1948 | 70 Years Ago
Jay Ward Productions opens on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. Kenzou Masaoka and Zenjiro Yamamoto found Japan Animated Films, the precursor of Toei Animation. Musical anthology Melody Time is Disney’s 10th feature. MGM’s The Little Orphan (dir. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera) gets an early release, qualifying for and winning the 1949 Oscar. Sylvester speaks for the first time in Friz Freleng’s I Taw a Putty Tat. An unnamed Marvin the Martian debuts in Chuck Jones’ Haredevil Hare.