1887 - Paul H. Terry, born on the 19th of February in San Mateo, California. He was an American cartoonist, screenwriter, film director and one of the most prolific film producers in history.
1904 - He began working as a news photographer and a cartoonist for the newspapers (San Francisco Bulletin, San Francisco Call-Examiner).
1914 - Became interested in animation after seeing Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur.
1915 - While still working for the newspaper, he made his first film, "Little Herman", which he completed and sold to the Thanhouser film company.
1916 - He began working at the J. R. Bray Studios, directing and producing a series of eleven Farmer Al Falfa films.
1917 - Formed his own production company, "Paul Terry Productions" and produced nine more animated films, including one Farmer Al Falfa film.
1920 - Entered into a partnership with Amadee J. Van Beuren, and started the "Fables Studios". During this time, he began producing a series of Aesop's Film Fables as well as new Farmer Al Falfa films.
1955 - Retired after selling his animation studio and film library to CBS.
1971 - Died on the 25th of October in New York City.
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