1893 | 125 Years Ago
Chicago World’s Fair visitors enjoy the Kinetoscope, a one-person film viewer created by Thomas Edison and William Dickson.
Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom Gumby
The original Star Wars trilogy wraps with the critically lauded Return of the Jedi, featuring Oscar-winning vfx by Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston and Phil Tippett. Disney releases The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. On TV: U.K. viewers make way for Cosgrove-Hall’s BAFTA and Emmy-winning The Wind in the Willows — and Bananaman; U.S. auds get Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Inspector Gadget, Mister T and The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, and half-hour toy commercials like G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and The PacMan/ Rubik the Amazing Cube Hour. Spain’s BRB and Japan’s Nippon Animation team for Around the World with Willy Fog. Don Bluth reforms his studio as Bluth Group, providing animation for hit game Dragon’s Lair. Founded: Disney Channel (U.S.); Polygon Pictures (Japan), Saban Entertainment (U.S.-Israel), Studio Fantasia (Japan)