This Day in History

New Years Eve in Disney History

1918-Disney Legend Virginia Davis is born, she will play in the Alice Comedies as the lead role.

1920-Disney Legend Rex Allen is born.

1957-The Ten Millionth guest walks through the  Gates of Disneyland.

Disneyland celebrates its first New Years celebration.

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1969-Film The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes starring Kurt Russell and Cesar Romero is released.

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1983-Television show The Wise One airs.

1990-Fantasyland Show Dick Tracy starring in Diamond Double Cross closes in Videopolis of Disneyland.

1992-Pleasure Island Nightclub 8TRAX opens, replacing Cage.

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2000-Disney Legend Masatomo Takahashi dies.

2002-Sunset Boulevard attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror launches its 4th reincarnation where the drops are now random at Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  It features the frightening tagline ‘The Tower is in Control”

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2003-Membership club The Disney Club is disbanded, it is replaced by the Disney Rewards Visa.

2005-Final episode of The Proud Family airs.

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This Day in Disney History December 27th

1926-Alice comedy Alice the Lumberjack is released.

1930-Silly Symphony cartoon Playful Pan is released.

1940-Pluto cartoon Pantry Pirate is released.

1963-Final episode of Game Show Who Do You Trust? airs on ABC.

1967-Final episode of Custer airs on ABC.

1991-Final episode of The Carol Burnett Show airs.  Not to be confused with the original show of that name.

1999-Disney Legend Leonard Goldenson dies.

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Christmas Day in Disney History

1950-Television special One Hour in Wonderland airs.

1951-Television special Walt Disney Christmas Show airs.

1953-Donald Duck Cartoon Canvas Back Duck is released.

Goofy cartoon How to Sleep is released.

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1955-Animated short from Johnny Appleseed from Melody Time is released.

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Frontierland attraction Mike Fink Keelboats opens at Disneyland.

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1956-People and Places Featurette Samoa is released.

1957-Film Old Yeller starring Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk and Kevin Corcoran is released.

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Featurette Portugal is released.

1958-People and Places featurette Seven Cities of Antartica is released.

Film Tonka is released.

1963-Animated film The Sword in the Stone is released.

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1969-Arena Show Disney on Parade premieres in Chicago, it is the predecessor for World on Ice.

1975-Animated short The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad is released.

Film Ride a Wild Pony is released.

1983-The Walt Disney World’s Very Merry Christmas Parade airs, it will be the beginning of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade that continues on till now.

1984-Final episode of Paper Dolls airs.

1994-Film Ruyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is released.

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1996-Hollywood Pictures musical film Evita starring Madonna, Antonio Banderas and Jonathon Pryce is released.

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1997-Film An American Warewolf in Paris is released.

Touchstone film Kundun is released.

Film Mr. Magoo starring Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Ernie Hudson and Malcolm McDowell is released.

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1998-Animated short Goofy’s Extreme Sports: Paracycling is released.

Film Mighty Joe Young starring Bill Paxton, Chalize Theron and Naveen Andrews is released.

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Touchstone film A Civil Action is released.

2003-Film The Young Black Stallion is released.

2005-Touchstone film Casanova starring Heath Ledger is released.

2008-Actress Earth Kitt dies of Colon Cancer, she played Catwoman in Batman, Old Lady Hackney in Ernest Scared Stupid, Madam Zeroni in Holes and voiced Yzma in Emporer’s New Groove.

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Film Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce and Richard Griffiths is released.

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2014-Film Into the Woods starring Merryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kenderick, Chris Pine and Johnnie Depp is released.

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