Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Animation Fun Facts for Sept 26, 2012
Birthdays: George Gershwin, T.S. Elliot, John Chapman (also known as Johnny Appleseed)-1774, Winsor McKay-1869, Theodore Gericault -1791, Olivia Newton-John, Cheryl Tiegs is 64, Marty Robbins, Linda Hamilton, Pope Paul VI, Jack Lalanne, Phillip Bosco, James Cavaziel, Surena Williams, Linda Hamilton is 56. 1941- Max Fleischer's "Superman" cartoon debuts. They were much more expensive that the usual short cartoons- $90,000 1962-The Beverly Hillbillies debuts. The story goes that CBS mogul William Paley disliked farm-humor type shows and this was premiered behind his back while he was on vacation. 1964-The premiere of Gilligan’s Island. The good ship Minnow was named for William Minnow, the FCC Chairman who first called television “A Vast Wasteland”. 1983- Filmation's "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe". 1987- A market research group called Q-5 tried to use a bank of computers to design the ultimate safe, wholesome, politically-correct children's show. They came up with "The Little Clowns of Happytown"-. Of the 26 children's series in syndication it remained dead last in ratings, He-Man, Jem and G.I. Joe on top. The people have spoken. 1990- The Motion Picture Association changed the rating for the naughtiest movies from X to NC-17.