Kenzō Masaoka (政岡 憲三, Masaoka Kenzō, October 5, 1898 - November 23, 1988) was an early anime creator. Masaoka was born in Osaka, Japan and died in Tokyo, Japan.
Masaoka was the first to use cel animation and recorded sound in anime. He worked at a number of companies as an animator and actor, and was one of the founders of what became Toei Animation. His work as a special effects artist earned him the title "Japanese Méliès."He also did work under the pseudonym Donbei Masaoka (正岡 どんべい, Masaoka Donbei).
Famous animators who worked under him include Mitsuyo Seo and Yasuji Mori.
The Roots of Japanese Anime Until the End of WWII: 1930-1942 (2008)
Tora-chan's Clang Clang Bug (1950)
Torachan and the Bride (1948)
Little Tora, The Abandoned Cat (1947)
Cherry Blossom: Spring Fantasy (1946)
The Spider and the Tulip (1943)
Benkei vs. Ushiwaka (1939)
Monkey and Crabs (1939)
The Sparrows' Lodge (1936)
Ta-chan's Underwater Adventure (1935)
The Dance of the Chagamas (1935)
Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka (1933)
The 26 Martyrs of Japan (1931)
Nonsense Story, Vol.1: Monkey Island (1931)
Sea Palace (1927)
Deathday1988-11-23 (90 years old)
Place of birthOsaka, Japan
Also known asMasaoka Kenzō, 政岡 憲三
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