Saturday, June 16, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for June 16, 2012

Birthdays, Stan Laurel, animator Pete Burness. 1902- A musical play of L Frank Baum’s fantasy story the Wizard of Oz premiered at Chicago’s Grand Opera House. When Baum was writing down the stories at point he was stuck for a name for the magical kingdom. He looked down at his desk files that were labeled A-N and O-Z. Eureka! 1955- Premiere of the Walt Disney film Lady and the Tramp. 1961 - Walt Disney bought the rights to Winnie the Pooh from the widow of A.A. Milne.

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