Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Nov 27, 2012

Birthdays: Cornelius Vanderbuilt, Jimi Hendrix would have been 72, Bruce Lee-original name Lee Jun Fan would have been 72, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is 56, James Agee, Chaim Weizmann, Mafia Don Vito Genovese, Alexander Dubcheck, David Merrick, Marshal Thompson, Robin Givens, Judd Nelson, Buffalo Bob Smith, William Fichtner is 57, Katherine Bigelow is 61 1924- The First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The marvel of the parade were large displays that moved down the street thanks to small automobiles concealed under them. They seemed to "float",so they are called parade floats today. The huge balloons were added in 1927. Originally after the parade the balloons were let go to float away into the sky. Macy’s offered a bounty to people who found them after they landed, sometimes in rural New Jersey. 1933- Former Terrytoons animator Art Babbitt, now at Disney's, writes to fellow animator Bill Tytla encouraging him to move to California. "Terry owes you a lot and Disney has plans for a full length color cartoon!" 1936- Max Fleischer's cartoon featurette, "Popeye meets Sinbad the Sailor". 1967- The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour. 1973- According to the X-Files this was the night Fox Mulder’s sister Samantha was abducted by aliens. 1985- Steven Speilberg married Amy Irving. They divorced a few years later. 2002- Disney’s animated feature Treasure Planet opened in theaters. 2009-Tiger Woods was the greatest golfer of his time and potentially the greatest in history. While other sports tainted with drugs and scandal, he had a squeaky clean image. This night at 2:30AM Tiger Woods crashed his SUV into a tree as a result of an argument with his Swedish bikini model wife. This incident revealed Woods as a big-time skirt chaser. More than a dozen women, cocktail waitresses, bimbos and porn stars came forward.

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