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February 11th, Annie Award Day!
February 11th, 2007

Congrads to Bill Plympton and Andreas Deja for their lifetime awards!

QUIZ- Of todays birthdays, did any ever voice an animated film? If so, what were they?
Birthdays: Thomas Edison, Leslie Nielsen, Eva Gabor, Tina Louise-Ginger on Gilligans Island, Rudolph Firkusny, Joe Mankewicz, Sidney Sheldon, Burt Reynolds, Sergio Mendes of the band Brazil 66, Al Eugster, Brandy Norwood, Bobby Picket -who recorded the Monster Mash, Jennifer Aniston is 38

1789- In Italy William Short wrote his friend Thomas Jefferson that as per his request he had obtained for him a pasta mold. The first known introduction of pasta in America.

1936- Famed German Expressionist animator Oscar Fishinger fled Germany for the U.S.

1948- Famed Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein died of a heart attack.

1963- Bell Jar author Sylvia Plath laid out bread and butter and two glasses of milk for her children, then stuck her head into an oven and committed suicide. Her poet husband Ted Hughes who had abandoned her waited until 1998 to tell his side of the story. Hughes wrote stories for his children like The Iron Giant.

1976-Chuck Jone’s tv special “Mowgli’s Brothers.”

1995- Disney Studios planned neighborhood suburban community Celebration opened.

2003- A small satellite named U-Map studying the faint glow at the center of the Universe calculated the exact age of the Universe to be 13.7 billion years old. That stars first appeared at 200 million years after the Big Bang and that the Universe will ultimately expand forever, not crunch back in on itself or explode in one big cataclysm.

2005- Playwright Arthur Miller died at 90.

2006- While hunting for quail, Vice President Dick Cheney shot his hunting partner in the face. After being treated for buckshot in his face and body, the victim, an attorney named Whittington, apologized to Cheney. Cheney became the first Vice President since Aaron Burr in 1804 to shoot someone while in office.
QUIZ- Of todays birthdays, did any ever voice an animated film? If so, what were they?

ANSWER: Burt Reynolds did Charley in All Dogs Go to Heaven, Brandy Norwood did Leia in Osmosis Jones, and Jennifer Aniston did Mom in the Iron Giant.