1989 in animation
Events in 1989 in animation.
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- March 4: The first episode of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is broadcast.
- March 28: The first episode of Babar is broadcast.
- March 29: 61st Academy Awards:
- Tin Toy by John Lasseter and William Reeves wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
- Richard Williams receives a Special Achievement Academy Award for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The same film also wins the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, Academy Award for Best Film Editing and Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
- April 3:
- April 26: The first episode of Dragon Ball Z is broadcast.
- June 4: The first episode of McGee and Me! is released to video.
- June 23: The Roger Rabbit short Tummy Trouble is releases in theaters.
- September 9:
- September 14: The first episode of Penny Crayon is broadcast.
- September 22: Mike Jittlov's The Wizard of Speed and Time premiers.
- September 24: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is added to the National Film Registry.
- November 4: Nick Park's A Grand Day Out premiers, which marks the debut of Wallace and Gromit.
- November 14: The Little Mermaid , directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by the Walt Disney Company, premiers.
- November 16: The Hungarian film Willy the Sparrow premiers.
- November 17: Don Bluth's All Dogs Go to Heaven premiers.
- December 17: The Simpsons Christmas special episode Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire is first broadcast. This is the first 20 minute episode of the series and launches their first season. It also marks the debuts of Seymour Skinner, Milhouse, Moe Szyslak, Mr. Burns, Barney Gumble, Patty and Selma, Ned Flanders, Todd Flanders, Santa's Little Helper, Snowball II, Dewey Largo, Sherri and Terri and Lewis.
- December 25: The film The BFG is first released. It's Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall's first and only animated feature film.
Specific date unknownEdit
Television series debutsEdit
|January 31||The Further Adventures of SuperTed||Syndication||1989|
|March 4||Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers||The Disney Channel, Syndication||1989–90|
|June 4||McGee and Me!||Syndication||1989–95|
|September 2||G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1989)||1989–92|
|September 4||The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!||1989|
|September 8||The Legend of Zelda|
|September 9||Captain N: The Game Master||NBC||1989–91|
|The Karate Kid||1989|
|September 16||The California Raisin Show||CBS||1989|
|Dink, the Little Dinosaur||1989–90|
|Rude Dog and the Dweebs||1989|
|Camp Candy||NBC, Syndication||1989–92|
|December 2||Paddington Bear||Syndication||1989–90|
|December 17||The Simpsons||Fox||1989–present|
|Unknown||X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men||Syndication||1989|
Television series endingsEdit
- January 3: Errol Le Cain, British children's book illustrator and animator (worked for Richard Williams), dies at age 47.
- February 9: Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist and animator (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, Phoenix, Princess Knight, Unico, Message to Adolf, The Amazing 3, Buddha), dies at age 60.
- March 6: Harry Andrews, British actor (General Woundwort in Watership Down), dies at age 77.
- March 9: Fred Mogubgub, American painter and animator, dies at age 61 of bone cancer.
- March 30: Mike Sekowsky, American comics artist, writer and animator (Hanna-Barbera), dies at age 65.
- April 5: Karel Zeman, Czech film director, animator and animation producer (Mr. Prokouk, The Fabulous World of Jules Verne), dies at age 78.
- April 9: Carl Wessler, American comics artist, animator and writer (Fleischer Studios), dies at age 75
- April 24: Clyde Geronimi, Italian-American animation director (Walt Disney Company), dies at age 87.
- April 27: William Arthur Smith, American animation writer, comics artist and illustrator (worked for Walter Lantz), dies at age 71.
- May 20: Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (various voices in Animalympics), dies at age 42 from ovarian cancer.
- June 1: Emery Hawkins, American animator (Walt Disney Company, Screen Gems, Walter Lantz, Warner Bros. Animation, MGM, UPA, dies at age 77.
- July 2: Ben Wright, British actor (voice of Roger Radcliff in 101 Dalmatians, Rama in Jungle Book and Grimsby in The Little Mermaid), dies at age 74.
- July 3: Jim Backus, American voice actor (voice of Mr. Magoo), dies at age 76.
- July 4: Camilla Mickwitz, Finnish animator, children's book writer and illustrator (Jason), passes away at age 54.
