.
- February 15: George Dunning, Canadian animator and film director (The Beatles, Yellow Submarine), dies at age 58.
- April 1: Barbara Luddy, American actress (voice of Lady in Lady and the Tramp, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Kanga in Winnie the Pooh), dies at age 70.
- April 29: Hardie Gramatky, American novelist, comics artist and animator (Walt Disney Animation Studios), dies at age 72.
- June 25: Dave Fleischer, American animator, film producer and director (Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, Let's All Go to the Lobby), dies of a stroke at age 84.
- October 30: Oscar Conti, aka Oski, Argentine cartoonist, caricaturist, animator and comics artist (The First Foundation of Buenos Aires), dies at age 65.
- November 21: Paul Wexler, American actor (voice of car mechanic in 101 Dalmatians), dies at age 50.
- November 30: Dick Huemer, American animator (Disney Studios) and comics writer, passes away at age 81.
- December 27: Nikolai Khodataev, Russian animated film director and animator (worked on Aelita, Interplanetary Revolution, China in Flames, The Samoyed Boy, The Little Organ), passes away at age 87.
Specific date unknownEdit
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- DataBase, The Big Cartoon. "The Perishers Episode Guide -FilmFair". Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB). Retrieved May 20, 2020.
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- "35th Anniversary of Nezha Conquers the Dragon King". www.google.com. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
- Canby, Vincent (Aug 17, 1979). "Film: 'Monty Python's Life of Brian':Gospel of Lunacy". Retrieved May 20, 2020 – via NYTimes.com.
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- "Every Child (1979) - Eugène Fedorenko | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie". Retrieved May 20, 2020 – via www.allmovie.com.
- DataBase, The Big Cartoon. "Doctor Snuggles (Dr. Snuggles) Episode Guide -Polyscope -Alternate: Dr. Snuggles". Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB). Retrieved May 20, 2020.
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