Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for July 25, 2012

Birthdays: Thomas Eakins, Maxfield Parrish,Walter Brennan, David Belasco, Jack Gilford, Illeana Douglas, Estelle Getty, Matt LeBlanc is 45 1897- Young writer Jack London went to the Klondike to look for gold. He didn’t find much but did get material for a lot of good stories. Hi poem The Shooting of Dan McGoo was made into several popular short cartoons, including one by Tex Avery at MGM. 1940- In Nazi occupied Paris a Gestapo agent walks into the French offices of MGM studios and confiscates the release prints of "Gone With The Wind." They are taken to Berlin for a screening for top Nazis officials. Gone with the Wind was one of Hitler’s favorite movies. 1951- CBS conducts the first broadcast of color television. NBC made color tv popular in the mid 1960's. 1953-Chuck Jone's "Duck Dodgers in the 24 and 1/2 Century".

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