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Today in Nerd History | December 11

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on December 11th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

HOOK

In 1991, Hook premiered in theaters. Hook is a movie about a grown-up Peter Pan who returns to Neverland to save his children from his old enemy, Captain Hook, starring Robin Williams as a middle-aged Peter Pan.

Nerdy Fact: Mary Martin, who portrayed Peter Pan in the famous Broadway musical, makes a cameo appearance as an elderly Wendy Darling in Hook.

FURIOUS FOWL

In 2009, Angry Birds released on iOS. Angry Birds is a game franchise that features colorful birds who use a slingshot to destroy the structures and pigs that stole their eggs.

Nerdy Fact: Angry Birds was the first mobile game to hit one billion downloads. It was even downloaded in the remotest areas of Antarctica.

PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Also in 2009, The Princess and the Frog premiered in theaters. The Princess and the Frog is a Disney animated film that tells the story of a waitress who dreams of owning a restaurant and a prince who is turned into a frog by a voodoo spell. They must find a way to break the curse and fall in love along the way.

Nerdy Fact: The silhouette of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King from The Nightmare Before Christmas, can be seen among the shadows of Dr. Facilier’s friends on the other side.





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