This Day in History

This Day in Disney History May 31st

1992-Disney Channel Premiere Film Still Not Quite Human airs.

1993-Disney Legend Donn Tatum dies.

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1995-Backlot show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ends its run at Disney-MGM Studios.

1996-Hollywood Picture film Eddie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella is released.

1998-Pleasure Island club Wildhorse Saloon opens in Downtown Disney.

2000-Animated series The Clerks premieres on ABC.

2011-Paradise Pier store Embarcadero Gifts opens in California Adventure.

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This Day in Disney History May 30th

1927-Alice Comedy Alice’s Picnic is released.

1932-Disney Legend Dick Nunis is born.

1936-Mickey Mouse cartoon Thru the Mirror is released.

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1941-Mickey Mouse cartoon Canine Caddy is released.

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1947-Figaro cartoon Figaro and Frankie is released.

1953-Donald Duck cartoon Don’s Fountain of Youth is released.

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1956-Television Special Behind the Scenes with Fess Parker airs.

1981-Disney Legend Wally Feignoux dies.

1986-Final episode of Disney Channel series Welcome to Pooh Corner airs.

1991-Final episode of My Life and Times airs on ABC.

1997-Hollywood Picture Gone Fishin’ starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover is released.

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Final episode of Caryl & Marilyn: Real Friends airs on ABC.

Frontierland restaurant Festival of Foods becomes Big Thunder Barbecue at Disneyland.

2003-Pixar film Finding Nemo with the voice talents of Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres, Willem Dafoe, Stephen Root, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis and John Ratzenberger is released.

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2004-Final episode of Line of Fire airs on ABC.

2005-Television movie Romy and Michelle: In the Beginning airs on ABC Family.

2011-Television series Extreme Weight Loss premieres.

2012-Part 3 of History Channel series Hatfields & McCoys starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton airs.

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2014-Film Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning is released.

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This Day in Disney History May 29th

1937-Donald Duck cartoon Modern Inventions is released.

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1944-Film The Amazon Awakens is released.

1957-Television show The Liberty Story airs.

1959-Television special I Captured the King of the Leprechauns airs.

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1986-Future World attraction Spaceship Earth reopens after a brief refurbishment in EPCOT Center.

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1987-Fantasyland store Briar Rose Cottage opens in Disneyland, it replaced Mickey’s Christmas Chalet.

1989-Firework spectacular Sorcery in the Sky opens in Disney-MGM Studios.

1992-Touchstone film Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Najimy and Mary Wickes is released.

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2009-Pixar film Up featuring the voice talents of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai and John Ratzenberger is released.

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Phineas and Ferb episode Don’t Even Blink and Chez Platypus airs.

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2012-Part 2 of History Channel series Hatfields & McCoys starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton airs.

"The Hatfields and the McCoys"

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This Day in Disney History May 28th

1928-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Oh What a Knight is released.

1945-Educational film The Dawn of Better Living is delivered to Westinghouse Electric Co.

1953-The short cartoon Adventures in Music: Melody premieres.

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1960-Frontierland attraction Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland opens in Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland attraction The Art of Animation opens in Disneyland.

1961-Television special Disneyland ’61/Olympic Elk airs.

1966-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens Disneyland.

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1978-Television movie The Young Runaways airs.

1986-Final episode of T.J. Hooker airs.

1987-Final episode of Our World airs on ABC.

1988-Contemporary resort restaurant Gulf Coast Room closes.

1991-Final episode of Thirtysomething airs on ABC.

1993-Hollywood Pictures film Super Mario Bros starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper is released.

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1994-Walt Disney World resort Wilderness Lodge opens, it is modeled after Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park.

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Wilderness Lodge children’s club Cub’s Den opens in Walt Disney World.

Store Wilderness Lodge Mercantile opens with the resort.

Wilderness Lodge restaurant Artist’s Point opens in Walt Disney World.

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Wilderness Lodge restaurant Roaring Forks opens.

Wilderness Lodge restaurant Whispering Canyon Cafe opens.

1999-Nighttime parade Main Street Electrical Parade premieres at Magic Kingdom, this will be the second run here.

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2002-Final episode of Philly airs on ABC.

2004-Touchstone film Raising Helen starring Kate Hudson is released.

2010-Film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Atherton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina is released.

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2012-History series Hatfields & McCoys starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton airs its first part.

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2013-Final episode of Body of Proof airs on ABC.

2014-Fantasyland attraction Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opens in Magic Kingdom.

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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.

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This Day in Disney History May 26th

1976-Film Escape from the Dark is released.

1983-Communicore pavilion Epcot Outreach opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

1990-Mickey’s Star Land opens in Magic Kingdom replacing Mickey’s Birthdayland.

1991-Final episode of The 100 Lives of Savage Black Jack airs.

Television movie Plymouth airs.

1995-Touchstone film Mad Love starring Chris O’Donnell and Drew Barrymore is released.

2000-Touchstone film Shanghai Noon starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson is released.

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2002-Wonderful World of Disney Movie Switching Goals airs.

2009-Final episode of Reaper airs.

Paradise Pier Store Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack closes at California Adventure.

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2010-New Orleans Square Jewel of Orleans reopens under Disney Management in Disneyland.

Fantasyland Store Geppetto’s Sweet Shoppe opens in Disneyland, replacing Wishing Crystal.

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1932-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Revue is released.  It features the first appearance of Dippy Dog better known today as Goofy.

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1935-Silly Symphony cartoon The Cookie Carnival is released.

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1955-Featurette Arizona Sheepdog is released.

Film Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier starring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebson is released.

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1977-Film Star Wars IV A New Hope starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Sir Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, Kenny Baker, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew and James Earl Jones, directed by George Lucas is released.

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1983-Film Star Wars VI The Return of the Jedi starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Sir Alec Guinness, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Ian McDairmid, Frank Oz and James Earl Jones is released.

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Fantasyland reopens in Disneyland after a remodel.

Fantasyland attraction King Arthur Carousel opens in Fantasyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Snow White’s Scary Adventure opens in Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Pinocchio’s Daring Journey opens in Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Peter Pan’s Flight opens in Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride opens in Disneyland.

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Fantasyland store Mickey’s Christmas Chalet opens after Fantasyland remodel.

Fantasyland restaurant Village Haus opens at Disneyland, replacing Character Foods.

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1986-Television show Casebusters airs.

Television show My Town starring Glenn Ford airs.

1990-Touchstone film Fire Birds starring Nicholas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones is released.

Mickey Avenue show Here Come the Muppets premieres at Disney-MGM Studios.

2001-Touchstone film Pearl Harbor starring Ben Afleck, Josh Hartnet and Kate Beckinsale is released.

2007-Film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightly, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Kevin McNally, Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hollander and Naomie Harris is released.

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Final episode of Shorty McShorts’ Shorts is released.

New Orleans Square attraction Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island opens in Disneyland.

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2009-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Revue closes at Tokyo Disneyland.

2010-Disneyland’s Rivers of America reopens after a refurbishment allowing guest to once again ride Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes once again navigate the body of Water.

2012-Film Men in Black 3 is released.

Animated film Arjun: The Warrior Prince is released.

2013-Fantasyland theater show Mickey and the Magical Map premieres at Disneyland.

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