Monday, January 21, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for Jan 21, 2013

Birthdays: Leadbelly (Harlan Ledbetter), Thomas J."Stonewall" Jackson, J.Carol Naish, Tele Savalas, Christian Dior, Placido Domingo is 73, Wolfman Jack, Akeem Olajuwon, Paul Scofield, Robby Benson, Jack Nicklaus, Benny Hill, Emma Bunton- Baby Spice of the Spice Girls, Gena Davis is 57, Ken Leung is 43 1916- The National Board of Review outlawed nudity in Hollywood movies. 1935- Disney animator Ollie Johnston’s first day at the studio at $17 a week. 1938 -Max Fleischer tells his New York cartoon studio they are relocating to Florida. 1938- George Melies, the father of Motion Picture Special Effects, died selling chocolates in a Paris train station -Gare du Norde to be exact. 1992- Disney's Beauty and the Beast becomes the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

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