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. He is probably most famous for creating the earliest anime to use cel animation and recorded sound. He worked at a number of companies as an animator and actor. His work as a special effects artist earned him the title "Japanese Méliès."
He also did work under the pseudonymDonbei Masaoka(正岡 どんべい,Masaoka Donbei?).