Small Animation Studios of the 1920s-1940s

Events

Bray Productions

December 1914 - 1927

Cel Animation Process Patented

Approx. December 1914

Invented by Earl Hurd and John Bray

Rotoscope Technique Invented

1915

Bray Productions Reorganization

January 1920

Aesop's Fables Studio

1920 - 1929

Van Beuren forms this with Paul Terry

Steamboat Willie Releases

November 1928

Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney

Van Beuren Studios

1929 - 1936

Iwerks Studio

1930 - 1936

Grey Pictures

1930 - 1931

Disney Exclusivity deal with Technicolor

May 1932 - 1934

Multiplane Camera Invented

1933

Stereoptical Apparatus Invented

1934

Walter Lantz Studio separates from Universal

1935

Color Felix the Cat Series

1936