Sunday, September 22, 2019

Pong Pagong

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September 22, 1954 – On this day, Rene O. Villanueva was born and world was graced. 

Rene O. Villanueva was a Filipino playwright and author. He is famed for his deep involvement in theater and television and in children's literature, whether it be on television, in books or on stage. 

He won the following awards: Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP), New York Film and TV Festival, First Latin American Video and Film Festival (Columbia), Japan Prize (Preschool Category), Prix Juenesse Winner (Germany), Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), CCP, Gawad Collantes, Gantipalang Quezon, National Book Award, and Palanca. His short play, Kumbersasyon (1980), won him the first of many Palanca Awards. His award-winning plays include May Isang Sundalo (1981, first prize), Huling Gabi sa Maragondon (1983, first prize), Punla ng Dekada (1984, second prize), Ang Hepe (1986, third prize), Asawa (1987, second prize), and Awit ng Adarna (1987, second prize). 

He also co-created along with Feny Bautista, the famous turtle of Batibot named Pong Pagong. 

In celebration of the birthday of Rene O. Villanueva, Amazing Grace is metamorphosed into Pong Pagong. 

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Joy

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September 16, 1971– On this day, Amy Poehler was born and the world was graced.

Amy Poehler is an American actress, comedian, director, producer, and writer. After studying improv at Chicago's Second City and Improv Olympic in the early 1990s, she Co-founded the Chicago-based improvisational-comedy troupe, Upright Citizens Brigade. The group moved to New York City in 1996 where their act became a half-hour sketch comedy series on Comedy Central in 1998. Along with other members of the comedy group, Poehler is a founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She provided the voice of Joy in  the Disney movie Inside Out.

Joy is the protagonist of the 2015 Disney/Pixar feature film, Inside Out. She is one of the five emotions inside the mind of Riley Andersen. She always strives to remain joyful, hence her name, and is the leader of Riley's emotions.

In celebration of the birthday of Amy Poehler, Amazing Grace is transformed as Joy.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Betty Boop

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September 13, 1908 – On this day, Mae Questel was born and world was graced. 

Mae Questel was an American actress and voice actress best known for providing the voices for the animated characters Betty Boop and Olive Oyl. She began in vaudeville, and played occasional small roles in films and television later in her career, most notably the role of Aunt Bethany in 1989's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. 

In celebration of the birthday of Mae Questel, Amazing Grace is metamorphosed into Betty Boop. 

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sneezy

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September 12, 1894 – On this day, Billy Gilbert was born and the world was graced.

William Gilbert Barron was an American comedian and actor known for his comic sneeze routines. He appeared in over 200 feature films, short subjects and television shows starting in 1929. He provided the voice of Sneezy in the Walt Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Sneezy's name is earned by his extraordinarily powerful sneezes (caused by hay fever), which are seen blowing even the heaviest of objects across a room.

In celebration of the birthday of Billy Gilbert, Amazing Grace is transformed as Sneezy.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Grumpy

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September 11, 1892 – On this day, Pinto Colvig was born and the world was graced. 

Vance DeBar Colvig, professionally Pinto Colvig, was an American vaudeville actor, voice actor, newspaper cartoonist and circus performer, whose schtick was playing the clarinet off-key while mugging. Colvig was the original Bozo the Clown, and the original voice of the Disney character Grumpy in the Walt Disney Films, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 

Grumpy initially opposes Snow White's presence in the dwarfs' home, but later warns her of the threat posed by the Queen and eagerly rushes to her aid upon realizing that she is in danger, leading the charge himself. He has the biggest nose of the dwarfs, and is frequently seen with one eye shut. 

In celebration of the birthday of Pinto Colvig, Amazing Grace is transformed as Grumpy. 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Marge Simpson

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September 7, 1950 – On this day, Julie Kavner was born and the world was graced.

Julie Kavner (born) is an American actress and voice actress. She is best known for her voice role as Marge Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. 

Marge is the matriarch of the Simpson family. With her husband Homer, she has three children: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Marge is the moralistic force in her family and often provides a grounding voice in the midst of her family's antics by trying to maintain order in the Simpson household. She is often portrayed as a stereotypical television mother and is often included on lists of top "TV moms". She has appeared in other media relating to The Simpsons—including video games, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Ride, commercials, and comic books—and inspired an entire line of merchandise. 

Marge's distinctive blue beehive hairstyle was inspired by a combination of the Bride's in Bride of Frankenstein and the style that Margaret Groening wore in the 1960s. Julie Kavner, who was a member of the original cast of The Tracey Ullman Show, was asked to voice Marge so that more voice actors would not be needed. Kavner has won several awards for voicing Marge, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992. She was also nominated for an Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for her performance in The Simpsons Movie. In 2000, Marge, along with the rest of her family, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

In celebration of the Jamie Robinson, Amazing Grace is transformed as Jamie Robinson. 

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Anger

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August 30, 1948 – On this day, Lewis Niles Black was born and the world was graced. 

Lewis Niles Black is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent comedic style, in which he often simulates having a mental breakdown. His comedy routines often escalate into angry rants about history, politics, religion, or any other cultural trends. He hosted the Comedy Central series Lewis Black's Root of All Evil and makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah delivering his "Back in Black" commentary segment, which he has been doing since The Daily Show was hosted by Craig Kilborn. He voiced the character Anger in the Disney film Inside Out

Anger is one of the five emotions controlling Riley Andersen's mind. He lives in her brain and works with the other emotions. When Joyand Sadness literally get lost in Riley's mind, he and the others have to keep Riley's head on straight until they get home. Next to Joy, he may be the most abrasive to Sadness. 

In celebration of the birthday of Lewis Niles Black, Amazing Grace is transformed as Anger. 

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