Friday, March 15, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for March 15, 2013
Birthdays: Andrew Jackson, Lee Schubert-one of Broadways Shubert Brothers, Ry Cooder, Sly Stone, Harry James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, Judd Hirsch, Norm Van Brocklin, Sabu, Fabio, Reni Harlin, David Cronenburg is 70, Eva Longoria is 38, David Silverman 1915- Universal Studios formed. Carl Laemmele bought a huge track of Burbank farmland and set up his studio. Laemmele had wooden bleachers built next to the movie sets where he charged people a nickel to come watch the filming. Universal actually had been operating as a film company since 1912 but the company counts today as it’s birthday. 1933- Young animator Chuck Jones first hired at Leon Schlesingers Looney Tunes cartoon studio. 1950- Walt Disney’s "Cinderella" opens. Their first animated fairy tale hit since 1942. 1956- Lerner & Lowe’s musical "My Fair Lady" premiered. 1977- Television sitcom Threes Company debuted. 1985- Symbolic.com is assigned the first registered private domain site on the Internet. 2002- Blue Sky’s hit animated film Ice Age premiered.