Columbus’ Josh Meador impacted the world of animation and special effects from the late 1930s through the 1950s with work on iconic films such as “Cinderella,” “Bambi,” “Fantasia,” “Peter Pan” and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” The late Robert “Uncle Bunky” Williams’ work was closer to home, but also, in its way, influenced generations of regional youth.
The house on the corner Sixth Avenue North and Ninth Street in Columbus has been for sale for about a month.
Recently there was a television series about some treasure hunters out west having found an old map that they thought would lead them to a long lost gold mine.
How to make one of the Southeast’s most magical visitor events more magical? For Columbus’ 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage, the answer was simple: Add a touch of a true magician to the festivities.
Last month the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar people) celebrated the innovative special effects and technology of the 1956 movie, “Forbidden Planet.” In the MGM science-fiction classic, a space crew from Earth lands on a distant planet searching for survivors of a space ship that had landed there 20 years earlier. What they found were two survivors, a robot and a strange freighting Id monster.