- July 9: Lillian Friedman Astor, American animator (Fleischer Brothers), dies at age 77.
- July 10: Mel Blanc, American voice actor (voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester the Cat, Marvin Martian, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Looney Tunes, Pepe LePew, Foghorn Leghorn in Looney Tunes, original voice of Woody Woodpecker, voice of Barney Rubble in The Flintstones), dies at age 81.
- July 29: Rudy Zamora, Mexican-American animator and animation director (Jay Ward Productions, Hanna-Barbera), dies at age 79.
- August 4: Paul Murry, American animator, comics artist and writer (Walt Disney Company), passes away at age 77.
- August 27: Bill Shirley, American actor and singer (voice of Prince Phillip in Sleeping Beauty), dies at age 68.
- October 4: Graham Chapman, British actor and comedian (occasional voices in Terry Gilliam's animated shorts in Monty Python's Flying Circus and the film spin-offs), dies at age 48 from cancer.
- October 12: Jay Ward, American animator and producer (Crusader Rabbit, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Peabody and Sherman, Hoppity Hooper, George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, Super Chicken), passes away at age 69.
- October 21: Jean Image, Hungarian-French animator and film director (Johnny the Giant Killer, Kiri le Clown, Joe), dies at age 79.
- November 17: Billy Lee, American actor (voice of the boy in The Reluctant Dragon), dies at age 60.
- November 22: Gerry Chiniquy, American animator and animated film director (Warner Bros. Animation, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises), dies at age 77.
- November 28: Ion Popescu-Gopo, Romanian graphic artist, animator and animated film director (Scurtă Istorie, The White Moor, Gopo's Little Man), passes away at age 66.
Specific date unknownEdit
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- Klaark (2 March 2009). "Ciné si / Princes et princesses". Planète jeunesse. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
- "Mike Jittlov's WizWorld!". www.wizworld.com. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Registry lets neglected 'Sunrise' shine in spotlight at last, fan says". The Deseret News. 1989-09-24. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
- "Complete National Film Registry Listing | Film Registry | National Film Preservation Board | Programs at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Simpsons Roasting on and Open Fire". The Simpsons.com. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- "The BFG". Retrieved May 29, 2020 – via www.imdb.com.
- "Meat Love". Retrieved May 29, 2020 – via www.imdb.com.
- Obituary tribute by Phyllis Hunt in Books for Keeps Issue 55
- "Osamu Tezuka". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Harry Andrews". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Fred Mogubgub, 61, Film and TV Animator". Mar 11, 1989. Retrieved May 29, 2020 – via NYTimes.com.
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- "Karel Zeman: Animated fantasy in the Czech cinema". The Times. 10 April 1989. p. 16.
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- "Clyde Geronimi, 87, An Animator at Disney". Apr 30, 1989. Retrieved May 29, 2020 – via NYTimes.com.
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- "Gilda Radner". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Emery Hawkins". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Ben Wright". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- Collins, Glenn (July 4, 1989). "Jim Backus, 76, Character Actor Best Known as Mr. Magoo, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
- Aarnio, Ansa (9 October 2015). "Mickwitz, Camilla (1937 - 1989)" ((subscription required)). Biografiakeskus (in Finnish). Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- Who's Who in Animated Cartoons: An International Guide to Film & Television's Award-Winning and Legendary Animators, by Jeff Lenburg, pp. 95–97
- Harmetz, Aljean (November 27, 1988). "Mel Blanc: His Voice Is His Fortune". Sun-Sentinel. Tribune Company. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
- "Rudy Zamora". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Paul Murry". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Bill Shirley". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- McCabe, Bob (2005). The Life of Graham, The authorised biography of Graham Chapman. London: Orion Books. ISBN 978-0-752-85773-2.
- Folkart, Burt A. (October 13, 1989). "Jay Ward Dies; He Created Rocky, Bullwinkle for TV". Los Angeles Times.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20030520024424/http://agenda.liternet.ro/ionpopescugopo.php Ion Popescu-Gopo in agenda.liternet.ro (Romanian)
- Grossey, Ronald (2013-12-20). Bob de Moor: De klare lijn en de golven; een biografie. ISBN 9789460012433.
- "George Wheeler". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 29, 2020.