This Day in History

This Day in Disney History May 19th

1906-Disney Legend Jimmy MacDonald is born.

1915-Disney Legend Al Konetzni is born.

1934-Mickey Mouse cartoon Gulliver Mickey is released.

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Film Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons is released

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Cousin Gus is released.

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1950-Pluto cartoon Primitive Pluto is released.

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1960-Film Pollyanna starring Haley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olsen, Agnes Moorehead, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp and Kevin Corcoran is released.

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1969-Final episode of The Big Valley airs on ABC.

1971-Frontierland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Disneyland replacing Indian War Canoes.

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1984-Final episode of Fantasy Island airs on ABC.

1986-Circle Vision film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World closes at Tokyo Disneyland.

1987-Disney Channel series Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables airs.

1990-Disney Channel premiere film Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme is released.

1993-Miniseries Wild Palms airs final episode on ABC.

1999-Film Star Wars I The Phantom Menace starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Samuel L Jackson, Terrence Stamp, Ian McDairmid, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz is released.

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2000-Live action and animated film Dinosaur is released.

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2005-Film Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith starring Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christenson, Ian McDairmid, Samuel L Jackson, Christopher Lee, Temuera Morrison, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz and James Earl Jones is released.

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2006-Mission: Space premieres the Green Team experience in Epcot’s Future World, it is a less intensive version of Mission: Space.

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2008-Television series The Bachelorette premieres, this is it’s second run.

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This Day in Disney History April 28th

1930-Silly Symphony cartoon Night is released.

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Hockey Champ is released.

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1950-Donald Duck cartoon Trailer Horn is released.

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1968-Television show Nature’s Charter Tours airs.

1995-Hollywood Picture A Pyromaniac’s Love Story is released.

1997-Fantasyland restaurant Cinderella’s Royal Table opens in Magic Kingdom, replacing King Stephan’s Banquet Hall.

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Part 2 of Miniseries The Shining airs on ABC.

2002-Marketplace icon Captain’s Tower closes to become the Disney’s Pin Traders location in Downtown Disney.

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2004-Final episode of Rolie Polie Olie airs.

2006-Touchstone film Stick It starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym and Vanessa Lengies is released.

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2008-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Store Abu’s Bazaar opens in Arabian Coast of Tokyo DisneySea.

2010-Television series Happy Town premieres on ABC.

2016-Earful Tower is taken down at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Tokyo Disneyland’s Birthday in Disney History

1917-Actor Hans Conried is born.

1932-Mickey Mouse cartoon Barnyard Olympics is released.

1938-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Nephews is released.

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1962-Television special Disneyland After Dark airs.

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1973-Main Street USA attraction The Walt Disney Story opens in Magic Kingdom.

1975-Tomorrowland attraction Flight to the Moon closes in Magic Kingdom.

1983-Disney’s fourth theme park and second modeled after Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland opens in Urayasu, Japan.  Just outside of Tokyo this is land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay and with a joint venture of the Oriental Land Company this park opened and is an extremely successful venture.

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World Bazaar attraction Fire Truck opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar attraction Horseless Carriage opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar attraction Omnibus opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar attraction Main Street Cinema opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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World Bazaar attraction Penny Arcade opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Camera Center opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Disneyana opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Grand Emporium opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store New Century Clock Shop opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Storybook Store opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar restaurant Crystal Palace opens  in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Adventureland opens up with Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland attraction Pirates of the Caribbean opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

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Adventureland attraction The Jungle Cruise opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

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Adventureland attraction Western River Railroad opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland attraction Enchanted Tiki Room opens up in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland Bazaar opens up in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland Restaurant Club 33 opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland restaurant Polynesian Terrace opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland restaurant Royal Street Veranda opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

The land Westernland opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Tom Sawyer Island opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Mark Twain Riverboat opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Westernland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Westernland Shootin’ Gallery opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Country Bear Theatre opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Hungry Bear Restaurant opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Lucky Nugget Cafe opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Mile Long Bar opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland Restaurant Pecos Bill Cafe opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Plaza Pavilion opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

