Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Sept 5, 2012

Sept. 5th, 1912. Frank Thomas would have been 100 today! Happy Birthday to one of the greatest animators who ever lived. Bambi, Baloo, Captain Hook. A man for whom the greatest achievement he cherished was to be called a Disney Animator. And to wish us that same success. All of us who knew him as a friend, knew that we were given a rare gift that we can all appreciate to this day. Happy Birthday Frank! Birthdays: Louis XIV The Sun King, Jesse James, Cardinal Richelieu, Johann Christian Bach, Jacopo Meyerbeer, John Cage, Quentin de la Tour, Darryl F. Zanuck, Jack Valenti, Bob Newhart is 83, George Lazenby, Raquel Welch is 72, Kathy Guisewhite, Dweezil Zappa, Werner Herzog is 72, Michael Keaton is 61, Rose McGowan is 39 1957- Jacques Kerouac’s ode to the beat life ON THE ROAD, first published. Kerouac wrote it in a white heat using one large roll of white paper stuffed into his typewriter instead of individual sheets. When the editor got the novel it had no paragraph breaks of chapter breaks. Another young writer of the time, Truman Capote, was unimpressed. “That’s not writing, it’s typing.” 1992- Warner Bros Batman the Animated series, designed by Bruce Timm, premiered. 1994-Patrick McDonnell started drawing the comic strip MUTTS.

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