Monday, May 14, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Mon May 14, 2012

Birthdays: George Lucas, Tim Roth is 51, Robert Zemeckis is 61, Kate Blanchett is 43 1842 - 1st edition of London Illustrated News. 1942- Disney composer Frank Churchill, who wrote "Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf", shot himself at the piano. Legend has him shouting " How's this , Walt?" But that has never been substantiated. Another version of the story had him shooting himself in an onion field in Valencia that would one day be the site of Cal Arts. The LAPD report had him shooting himself in the chest in his home. 1944- In the comic strip Dick Tracy, the longtime Tracy nemesis the gangster Flattop was killed. 1951 - Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC. Kovacs was a great pioneer in the video medium who loved creating surreal images and pantomime blackout skits.

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