This Day in History

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.

2016-Film Alice through the Looking Glass is released.

Film X-Men: Apocalypse is released.

California Adventure show Frozen Live at the Hyperion opens at the Hyperion Theater in Hollywoodland.

Discovery Island restaurant Tiffin’s opens in Animal Kingdom.

Nighttime safari premieres on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom.

The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom now shows nighttime projections.

Nighttime show The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic premieres at Animal Kingdom.  This is a temporary show that keeps the cast working while Rivers of Light is still being worked on.

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Veteran’s Day in Disney History

1926-Disney Legend Collin Campbell is born.

1946-Donald Duck cartoon Frank Duck’s Bring em Back Alive is released.

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1953-Donald Duck cartoon Working for Peanuts is released.

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1960-Disney Legend Armand Palivoda dies.

1988-Touchstone film Ernest Saves Christmas starring Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark and Noelle Parker is released.

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Disney Channel Premiere Film Good Old Boy premieres.

1991-Film Billy Bathgate is released.

1992-Film Aladdin is released

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1994-Film The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle and Eric Lloyd is released.

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1995-Television movie The Barefoot Executive airs.

1997-Direct to video movie Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas with the voice talents of Paige O’Hara, Robbie Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters and Tim Curry is released.

2008-Disney Legend Horst Koblischek dies.

2008-Disneyland parade, Parade of Dreams has its final run.

2010-Touchstone film The Tempest is released.

2011-Disney Channel original movie Geek Charming airs.

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2015-Tangled Musical premieres on Disney Cruise Lines.

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This Day in Disney History September 10th

1932-Silly Symphony cartoon King Neptune is released.

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1948-Pluto cartoon Pluto’s Fledgling is released.

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1959-Television show Zorro the Avenger airs.

1963-Marvel Comics publishes X-Men #1 that premieres the X-Men.

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Among those that debut are Professor X, Magneto, The Beast, Jean Grey aka The Phoenix and Cyclops.

1978-Television series Kids are People Too premieres on ABC.

1983-Final performance of Flights of Fantasy runs at Disneyland.

1990-Disney Afternoon premieres.

Final episode of The Magical World of Disney airs.

1993-Touchstone film Money for Nothing starring John Cusack is released.

Television series Bill Nye the Science Guy premieres on PBS.

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Television series The Crusaders airs.

1995-Final episode of Disney’s Adventures in Wonderland airs.

2003-Final episode of The Family airs.

2007-Fantasyland store Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opens in Magic Kingdom replacing The King’s Gallery.

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2008-Marvel comic Big Hero 6 is published.

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This Day in Disney History June 21st

1930-Silly Symphony cartoon Frolicking Fish is released.

1961-Donald Duck cartoon Donald and the Wheel is released.

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Donald Duck cartoon The Litterbug is released.

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Film The Parent Trap starring Haley Mills is released.

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1967-Film The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle is released.

1985-Film Return to Oz is released.

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1988-Robert Zemeckis directed Touchstone film Who Framed Roger Rabbit starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Joanna Cassidy is released.

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1989-Walt Disney World welcomes its 300 Millionth Guest.

1991-Film The Rocketeer starring Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin and Timothy Dalton is released.

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Celebration USA parade premieres at Disneyland.

1995-Nighttime parade Disney’s Electrical Parade ends its first run at Tokyo Disneyland.

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1996-Animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the voice talents of Tom Hulce, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Jason Alexander, Mary Wickes and David Ogden Stiers is released.

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Frontierland attraction Hunchback of Notre Dame-Festival of Fools opens in Disneyland.

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Frontierland restaurant Festival of Foods opens in Disneyland, replacing Big Thunder Barbecue.

Backlot attraction Hunchback of Notre Dame-A Musical Adventure opens in Disney-MGM Studios.

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2002-Animated film Lilo & Stitch featuring the voice talents of David Ogden Stiers and Kevin McDonald is released.

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2005-Final episode of Blind Justice airs

2011-Television series Combat Hospital premieres on ABC.

2013-Pixar film Monsters University with the voice talents of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Bucsemi, Helen Mirren, Dave Foley, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski and John Ratzenburger is released to huge acclaim.

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This Day in Disney History June 18th

1954-Short Animated feature Casey Bats Again is released.

Animated short The Martins and the Coys released.

1959-Featurette Eyes in Outer Space is released.

1983-Parade Flights of Fantasy opens in Disneyland, celebrating the new Fantasyland.

1988-The Land Mickey’s Birthdayland opens at Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Birthdayland attraction Grandma Duck’s Farm opens in Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Birthdayland attraction Mickey’s Hollywood Theater opens in Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Birthdayland attraction Minnie’s Surprise Party opens at Magic Kingdom.

1989-Television Special Davy Crockett: Warrior’s Farewell airs.

1994-Final episode of Nurses airs.

1996-Television special Disney’s Most Unlikely Heroes airs.

1999-Animated film Tarzan featuring the voice talents of Tony Goldwynn, Glenn Close, Rosie O’Donnell, Minnie Driver, Nigel Hawthorne, Brian Blessed, Wayne Knight, Alex D Linz and Lance Henriksen is released.

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2002-Direct-to-Video film Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch is released.

Television series Houston Medical premieres on ABC.

2004-Disney Channel original series Phil of the Future premieres.

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2010-Pixar film Toy Story 3 with the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cussack, Don Rickles, John Ratzenburger, Wallace Shawn, Jodi Benson, Ned Beatty, Richard Kind, Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt and Bud Lucky is released.

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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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Revenge of the Fifth in Disney History

1905-Disney Legend Floyd Gottfredson is born.

1927-Actress Pat Carroll is born.

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1929-Disney Legend Ilene Woods is born.

1969-Final episode of The Outcasts airs on ABC.

1984-Disney Channel icon DTV premieres.  They take popular songs and overlay them with Disney Animation.

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1958-Pay-TV movie for Disney Channel The Undergrads starring Art Carney airs.

1986-Final episode of Hardcastle and McCormick airs on ABC.

1987-Disney Dollars is introduced, though highly mocked by popular media, it is acceptable as currency in Disney Stores and Parks.

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1988-Final episode of Hotel airs on ABC.

Final episode of Max Headroom airs on ABC.

1990-Animated series Tale Spin premieres.

Final episode of B.L. Stryker airs on ABC.

2004-Hollywood Backlot attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opens in California Adventure.

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2005-Main Street USA attraction Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years premieres.  It stars Steve Martin and Donald Duck who discuss the history of Disney.

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Tomorrowland attraction Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters opens in Disneyland.

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Disneyland parade, Parade of Dreams premieres.

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Nighttime spectacular Remember…Dreams Come True premieres at Disneyland.

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Block Party Bash premieres at California Adventure.

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Fantasyland show Cinderellabration premieres at Magic Kingdom.

The Land pavilion attraction Soarin’ opens in Epcot’s Future World.

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Backlot show Lights, Motors, Action! premieres at Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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2006-Playhouse Disney series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse premieres.

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New Orleans Square attraction The Haunted Mansion reopens featuring updated effects and changes to the attic scene.

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2013-Final episode of Red Widow airs on ABC.

2015-Series Forever ends on ABC.

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