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The Academy gave Snow White (1937) an honorary award that had seven miniature Oscars for the film's innovation.

"...recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon."
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Seth MacFarlene (Family Guy) was booked to be on American Airlines Flight 11, which was the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on 9/11.

He was late to the airport that morning and missed the flight due to a scheduling error.
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The Simpsons is the longest running animated television series to date.

The children's PBS show Arthur is at a close second.
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Beauty and the Beast (1991) was the first animated film to be nominated for 'Best Picture' in the (64th) Academy Awards.

It was nominated before the film was even fully completed.
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Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill, has a bachelor's degree in physics.

He was an engineer and was going to become a math teacher, but he chose an animation career.
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Looney Tunes started out as a series to showcase music that Warner Brothers had recently received the rights to.

Hence the spelling of Tunes.
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Contrary to popular belief, Tim Burton had absolutely no involvement in the film Coraline (2009).
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Hey Arnold creator, Craig Bartlett, is married to Simpsons creator, Matt Groening's sister, Lisa.
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Don Bluth is second cousins with American politician (and 2012 presidential candidate) Mitt Romney.
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The movement of Aladdin's pants were modeled after MC Hammer's parachute pants in music videos.
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Sulley in Monsters Inc. had a total of 2,320,413 individual hairs on his body that took around 12 hours to render.
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In 1933, Tex Avery lost the sight in his left eye after it got hit by a paper clip shot with a rubber band by co-worker and fellow animator, Charles Hastings.
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Some early Disney animators would trace different sized coins for Mickey's head, belly, and ears.
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They used real rouge make up on Snow White's cheeks when painting the animation cels to give her a more "natural" and "glowing" look.
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