Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for 12/18/2013 weds.

Birthdays: Antonio Stradivari, Karl Maria Von Weber,Ty Cobb, George Stevens, Ozzie Davis, Diane Disney-Miller, Anita O’Day, Paul Klee, Betty Grable, Willy Brandt, Keith Richards is 70, Leonard Maltin is 63, Alyssia Sanchez-Vaccario, Ray Liotta is 59, Katie Holmes is 35, Brad Pitt is 50, Steven Spielberg is 67

1812- The first volume of stories Childrens and Household Tales by the Brother Grimm came out, The world learns of Rapunzel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.
1937- Mae West does a comedy routine on national broadcast radio with Don Ameche about Adam and Eve that was considered so racy CBS banned her from their network.
At the same time she got fined by the networks for joking about ventriloquist puppet Charlie McCarthy:" Hmmm…he’s all wood and a yard long!"
1939-Max Fleischer's animated classic “Gulliver's Travels”.

1961-" In the Jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps to-night…a winoweh, etc. " this song by the Tokens goes to #1 in pop charts.
1964- DePatie-Freleng’s The Pink Phink, the first Pink Panther cartoon short.
1966- Chuck Jone's 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' premiered.


1984- Christopher Guest married Jamie Lee Curtis at Rob Reiner’s house .
1984- Pixars first short The Adventures of Andre and Wally-B opened in theaters for Oscar qualifying. Directed by Alvy Ray Smith and animated by John Lasseter. 

1997- Saturday Night Live Comedian Chris Farley was found dead in his Chicago apartment in the John Hancock Tower, surrounded by empty food containers and porn magazines. The chubby 31-year-old had been partying for 17 straight hours doing cocaine, heroin, vodka and crystal-meth. He was supposed to play the voice of Dreamworks Shrek, but that role now went to his friend, Michael Myers.
1998- Dreamworks feature cartoon the “Prince of Egypt”, or, as it was known in Hollywood," The Zion King".

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