Thursday, August 8, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 8, 2013

Birthdays: Emiliano Zapata. Esther Williams, Gene Deitch, Dino DeLaurentis, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Keith Carradine is 63, Rory Calhoun, Mel Tillis, Martin Brest, Peter Weir, Patricia Arquette, Dustin Hoffman is 75, Mamoru Oshii is 62 1876 - Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph, a forerunner of the Xerox process. 1942- The premiere of Walt Disney’s Bambi. 1963 – The Kingsmen release the song "Louie, Louie,". Many labeled it obscene, although no one is quite sure just what the song lyrics mean. In the 1980s Northwestern University staged Louie-Louie Marathons- 44 straight hours of Louie-Louie, played by punk bands, polka bands, marching bands, folk trios, and singing water glasses. 1978- The character of Odie the dog first met Garfield in Jim Davis’ comic strip. 2008- The Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony, using 20,000 performers. As director Zhang Yimou said “ Hey, we’ve got the people…”

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