1962 in animation
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|Years in animation:||1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965|
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|Years:||1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965|
Events in 1962 in animation.
- April 9: 34th Academy Awards: Surogat by Dušan Vukotić wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. 
- September 3: The first episode of Wally Gator is broadcast. 
- September 21: Karel Zeman's The Fabulous Baron Munchausen is first released. 
- September 23: The first episode of The Jetsons is broadcast. 
- Specific date unknown: Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott and Hal Sutherland co-found the animation studio Filmation. 
- October 19: Tatsuo Yoshida, Kenji Yoshida and Ippei Kuri establish Tatsunoko Productions.  Tatsunoko's headquarters are in Musashino, Tokyo. 
- October 28: The first episode of Fireball XL5 is broadcast. 
- December 1: Carmen Get It!, the final Tom & Jerry cartoon by Gene Deitch, premiers. 
- December 17: Abe Levitow's Gay Purr-ee premiers. 
- December 18: Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol first airs on television. It will become a holiday season classic. 
Specific date unknown
- Nippon Animation is founded.
- Vera Tsekhanovskaya and Mikhail Tsekhanovsky's The Wild Swans premiers.
- June 11: Toshihiko Seki, Japanese voice actor
- July 13: Tom Kenny, American voice actor and comedian (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants in SpongeBob SquarePants)
- August 27: Vic Mignogna, American voice actor (American voice-over for Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist)
- October 17: Mike Judge, Ecuadorian-American animator and voice actor (Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill)
- February 6: Roy Atwell, American actor (voice of Doc in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), dies at age 83.
- February 17: Joseph Kearns, American actor (voice of the Doorknob in Alice in Wonderland), dies at age 55.
- February 22: Anson Dyer, British director and animator (The Story of the Flag, Sam and His Musket), dies at age 86. 
- February 24: Pete Peterson, American animator (assistant of Willis H. O'Brien), dies at age 49. 
- April 21: Bob Wickersham, American animator and comics artist (Walt Disney Company, Ub Iwerks, Fleischer Studios, Terrytoons, Warner Brothers Animation), dies at age 50. 
- April 24: Milt Franklyn, American composer and arranger (Warner Bros. Animation), dies at age 64.
- May 27: Gwen Williams, American actress (voice of Mary in Mr. Bug Goes to Town), dies at age 74.
- June 6: Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, American actor (the narrator in Mr. Bug Goes to Town), dies at age 63.
- June 19: Will Wright, American actor (voice of Owl in Bambi), dies at age 68.
- July 23: Victor Moore, American actor (voiced a caricature of himself in Friz Freleng's Daffy Duck short Ain't That Ducky), passes away at age 86.
- November 8: Willis H. O'Brien, American special effects maker and animator (The Lost World, King Kong, Mighty Joe Young), dies at age 76.
- "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "Nejnavštěvovanější české filmy historie". KINOMANIAK (in Czech). Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "Television: The New Season". Time. October 12, 1962. Archived from the original on March 6, 2007. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
- Scheimer, Lou; Mangels, Andy (2012), Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation, Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing, pp. 37–48, ISBN 978-1-60549-044-1
- Jorge Khoury (2008-05-11). "GATCHAMAN! The story of Tatsuo Yoshida and his greatest creation". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
- Macias, Patrick (2008-07-03). "'Speed Racer': drawing on an anime legend". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
- Smolen, Philip (January 1, 2010). "Pete Peterson – Stop Motion's Forgotten Man". Rogue Cinema. Retrieved January 20, 2012.