Friday, May 20, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Friday May 20th.

Painter Henri Roussau born

1916- Artist Norman Rockwell sold his first painting for a Saturday Evening Post cover.

1926 - Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talking pictures.

1975- In a small warehouse in Van Nuys California, George Lucas assembled an effects crew to create the film Star Wars. It is the birth of Industrial Light & Magic, or ILM.

1984- Hanna Barbera’s “The Smurfic Games”.

1994- Walt Disney released their first sequel feature Aladdin II, the Return of Jafar. They were done by the studios TV unit and outsourced labor. The studios main feature artists disdained these low-budget sequels, and labeled them "cheapquels" but they were very successful with audiences.

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