The Land Fantasyland opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland icon Cinderella’s Castle opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Cinderella’s Castle Carousel opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Revue opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Peter Pan’s Flight opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Pinocchio’s Daring Journey opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Snow White’s Scary Adventure opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction The Haunted Mansion opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland store Tinkerbell’s Toy Shoppe opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland store The Mad Hatter opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Captain Hook’s Galley opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Four Corners Food Fair opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Small World Restaurant opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Troubadour Tavern opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Skyway attraction between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

The land Tomorrowland opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Grand Circuit Raceway opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Star Jets opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Star Jets opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction The Eternal Sea opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Meet the World opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Circle Vision opens with Magic Carpet ‘Round the World at Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Space Mountain opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland restaurant Plaza Restaurant opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland restaurant Space Place Food Port opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

1985-Television series Me and Mom premieres on ABC.

Television series Lady Blue premieres on ABC.

1988-Film Return to Snowy River is released.

Tomorrowland show One Man’s Dream premiers at Tokyo Disneyland.

1990-Television special Celebrity Celebration aboard the Queen Mary airs.

1991-Television movie She Stood Alone airs.

1993-World Bazaar attraction The Disney Gallery opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

1994-Film White Fang 2: The Myth of the White Wolf starring Alfred Molina is released.

1996-The Land Mickey’s Toontown opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Mickey’s Toontown attraction Goofy’s Bounce House opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Gadget’s Go Coaster opens in Mickey’s Toontown of Tokyo Disneyland.

Mickey’s Toontown attraction Jolly Trolley opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Mickey’s Toontown attraction Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime open up in Mickey’s Toontown of Tokyo Disney.

1997-Television series Soul Man premieres.

Tomorrowland 3D attraction MicroAdventure! opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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1998-Statue Partners premieres in World Bazaar of Tokyo Disneyland.

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1999-Film Entropy is released, it is an independent film that Touchstone will released on Video.  It stars Kelly MacDonald and Hector Elizando.

2004-Tomorrowland attraction Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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2011-Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth airs.

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2012-Nightime spectacular ElecTRONica ends at California Adventure.

Future World attraction Test Track closes at Epcot, it will be refurbished.

2013-Disney Junior series Henry Hugglemonster premieres.

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2016-Live action movie The Jungle Book is released.

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National Caramel Day in Disney History

1930-Disney Legend Mary Costa is born.

1940-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Dog Laundry is released.

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1956-Tomorrowland attraction Bathroom of Tomorrow opens in Disneyland.

1985-Game Show Trivia Trap airs final episode on ABC.

1986-Mini series Return to Treasure Island airs on Disney Channel.

1991-Hollywood Picture film The Marrying Man starring Kim Bassinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia and Armand Asante is released.

Television series The 100 Lives of Savage Black Jack premieres.

1998-Wonderful World of Disney movie Tourist Trap starring Daniel Stern, Julie Hagerty and Paul Giamatti airs.

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2002-Film Big Trouble starring Tim Allen, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Zooey Deschenal, Johnny Knoxville and Rene Russo is released, based upon  a book by Dave Barry.

Disney Channel original movie Tru Confessions starring Shia LeBeouf airs.

2009-Disney Legend Bob Booth dies.

2011-Final episode of No Ordinary Family airs on ABC.

2012-Television series Scandal premieres on ABC.

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2014-Disneyland Paris hosts first annual Swing into Spring.

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This Day in Disney History March 30th

1913-Disney Legend Marc Davis is born.

1945-Donald Duck cartoon The Eyes Have It is released.

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1970-Soap Opera the Best of Everything premieres on ABC.

1976-Disney Legend and Imagineer Richard Irvine dies.

1983-Miniseries The Thorn Birds airs final episode.

