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This Day in Disney History September 14th

1955-True-Life Adventure The African Lion is released.

Animated short Peter and the Wolf is released.

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1964-President Lyndon B. Johnson presents Walt Disney with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea premieres on ABC.

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1969-Television show Wild Geese Calling airs.

Television series Wonderful World of Disney premieres on NBC.

1975-Part 1 of Television special The Boy Who Talked with Badgers airs.

1980-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Revue closes at Magic Kingdom.

1985-Television series Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears airs on NBC.

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Animated series Disney’s Wuzzels airs on CBS.

Live Action series The Golden Girls premieres.

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1991-Television special Disney Afternoon Live! at Disneyland airs.

Television series Nurses premieres.

Nighttime spectacular Main Street Electrical Parade ends its first run at Magic Kingdom.

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1994-Television series All American Girl airs.

1995-Television series Charlie Grace premieres on ABC.

2001-Disney Channel original movie The Poof Point airs.

Hollywood Backlot attraction Who Wants To Be a Millionaire-Play It opens at California Adventure.

2002-Animated series Disney’s Fillmore premieres.

ABC Saturday morning block of Kids programs entitled ABC Kids premieres.

2007-Liberty Square attraction The Haunted Mansion reopens with updated effects.

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2009-Pacific Wharf restaurant Cocina Cucamonga Mexicana Grill opens in California Adventure having moved and replaced Lucky Fortune Cookery.

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This Day in Disney History August 27th

1931-Silly Symphony cartoon Egyptian Melodies is released.

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1943-Animated short Reason and Emotion is released.

1948-Donald Duck cartoon Inferior Decorator is released.

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1949-Final episode of Stand By For Crime airs on ABC.

1955-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Club Theater opens in Disneyland.

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1988-Television movie A Friendship in Vienna airs.

1993-Hollywood picture film Father Hood starring Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Diane Ladd, Sabrina Lloyd and Brian Bonsall is released.

1994-Animated series Marsupilami airs its final episode.

1995-Aladdin’s Royal Caravan ends at Disney-MGM Studios.

1996-Television series Homeboys in Outer Space premieres.

1998-Main Street USA store Camera Center closes in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Town Square Exposition Hall opens in Magic Kingdom.

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1999-Touchstone film The 13th Warrior starring Antonio Banderas and Omar Shariff is released.

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2011-Kids morning programing block on ABC entitled ABC Kids ends.

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This Day in Disney History July 30th

1907-Disney Legend and Mooseketeer Roy Williams is born.

1932-Silly Symphony cartoon Flowers and Trees is released.  It is the first piece of film to ever be in color.

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Silly Symphony cartoon Just Dogs is released.

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1942-Pluto cartoon Out of the Frying Pan and into the Firing Line is delivered to the US Government.

1943-Goofy cartoon Victory Vehicles is released.

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1948-Donald Duck cartoon The Trial of Donald Duck is released.

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1955-Tomorrowland attraction Tomorrowland Boats opens in Disneyland.

1956-Frontierland attraction Mineral Hall opens at Disneyland.

1982-Film Tex is released.

1986-Film Flight of the Navigator starring Joey Cramer, Cliff De Young and Sarah Jessica Parker is released.

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1993-Adventureland attraction Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril opens at Euro Disney now Disneyland Paris.

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1994-Restaurant Odyssey closes in Epcot.

1998-Disney Cruise Lines launches its Maiden voyage on the Disney Magic.

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1999-Touchstone film Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack and Hector Elizondo is released.

2004-Touchstone film directed by M. Knight Shyamalan The Village starring Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and Brenden Gleason is released.

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Final episode of Life with Bonnie airs.

2008-Final episode of Dave the Barbarian airs.

2010-Disney X D series Aaron Stone ends.

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This Day in Disney History July 1st

1924-Alice Comedy Alice and the Dog Catcher is released.

1933-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Gala Premiere is released.

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1966-Primeval World opens on the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad in Disneyland.

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1970-Film The Boatniks is released.

1972-Disney Legend Arnoldo Mondadori dies.

1975-Tomorrowland attraction WEDway People Mover opens in Magic Kingdom.

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1987-Film Adventures in Babysitting is released.

1990-Characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appear at Disney-MGM Studios.

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1994-Parade The Lion King Celebration premieres at Disneyland.

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Pavillion and attraction Innoventions opens in Epcot’s Future World.

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1996-Boardwalk opens at the Boardwalk Inn of Walt Disney World.

Nightclub Atlantic Dance opens up at Boardwalk Inn one of the resorts of Walt Disney World.

Arcade, Store and Restaurant ESPN Zone opens in Boardwalk Inn.

Restaurant Boardwalk Bakery opens at Boardwalk Inn of Walt Disney World.

Restaurant Spoodles opens at Boardwalk Inn.

