Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 15, 2012 weds

Birthdays: Napoleon Bonaparte, Leon Theremin- inventor of that weird electronic musical instrument that is in all those 1950s flying saucer movies, Samuel Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Lawrence of Arabia, Ethel Barrymore, Huntz Hall, Bill Baird, Julia Child, Edna Ferber, Sir Robert Bolt, Rose-Marie, Linda Ellerbee, Gene Upshaw, Oscar Peterson, Nicholas Roeg, Anthony Andrews, Ben Afleck is 39, Debra Messing is 43 1843- Tivoli Gardens opened in Copenhagen. One of the oldest amusement parks in the world. An influence on Walt Disney's Disneyland. 1885- Sir Richard Burton completed his translation from medieval Persian of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. There had been earlier attempts like a French edition in 1809, but Burton’s edition introduced the west to Aladdin and his magic lamp, Sinbad the sailor and Sherherazahde. 1946- Make Mine Music premiered, featuring Willie the Operatic Whale.

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