Saturday, May 25, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for May 25, 2013
Birthdays: Miles Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Josef Broz Tito, Igor Sikorsky, Pontormo, Bennett Cerf, Claude Akins, Leslie Uggams, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Beverly Sills, Anne Heche, Irwin Winkler, Mike Myers is 50, Ian McKellen is 74 1932-Mickey’s Revue, the first Disney cartoon that featured the character that would eventually be called Goofy. 1942- First day shooting on the film “ Casablanca”. 1957- Sid Caesar's Your Show of Show's canceled after nearly a decade. The show used future star writers like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Woody Allen and Neil Simon. The show pioneered the executive strategy of network programmer Pat Weaver to not let the show be owned by an entire sponsor but the network would produce the show and would sell the sponsor commercial time in 30 second chunks. Pat Weaver’s daughter is Sigorney Weaver. Your Show of Shows was bested in the ratings by The Lawrence Welk Show. 1968- The Rolling Stones release the song Jumping Jack Flash. 1969- John Schlesinger’s film Midnight Cowboy premiered. The first X-rated film to ever win the Oscar for Best Film. 1979- Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Alien opened. It featured the exotic designs of Hungarian artist Giger, and John Hurt with a classic case of chest pains! 1980- Evangelist Oral Roberts sees a 900-foot Jesus over his bed. 1983- Return of the Jedi opened. It was originally Revenge of the Jedi, but George Lucas changed the name just a month before. 1986- Hands Across America stunt to help hunger has 7 million people at one time holding hands at noon. 1994- First International World Wide Web Conference. Tim Berners-Lee and CERN talked how to implement and unify the World Wide Web.