Golden age of American animation  

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The golden age of American animation was a period in the history of U.S. animation that began with the advent of sound cartoons in 1928 and continued until around 1972 when theatrical animated shorts began losing to the new medium of television animation.

Many popular characters emerged from this period, including Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, Goofy, Popeye, Tom and Jerry, Porky Pig, Betty Boop, Woody Woodpecker, Droopy, Mighty Mouse, Mr. Magoo, Pink Panther, the Fox and the Crow, George and Junior, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Barney Bear, and the first animated adaptation of Superman, Casper and Little Lulu, among others.

Feature length animation also began during this period, most notably with Walt Disney's first films: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi. Also began animation on television with the first animated series from 1949 to the early 1960s.

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