'''''William Charles Nolan''''' or simply Bill Nolan (1894-1956) was a pioneering animator from TheSilentAgeOfAnimation and TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. He was one of the top animators of the Silent Age, capable of turning out a record 500 drawings per day--a feat only surpassed by animator UbIwerks.

Bill was important in that he was a pioneer of the rubberhose art style that defined classical animation--the origins of it began in 1924, when working on WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat with Creator/OttoMessmer, that he decided to redesign Felix into a softer, curvier design than before, to not only make it easier for animation to overlap and be smoother, but also make animation less of a burden for the workers. Thus, he is the father of RubberhoseLimbs.

Nolan also discovered that if a long background painting was slid under a character running in place, it gave the illusion of a camera {{pan}}, thus making him the inventor of the WraparoundBackground.

Mr. Nolan also did a rare instructional book on how to draw newspaper comic characters, which can be [[http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-to-draw-cartoons-old-school-way-by.html found here]], courtesy of UsefulNotes/AnimationResources.

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!List of Cartoons He Worked On:

* Tad's Indoor Sports (1918)
* Tad's Little Daffydills (1918)
* Cupid's Advice (1920)
* Apollo (1920)
* Happy Hooldini (1920)
* A Romance of '76 (1920)
* Oil (1920)
* Roll Your Own (1921)
* A Close Shave (1921)
* Hot Dogs (1921)
* The Smoke Eater (1925)
* The Flight That Failed (1925)
* Hair Raiser (1925)
* A Uke-Calamity (1925)
* Bokays and Brickbatz (1925)
* Jams & Gems (1925)
* Monkey Business (1925)
* Battling For Barleycorn (1925)
* Punctured Romance (1925)
* The Ghost Fakir (1925)
* The Sucker Game (1925)
* Back To Batching (1925)
* Double Crossed (1925)
* Scents and Nonsense (1926)
* The Feather Pushers (1926)
* Cops Suey (1926)
* Puss and Boots (1926)
* Chicken Chaser (!926)
* East Is Best (1926)
* Shore Enough (!926)
* Watery Gravy (!926)
* Cheese It (1926)
* Dots and Dashes (1926
* The Wrong Queue (1926
* Gold Struck (1926)
* Horse Play (1927)
* Busy Birds (!927)
* Sharps and Flats (1927)
* Kiss Crossed (1927)
* Fool's Errand (!927)
* Stomach Trouble (!927)
* Hire A Hall (1927
* Don Go On (1927
* Burnt Up (1927
* Night Owl (1927
* The Rug (1927)
* On The Trail (1927
* Passing the Hat (1927)
* Best Wishes (1927
* Wild Rivals (1927
* Topsy and Eva (1927
* The King of Jazz (1930): Worked on the animated segment of the film.
* The Singing Sap (1930): First work at the Creator/WalterLantz studio. An WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit short.
* The Detective (1930)
* The Fowl Ball (!930)
* The Navy (1930)
* Mexico (1930)
* Africa (1930)
* Alaska (1930)
* Mars (1930)
* China (1931)
* College (1931)
* Shipwreck (1931)
* The Farmer (1931)
* The Fireman (!931)
* Sunny South (!931)
* Country School (1931)
* The Bandmaster (1931
* Northwoods (1931
* Stone Age (1931
* The Stone Age (1931)
* Radio Rhythm (1931)
* Kentucky Belles (1931(
* Hot Feet
* The Hunter
* Wonderland
* The Hare Mail
* The Fisherman
* The Clown
* Grandma's Pet (1932)
* Mechanical Man
* Wins Out
* Beau and Arrows
* Making Good
* Let's Eat
* The Winged Horse
* Cat Nipped
* A Wet Knight
* A Jungle Jumble
* Day Nurse
* The Athlete
* The Busy Barber
* Carnival Capers
* The Under Dog
* Wild and Woolly
* Teacher's Pests
* Merry Dog (1933)
* The Plumber
* The Terrible Trobador
* The Shriek
* Going to Blazes
* Beau Best
* Nature's Workshop
* Ham and Eggs
* Pin Feathers
* Confidence
* Hot and Cold
* King Klunk
* Five and Dime
* The Zoo
* The Merry Old Soul
* Parking Space (1933)
* Chicken Reel (1934)
* The Candy House
* County Fair
* Country Fair
* The Toy Shoppe
* Kings Up
* The Ginger Bread Boy
* Goldielocks and the Three Bears
* Annie Moved Away
* William Tell
* The Dizzy Dwarf
* Spring in the Park (1934): Last Lantz short he worked on.
* WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels (1939): Was an animator on the film.
* Poopdeck Pappy (1940): animation director ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} cartoon directed by him.
* Child Psykolojiky (1941): animation director
* The Flying Jeep (1946)
* The WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Show (1957): Did animation for the bridging segments.