Thursday, August 30, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 30, 2012

Birthdays: Mary Shelley, Jacques Louis David, Fred MacMurray, Raymond Massey, John Blondell, Timothy Bottoms,Shirley Booth, John Landis, R. Crumb is 68, Lewis Black, Cameron Diaz is 39 1968- The first 7-11 store opened in Palmdale California. Have a Slurpee ! 1975- Ralph Bakshi's film "Coonskin". Bad boy Bakshi's portrayal of African-American urban violence was deemed so offensive that it caused the first riot ever at the Museum of Modern Art, and died at the boxoffice. The film was retitled on video "Streetfight". When Ralph resurfaced he turned his attention to Sword & Fantasy films.

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