Monday, January 20, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for Jan 20, 2014

Birthdays: King Charles III of Spain, Richard Henry Lee- signer of the Declaration of Independence, Frederico Fellini, Patricia O’Neal, Dorothy Provine, Mario Lanza, David Lynch, George Burns, DeForest Kelly, Edwin Buzz Aldrin, Arte Johnson, Lorenzo Lamas, Bill Maher is 58, Rainn Wilson is 48

1779- The English dramatic actor David Garrick died. Supposedly his last words were when asked “Is it hard to die?” Garrick replied:” Dying is not Hard. Comedy is Hard.”

1852- Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published in book form. It had been released in magazine installments the year before, as was the custom of the time.

1936- Andriana Caselotti, just 19 years old, laid down the first voice tracks for Snow White.

1938-The first true animator, Emile Cohl, died while headed for the Paris premiere of Disney's" Snow White and the Seven Dwarves". Cohl was so poor that the electricity in his flat had been turned off and the candles had ignited his beard. Angry he was never recognized in his time, he once said: "the French prefer their artists with marble and flowers on top.".

1949- FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave Shirley Temple a pen that shoots tear gas.

1982- SONY introduced the Camcorder, the personal video camera.

1986- The worlds first computer virus, Brain, was sent out over the internet.

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