Thursday, May 18, 2017

Animation Fun Facts for May 18, 2017

Birthdays: Pope John Paul II, Grover Cleveland, Ezio Pinza, Czar Nicholas II, Omar Khayam, Walter Gropius,  Reggie Jackson, Margot Fonteyn, Robert Morse, Perry Como, Dwayne Hickman aka Dobie Gillis, Big Joe Turner, Richard Brooks, Miriam Margolyes, Chow Yung Fat is 62, Tina Fey is 47, Robert Morse is 86

1940- John Halas & Joy Batchelor founded Halas & Batchelor, for many years the predominant animation studio in England.    

1976- The filming of Francis Ford Coppolla's Apocalypse Now was disrupted when the Philippines was hit by a major typhoon. Francis rides out the storm cooking pasta, smoking pot and listening to records of La Boheme.

2001- Dreamworks animated SHREK opened. The first film to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The voice of Shrek was originally planned to be Chris Farley but the obese comedian died of a drug overdose and was replaced by Mike Myers. I’m serving Waffles!

2003 Pixar’s Finding Nemo opened.

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