Friday, December 9, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Friday Dec. 9,2011

Birthdays: Elzie Segar the creator of Popeye

1965- Bill Melendez's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" the first half hour
animated t.v. special featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi. Producer Lee Mendelson
had heard Guaraldi's jazz combo perform in San Francisco. He never scored a
film before:" How many yards of music do you want?" A Charlie Brown Christmas has run every year for 46 years.

1994- Disney Animators in California move into their new Animation building designed
by Robert Stern.

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