Thursday, March 15, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Thursday Mar. 15, 2012

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- is assigned the first registered domain site on the Internet.

2002- Blue Sky’s hit animated film Ice Age premiered.

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