Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Weds Feb. 15,2012

Birthdays: Chris Farley the original voice of Shrek, Matt Groening is 58

1984- Touchstone Pictures created so the Walt Disney Company could do more adult movies. Their first film was Splash, starring a tastefully topless Darryl Hannah.
Touchstone was the co-releaser with Amblin' of Who Famed Roger Rabbit?

1994- After months of insane bidding, Viacom’s Sumner Redstone beat out QVC’s Barry Diller to buy Paramount Pictures. The cost is $20 billion, although the studio’s net worth was estimated at $8 billion. When asked, Diller replied: “What’s done is done. Next.”

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