Sunday, July 15, 2012
Animation Fun Facts for July 15, 2012 Sun.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Inigo Jones, Clemont Moore, Linda Rondstadt, Forrest Whitaker is 51 1938- Max Fleischer's Popeye cartoon "With the Jeep" introduced Eugene the Jeep. The funny little character later gave it’s name to the army’s new General Purpose Vehicle, the G.P. or Jeep. 1941- President Franklin Roosevelt sent federal mediator Stanley White to try and solve the labor strike between Walt Disney and his cartoonists. 1971- Producer Steve Krantz announced the production of the first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, to be directed by newcomer Ralph Bakshi. 2011- Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and the Ballad of Nessie opened in theaters.