Sunday, September 23, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Sept 23, 2012

Birthdays: Euripides-484BC, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Mickey Rooney is 92, Julio Iglesias, Walter Pidgeon, Louise Nevelson, Jason Alexander is 53, Mary Kay Place, Harry Connick Jr,Bruce Springsteen is 63 1939- At the World’s Fair in New York a time capsule was buried not to be opened until the year 6939. It contains a Bible, a mail order catalog and newsreels of President Franklin Roosevelt. 1962-FIFTY YEARS AGO- H&B's show The Jetsons' premiered. It was the first ABC show to be presented in color. Jane! Stop this Crazy Thing! Jane! 1964- Marc Chagalls’ paintings on the ceiling of the Paris Opera House unveiled. 1969- the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" premiered. Written by William Goldman and directed by George Roy Hill. It made fortunes for stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who later started and independent film festival called Sundance. 1984-Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Frank Wells met the Disney Animation Dept. and are pitched storyboards for the film Basil of Baker Street, later called the Great Mouse Detective. Eisner dictates memos to start the television animation division. Up to now their thinking had been to dismantle the animation department and earn income from the licensees of the existing library. Roy Disney was instrumental in insisting the animation division remain.

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