Sunday, December 25, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Sunday Dec. 25,2011 Xmas


Birthdays: Cab Calloway, cartoonist teacher Burne Hogarth, Animator and teacher Howard Beckerman,

1955- Chuck Jone's 'One Froggy Evening' premiered. Director Steven Spielberg called it the "Citizen Kane of Cartoons." If you wonder why you never heard the old time ditty 'The Michigan Rag' anywhere else but here, was because Chuck Jones & Mike Maltese wrote it specifically for the cartoon.

1963- Walt Disney’s The Sword in the Stone released. First animated feature directed by Wolfgang,” Woolie” Reitherman.

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