Friday, April 18, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for April 18, 2014

Birthdays: Lucrezia Borgia, Franz Von Suppe’, Haley Mills, Leopold Stokowski, Miklos Rosza, Herb Sorell, Wahoo Sam Crawford, Onetime Simpsons Writer Conan O’Brien is 51, James Woods is 67, Eric Roberts, Rick Moranis is 62, Maria Bello is 47, David Tennant is 43.

1914-. The full feature length movie premiered in Turin, Italy. "Cabiria" directed by Giovane Patrone. It was believed to be the first full length movie ever until the discovery of a 1912 version of Quo Vadis.  D.W. Griffith’s 1915 classic the Birth of a Nation popularized the 120 minute format for feature films.

1983- The Disney Channel went on the air.

1994- Disney’s first theatrical musical Beauty and the Beast A New Musical, opened on Broadway.

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