Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Wednesday June 1st.

Marylin Monroe born. She would be 85 today.

1931- Swiss artist Albert Hurter joined the Disney staff, giving the look of cartoons like Snow White a more Germanic storybook look. He was the first inspirational artist, later called Visual Development artist in animation.

1933 - Eric Larson hired by the Disney Studio. He will rise to become one of the Nine Old Men.

1939- HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUPERMAN- Joe Seigel and Jerry Shuster, two aspiring cartoonists in High School create a character called “Superman”. Jewish kids, they had read about the Nazis racial concept of the Aryan Superman. They wanted to show a Superman could be on the American side. On this day they sell all the rights to their characters to Detective Comics (D.C.) for $130.

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