This Day in History

This Day in Disney History December 16th

1929-Walt Disney Productions is formed taking over the Disney Brothers company.

Silly Symphony cartoon The Merry Dwarfs is released.

1949-Donald Duck cartoon Toy Tinkers is released.


1959-Tru Life Adventure Jungle Cat is released.

Documentary Mysteries of the Deep is released.

1962-Television show Hurricane Hanna airs.

1966-Final episode of A Flame in the Wind airs on ABC.

1973-Television show The Proud Bird from Shanghai airs.

1974-Film Island at the Top of the World is released.


1977-Film Candleshoe starring Jodie Foster is released.


Film Pete’s Dragon starring Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, Red Buttons, Shelly Winters and Jim Backus is released.


1978-First Disney movies on Laserdisc are released.


Animated short The Small One is released.


1979-Television show Major Effects airs.

1983-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Christmas Carol is released.


1987-Television special Muppet Family Christmas airs.


1989-Fantasyland show One Man’s Dream premieres at Disneyland.

1990-The Commissary restaurant in Backlot area of Disney-MGM Studios.

1991-Television movie In the Nick of Time airs.

1994-Fantasyland attraction Snow White’s Scary Adventure opens in Magic Kingdom.


1997-Disney Legend Lillian Bounds Disney the wife of Walt dies.

1999-Film Mystery, Alaska is released.

2006-Final episode of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! airs.

2009-Disney Legend Roy E Disney dies.

2011-Final episode of PrankStars airs.

2015-Adventureland restaurant Skipper’s Canteen opens in Magic Kingdom.



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