Sunday, July 8, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for July 8,2012

Birthdays: Jean de LaFontaine the creator of Puss & Boots, Kathe Kollwitz, Kevin Bacon is 54, Billy Crudup, Angelica Huston, Raffi , Jeffrey Tambor is 68-voice in Disney's Tangled. 1907-The First Ziegfield Follies, staged on the roof of the New York Theater, now called the New Amsterdam Theater. 1911- Burbank incorporated as a city. 1932- Tod Brownings disturbing movie "Freaks" about a family of circus sideshow performers, premiered. One of Us, One of Us! 1982- Walt Disney's TRON- the first film featuring computer graphics premiered. It only was about 20 minutes of actual CGI, and the computer images were still printed onto traditional animation cells and painted, but it was still a significant achievement. Remember in 1981 there were no off the shelf graphics software. The big deal at the time was that MAGI had just solved the "hidden Line" problem.

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