This Day in History

Groundhog’s Day in Disney History

1923-Disney Legend Bonita Granville is born.  She will later marry Jack Wrather.

1933-Actor Tony Jay is born in London, England.

1955-Television show Wind in the Willows airs.

1964-Part 2 of television series Bristle Face starring Slim Pickens and George Lindsay airs.

1967-Film Monkeys, Go Home! starring Dean Jones and Maurice Maurice Chevalier is released.


1969-Television special Pancho, the Fastest Paw in the West airs.

1986-Television series The Disney Sunday Movie airs.

Television movie Help Wanted: Kids airs.

1990-Touchstone film Stella starring Bette Middler, John Goodman and Stephen Collins is released.

1992-Moderate Resort Dixie Landings opens in Walt Disney World.


Restaurant Boatwright’s Dining Hall opens in Dixie Landings, now Port Orleans Riverside at Walt Disney World Resort.

1996-Hollywood Pictures film White Squall starring Jeff Bridges is released.

Final episode of Danny airs.

2001-Disney Channel Original Movie Motorcrossed airs.

2008-Phineas and Ferb episode The Fast and the Phineas airs.


2010-Playhouse Disney series Where is Warehouse Mouse? airs its final episode.


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