Thursday, May 5, 2016

Animation Fun Facts for May 5, 2016

Birthdays: Tyrone Power, Karl Marx, Elizabeth Cochrane called Nellie Bly, Soren Kierkegard, Alice Faye, James Beard, Michael Palin is 74 Pat Carroll, Patrick Ewing, John Rhys Davies is 73, Lance Henriksen is 76, Brian Williams, Floyd Gottfredson

1945- Happy Birthday Yosemite Sam! Hare Trigger, the first cartoon to feature the red mustachioed desperado premiered.

1968- Albert Dekker, star of monster movies like Dr. Cyclops, was found hanged in his bathroom, handcuffed, and wearing ladies lingerie. A narcotics needle was sticking in his arm. The police declared it an  “ auto-erotic episode that had gone wrong."

1975- Anne Rice’s novel The Interview With The Vampire first published.

1983-At a regional Comicon, the first edition comic of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out and sold out within two hours.

2006- Walt Disney Company formally acquired Pixar Studio.

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