Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Animation FunFacts for Nov. 5, 2014

Birthdays: Gen  Benjamin "Spoons" Butler, Eugene V. Debs, Art Garfunkel is 73, Roy Rogers, Tatum O'Neill, Elke Sommer- born Baroness Elke Von Shletz is 74, Ike Turner, Vivien Leigh. Will Durant, Joel McCrea, Sam Shepard is 71, John Berger, Robert Patrick is 56, Tilda Swinton is 54

1937- Disney's silly symphony The Old Mill debuted. The first film featuring the multiplane camera technique.

1938- Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings premiered.

1940- President Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented 3rd term. His defeated Republican opponent- Wendell Wilkie, became the butt of jokes in many Looney Tunes.

1979- National Public Radio’s news show Morning Edition started.

1999- A man was arrested in Minneapolis for stealing and keeping 150 shopping carts in his apartment.

2004- Pixar's The Incredibles premiered.

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