Monday, June 27, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Monday June 27th

1935 Walt Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon Who Killed Cock Robin? premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Disney artists were very proud of their animated impersonations of Mae West and other Hollywood stars. It is considered by them the beginning of their development of quality personality animation.

1973- Senior White House Counsel John Dean testified to the Watergate committee that President Richard Nixon maintained an Enemies List. The list ran from Senator Ted Kennedy to journalists like Daniel Shore to June Foray who did the cartoon voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, and Bill Scott, voice of Bullwinkle.

1984- Hollywood introduced the PG-13 rating to indicate graphic violence, invented for the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

2007- British Prime Minister Tony Blair stepped down after ten years. His nickname in office was Bambi.

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