November 25, 1940: Voiced by Mel Blanc, Woody Woodpecker laughs his way into cartoon fame in the Andy Panda short Knock Knock.
November 26, 1942: Taking advantage of Allied landings that put the North African city in the news, Warner Bros. opens Casablanca in New York.
November 24, 1947: Ten Hollywood writers and producers are cited for contempt of Congress and will go on to be found guilty and be banished from the film community.
November 21, 1976: Rocky, the low-budget tale of a Philadelphia boxer written by and starring the unknown Sylvester Stallone, debuts.
November 22, 1980: Queen of screen innuendo and double entendre Mae West, 87, dies from complications from a stroke.
November 20, 1986: The epitome of Hollywood sophistication and suaveness, Cary Grant, dies at 82 while taking part in an Iowa film festival.
November 26, 1990: Japanese company Matsushita purchases MCA, parent company of Universal Pictures, for $6.13 billion.
November 22, 1995: The first feature-length computer-animated film, Toy Story, is released by Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.