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 November 2nd in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
In 1998, the WWF Hardcore Championship Title was created and awarded to Mankind as a joke gimmick, but became a seriously defended title for no holds barred matches which typically involved weapons and the ability to pin your opponent anywhere in or out of the arena.
Nerdy Fact: Soon after its introduction, the Hardcore Championship was given 24/7 rules, meaning it could be contested anytime, anywhere, under no rules, and often changed hands in chaotic and violent matches backstage or at locations in the city the arena was being held in.
In 2001, Monsters, Inc. premiered in theaters. This is a movie about two monsters who work as scarers at a factory that generates power from the screams of human children, but their lives are turned upside down when they encounter a little girl who enters their world.
Nerdy Fact: The character of Sulley, the blue furry monster, had 2.3 million individually animated hairs on his body. It took 11 to 12 hours to render a single frame of Sulley.
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In 2003, Arrested Development premiered. This comedy series follows the misadventures of the Bluth family, a wealthy clan that loses everything after their patriarch is arrested for fraud.
Nerdy Fact: The show’s narrator is none other than Ron Howard, the famous director and actor who also serves as one of the executive producers. However, his role as the narrator was accidental. He filled in for the narrator during the first episode, but his voice lent itself perfectly to the role, so he kept it for all five seasons.
In 2012, Wreck-It Ralph premiered in theaters. This is a Disney animated film about an arcade game villain who wants to be a hero and befriends a glitchy racer in a candy-themed game.
Nerdy Fact: The film’s main antagonist, King Candy, is voiced by Alan Tudyk, who based his performance on Ed Wynn, the actor who played the Mad Hatter in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.