Thursday, May 19, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Thursday May 19th.

Frank Capra,Hollywood film director born

Tom Sito, animator, teacher, born.

1927- Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood opened. Ushers and doorman were dressed in imported Mandarin silk robes and wall hangings were painted by young artist/actor Key Luke. Sid Grauman was the showman who also invented the Hollywood premiere with spotlights and limo's pulling up to red carpets, etc.

1998- George Lucas much anticipated film Star Wars Episode One the Phantom Menace premiered, the first Star Wars sequel in 20 years. It featured Jarr Jarr Binks.

2006- Dreamworks animated film ‘Over the Hedge’ premiered.

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