Birthdays: David Silverman director of the Simpsons.
1915- Universal Studios formed. Carl Laemmele bought a huge track of Burbank farmland and set up his studio. Laemmele had wooden bleachers built next to the movie sets where he charged people a nickel to come watch the filming. He was the chief sponsor of Walter Lantz Studio. Universal actually had been operating as a film company since 1912 but the company counts today as it’s birthday.
1933- Young animator Chuck Jones first hired at Leon Schlesingers Looney Tunes cartoon studio.
1950- Walt Disney’s "Cinderella" opens. Their first animated fairy tale hit since 1942.
1985- Symbolic.com is assigned the first registered domain site on the Internet.
2002- Blue Sky’s hit animated film Ice Age premiered.