Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Tuesday May 17th.

Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast lyricist Howard Ashman is born

Ralph Wright, Disney gag man and the voice of Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh, was born

1941- The Looney Toon Lockout. Producer Leon Schlesinger tries to forestall the unionization of his Bugs Bunny cartoonists by locking them out. After a week he relents and recognizes the cartoonist guild. Chuck Jones called it “our own little six-day war.”

1965- Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke shake hands and agree to write a sci-fi movie, with accompanying novel. First called How the Solar System was Won, then Journey Beyond the Stars, the title was finally- 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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