Friday, March 27, 2015

Animation Fun Facts for March 27, 2015

ITS ALMOST TIME TO GO! TOMORROW IS THE DAY! The Annual Animation Educators Forum Meeting! 10AM at Loyola Marymount University in West LA.  Be there!

Birthdays:  Patty Smith Hill 1868- The composer of the song Happy Birthday to You, Edward Steichen, Gloria Swanson, Sarah Vaughn, Maria Schneider, Mies Van der Rohe, Snooky Lanson, Wilhelm Roentgen the discoverer of X-Rays, Nathaniel Currier of Currier & Ives, Donald Duck artist Carl Barks, cellist Mtisislav Rostropovich, Michael York is 72, Quentin Tarantino is 51, Mariah Carey is 44

1908- Bud Fisher's comic strip Mutt & Jeff born.

1940- “Rebecca,” the first Hollywood movie by Alfred Hitchcock opened.

1952- U.P.A.’s cartoon “Rooty-Toot-Toot” premiered. It’s music score was by jazzman Phil Monroe, the first African American to receive a screen credit for scoring a movie.

1952- “Singing in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor premiered.

1973- In one of the more celebrated stunts in Hollywood history, when Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his role in The Godfather, he sent a buckskin clad model named Sashin Littlefeather to refuse the award, and deliver a protest about treatment of Native Americans.

1978- The first draft script of the film Norma Rae completed. The film dramatized the life of Christa Lee Jordan, a mill worker who was blackballed by the J.P. Stevens millworks for wanting a union.

1989- Who Framed Roger Rabbit earned four Oscars at the Academy Awards. Sound Effects, Visual Effects, Film Editing and a special one for Richard Williams for the animation.

1995- The soundtrack from the Lion King and the song Can you Feel the Love Tonight won oscars at the Academy Awards.

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