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1997-The commissary restaurant in Disney-MGM Studios is changed to ABC Commissary.

ABC Sound Studio opens up replacing Monster Sound Show in the backlot of Disney MGM studios.

1998-Film Armageddon is released.

2003-Frontierland show Goofy’s Country Dancin’ opens in Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe Saloon.

2004-Fantasyland store Villain’s Lair closes at Disneyland.

2006-Final episode of The Evidence airs.

2010-Disney Legend Ilene Woods passes away.

Final episode of Happy Town airs on ABC.

Tomorrowland attraction Captain EO returns to Tokyo Disneyland replacing MicroAdventure!, or Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.

2011-Paradise Pier attraction Goofy’s Sky School opens in California Adventure, it is a rethemed Mulholland Madness.

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Paradise Pier restaurant Bayside Brews opens in California Adventure.

Paradise Pier restaurant Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta opens in California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier restaurant Paradise Garden Grille opens in California Adventure.

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2013-Main Street USA store Disneyana takes over the Disney Gallery on Main Street USA.

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This Day in Disney History June 19th

1957-Film Johnny Tremain is released.

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Special cartoon The Story of Anyburg, USA is released.

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Featurette The Wetback Hound is released.

1966-Disney Legend Ed Wynn dies.

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1985-Fantasyland restaurant Yumz opens in Disneyland.

1987-Disney Channel Premiere Film Not Quite Human airs.

1991-Television special Rocketeer: Excitement in the Air airs.

1992-World According to Goofy parade premieres at Disneyland.

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1995-Statue Partners premieres at Magic Kingdom on Main Street USA.

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1998-Animated film Mulan is released.

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West Side attraction DisneyQuest opens at Downtown Disney.

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2001-Television series Go Fish premieres.

2009-touchstone film The Proposal is released.

2015-Coffee shop Creature Comforts opens in Animal Kingdom, it is a Starbucks location.

Film ABCD2 is released in India.

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This Day in Disney History June 3rd

1928-Disney Legend Harold P “Harry” Archinal is born.

1949-Donald Duck cartoon Winter Storage is released.

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1960-Main Street USA restaurant Puffin Bakery closes at Disneyland.

1989-Disney Channel premiere film Looking for Miracles airs.

1994-Touchstone film Renaissance Man starring Danny DeVito, Cliff Robertson and Mark Whalberg is released.

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1996-Gameshow Debt airs on Lifetime.

2001-3rd run of Disney Channel series Bug Juice airs.

2006-Final episode of The Buzz on Maggie airs.

2010-Disney Legend Rue McClanahan dies.

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2011-Disney Legend Wally Boag dies.

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Film X-Men First Class starring James MacAvoy,Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jeniffer Lawrence, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Jackman is released.

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New Orleans Square store Mademoiselle Antionette’s Parfumerie opens in Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Star Tours II-the Adventures Continue opens in Disneyland.

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Paradise Pier Attraction The Little Mermaid-Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opens in California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier store Seaside Souvenirs opens at California Adventure, it is a rethemed Souvenir 66.

Paradise Pier restaurant Corn Dog Castle reopens at California Adventure.

2013-ABC Family series The Fosters premieres.

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This Day in Disney History May 27th

1911-Actor Vincent Price is born.  He will voice Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective and the narrator on Vincent.

1922-Actor Sir Christopher Lee is born.

1933-Silly Symphony Three Little Pigs is released.

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1938-Silly Symphony cartoon Wynken, Blynken and Nod is released.

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1948-Film Melody Time is released.

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1987-Television special An All New  Adventure in Disney’s Sport Goofy: Featuring Sport Goofy in Soccermania airs on NBC.

1992-Sequoia Lodge opens at Euro Disney now Disneyland Paris.

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1995-Main Street USA restaurant Casey’s Corner opens in Magic Kingdom replacing Refreshment Corner.

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1998-Disney Legend Ken O’Connor dies.

2006-Film X-Men: The Last Stand starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Famke Jansen, Rebecca Romijn, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Ellen Page, Ben Foster and Ken Leung is released.

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Final episode of The Buzz on Maggie airs.

2009-Animated series The Goode Family premieres on ABC.

2010-Final episode of Flash Forward airs on ABC.

2011-Parade entitled Mickey’s Soundsational Parade premieres in Disneyland.

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2013-Television series Mistresses premieres.

2016-Film Alice through the Looking Glass is released.

Film X-Men: Apocalypse is released.

California Adventure show Frozen Live at the Hyperion opens at the Hyperion Theater in Hollywoodland.

Discovery Island restaurant Tiffin’s opens in Animal Kingdom.

Nighttime safari premieres on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom.

The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom now shows nighttime projections.

Nighttime show The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic premieres at Animal Kingdom.  This is a temporary show that keeps the cast working while Rivers of Light is still being worked on.

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