This Day in History

This Day in Disney History August 11th

1934-Mickey Mouse cartoon Orphan’s Benefit is released.

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1939-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Penguin is released.

Donald's Penguin 4

1943-Educational film Defense Against Invasion is delivered to its contractor.

1950-Pluto cartoon Food for Feudin’ is released.


1955-Frontierland restaurant Casa de Fritos opens in Disneyland.

1973-Lucasfilm American Graffiti starring Richard Dreyfus, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, MacKenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Suzanne Sommers and some guy named Harrison Ford is released.


1995-Mickey Mouse cartoon Runaway Brain is released.


Film A Kid in King Arthur’s Court starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joss Ackland, Ron Moody, Art Malik and Kate Winslet is released.


Hollywood Pictures film Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeifer is released.

1997-Television series The View premieres.


2004-Film The  Princess Diaries 2 starring Anne Hatheway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo and John Rhys-Davies is released.

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2006-Film Step Up is released.

2014-Disney Legend Robin Williams passes away.



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