Monday, June 23, 2008

Another Year Faster

Today, I break from Disney and, keeping with the birthday theme from my previous posts (namely, Goofy and Donald), celebrate the 17th birthday of Sonic the Hedgehog!

(Yes, I like other characters besides Disney in case you couldn't tell by the links on the right side of my blog.) I don't have anything prepared for him this year, but I did write a fanfic for his and Eggman's birthday on (Dr. Eggman debuted the same day as Sonic, ya know.) If you still need a "Sonic" fix for his birthday today, Sonic Stadium had gotten the online "Sonic" community together and did a tribute to him for his 15th in 2006 called "The Summer of Sonic". And it looks like they're doing it again this year. Check the out the main site here.

On a related note (or should I say, belated), Garfield celebrated his 30th birthday on the 19th of this month! I didn't notice until I read the comics the day after. Sorry for the delay, Garfield, I guess I forgot. And for those of you who don't believe me (that is, if you've never even heard of Garfield, and why shouldn't you?), here's the comic strip to prove it (from Garfield's official web site):

So, happy birthday to Sonic and Eggman and a belated happy birthday to Garfield! Neither of you look a day over year one. (But if you're a toon, that's not hard. LOL)

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Disney Duck Gets His Day

Donald Duck fans, rejoice! Today marks his 74th birthday!

Although this comes close to my previous post celebrating Goofy's 76th birthday, Donald needs this moment so that he doesn't feel left out. So, as I did with Goofy's birthday post, I'll provide some links of Donald at his best.

First, Mouse Clubhouse has an interview with Donald's current voice actor, Tony Anselmo: How he became Donald and on his career as an animator. Plus,
exclusive greetings from Donald himself: Here and here.

Then, flickr has a couple online photo groups dedicated to Donald: Here and here.

It may not be much, but hopefully, it'll be enough to tide us all over until the duck's 75th next year. So, happy birthday, Donald! Just don't get carried away.