Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Dec 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM AEF!! Birthdays: Clara Barton, Humphrey Bogart, Cab Calloway, Helena Rubinstein, Rod Serling, Charles Pathe, Jimmie Buffet, Quentin Crisp, Mike Mazurki, Conrad Hilton- Paris’ granddad, Anwar El Sadat. Larry Csonka, Burne Hogarth, Ishmail Merchant, Maurice Utrillo, Kid Ory, Ken Stabler, Barbara Mandrell, Dame Rebecca West, Clark Clifford, Annie Lennox is 59, Animation educator Howard Beckerman, Karl Rove is 61, Sissie Spacek is 63, CCH Pounder is 60 1541- After the Christmas services, Michelangelo’s fresco The Last Judgement was unveiled, done for the Altar wall of the Sistine Chapel beneath his famous ceiling. 1931-The first BBC World Service Network broadcast. An address by King George V called "Around the Empire". 1946- Comedian W.C. Fields died of alcoholism at 67. While in his hospital bed someone saw him reading a Bible. They said:" W.C. what are you doing with that? " Fields replied:" Looking for loopholes!" 1955- Chuck Jone's 'One Froggy Evening' premiered. Director Steven Spielberg called it the "Citizen Kane of Cartoons." If you wonder why you never heard the old time ditty 'The Michigan Rag' anywhere else but here, was because Chuck Jones & Mike Maltese wrote it specifically for the cartoon. 1957- Disney film Old Yeller premiered. 1963- Walt Disney’s The Sword in the Stone released. First animated feature directed by Wolfgang,” Woolie” Reitherman. 1977- Charlie Chaplin died quietly in his sleep at Vevey, Switzerland. He was 86.

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