Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for July 9, 2013

Birthdays: Shopenhauer, Elias Howe, Ottorino Respighi, Nicholas Tesla, David Hockney, Samuel Elliot Morrison, Sir Edward Heath,, Kelly McGillis, Barbera Cartland, J.Paul Getty II, H.V. Kaltenborn, Daniel Guggenheim, John Tesch, Fred Savage, Chris Cooper, O.J.Simpson, Courtenay Love is 53, Debbie Sludge is 59, Brian Dennehy is 75, Tom Hanks is 57 1955 - "Rock Around Clock", arguably the first Rock and Roll song, hits #1 on Top 100 chart 1956 - Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand. 1972-David Bowie first appeared as his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. 1980 - Walt Disney's the "Fox & The Hound," released. The first film Walt Disney had no personal influence on. Although the film has brief screen credits, it marks the torch being passed from the Nine Old Men golden age generation to the modern generation of animators. A complete personnel roster would include Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Tim Burton, John Lasseter, Bill Kroyer, Don Bluth, Lorna Cook, Henry Selick, Brad, Bird, Steve Hulett, John Musker, Jerry Reese, Glen Keane and many more. 1983- The Police’s single "Every Breath You Take" goes to #1. 1993- Industrial Light & Magic completes it’s transition to digital technology by shutting down it’s Anderson Optical Printer. The Optical Printer system of mattes had been the way Motion Picture visual effects had been done since Melies in 1909, but the Digital Revolution had changed everything. ==========================================================

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