Saturday, November 10, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Nov 10, 2012

Birthdays: Martin Luther, William Hogarth, Charles the Bold of Burgundy, Francois Couperin, King George II of England, Frederick Schiller, Claude Rains, Looney Tunes composer Carl Stalling, Lion King lyricist Tim Rice, Richard Burton, Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, MacKenzie Phillips, Russell Means, Sinbad, Brittany Murphy, George Fenneman-Groucho Marx’s TV announcer, animator educator Sue Kroyer, Tracey Morgan is 44 1950- Paramount's "Mice Meeting You" The first Herman and Katnip cartoon. 1953- Disney’s short “ Toot Whistle, Plunk and Boom” released. 1969- The children’s education show SESAME STREET premiered on PBS TV. The world is introduced to Bert & Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird and Mr Hooper. 1995- Carolco, the Hollywood studio that produced many Arnold Schwarzenegger hits like "Total Recall" declared bankruptcy after producing $115 million dollar megaflop "Cutthroat Island".

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