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This Day in Film History:
January 12


Tex Ritter, one of many singing cowboys of the '30s and '40s and father of John, is born in Murvaul, Texas.


The Walt Disney Co. closes its Orlando, Florida animation facility. The move reflected the prevailing trend away from hand-drawn animation and towards computer-generated animation. The move may or may not have been hastened by the underwhelming performance of some of the last hand-drawn animated features (e.g. Brother Bear)

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