1996-Frontierland attraction Mike Fink Keelboats opens at Disneyland.

2000-Television series Wonderland premieres.

2005-Television series Eyes premieres.

2007-Animated film Meet the Robinsons is released.

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Television series Six Degrees airs final episode.

Final episode of The Replacements airs.

2008-Golden Vine Winery attraction Seasons of the Vine closes at California Adventure.

2016-World Showcase attraction Agent P’s World Showcase Tour changes now allowing guests to use their own smartphone in addition to the phone device used on the adventure.

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Walt Disney Company Project Tracker March 1st 2017

What does the future hold for the Walt Disney Company,

Walt Disney would say, “We are just getting started.”

Ant-Man 2 will be called Ant-Man and the Wasp and is slated for July 6th 2018.

The next Avengers movie will be in two parts Avengers: Infiniti War will no longer be a two part movie, rather it will be Avengers: Infiniti War released May 4th 2018 and as of now an untitled Avengers movie released May 3rd 2019.

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In the meantime Marvel has released a simple production trailer.

Disney has announced many details about the brand new live action Beauty and the Beast that will be premiering in 2017.  Along with the return of Alan Menken and Tim Rice, it will have Emma Watson playing Belle, with Dan Stevens playing the Prince/Beast, Luke Evans the role of Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Maurice Belle’s father.

Marvel has plans to create and release an adaptation of Black Panther on February 16th 2018.  Though the character will be made his first appearance in Captain America Civil War.  I like this character and am looking forward to seeing more of this character.

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Captain Marvel will also be getting her own movie to come out March 8th 2019.  Despite what the graphic says below.

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Pixar is also under development for a brand new Cars, Cars 3. This is scheduled to be released June 16th 2017.

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Another animated movie is in the works for Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.

Pixar is working on another animated movie called Coco that is slated to be released November 22nd 2017.

At the last Shareholders Meeting Bog Iger announced that two new ships would be coming to the fleet of Disney Cruise Line in 2021 and 2023. As of yet, they have no official name, so I refer to them as Five & Six.

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Due to it’s immense popularity, a second Descendants is in the works for Disney Channel.

The classic 90’s cartoon Ducktales is in production.  This will come to Disney X D.

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Disney also has plans for a live action Dumbo.

Construction is nearly done for the Explorer’s Lodge, the third hotel at Hong Kong Disneyland to open this year.  As you can now go on the website and see details.

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Gigantic release date has been pushed back.

GIGANTIC – DOWN TO EARTH — Adventure-seeker Jack discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds, hatching a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl. Directed by Nathan Greno ("Tangled") and produced by Dorothy McKim ("Get A Horse!"), "Gigantic" hits U.S. theaters in 2018. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

GIGANTIC – DOWN TO EARTH — Adventure-seeker Jack discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds, hatching a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl. Directed by Nathan Greno (“Tangled”) and produced by Dorothy McKim (“Get A Horse!”), “Gigantic” hits U.S. theaters in 2018. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel is working on a second Guardians of the Galaxy that will be released May 5th 2017, production has already begun.

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The Tower Hotel of California Adventure continues it’s transformation into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.  Opening date is slated for May 27th.

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Disney is still working on it’s remake of The Haunted Mansion.

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Pixar is working on a sequel to Incredibles, Incredibles 2 is underway and release date has changed for June 15th 2018.

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A fifth Indiana Jones will be coming out in 2019.  It reunite Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg. Not much more is known about the story.  We will talk about the next Indiana Jones later, but for now we can only speculate.

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A live action version of The Little Mermaid is in the works.

Disney recently announced that they are bringing back for Disney Junior the popular 80’s cartoon Muppet Babies back.  I don’t have kids at all, but I still want to watch that show.

Pandora the World of Avatar is under construction and will open May 27th.

Disneyland is currently working on Star Wars Land Construction, but Disney will be returning the Rivers of America in their shortened state next year, this will include the Disneyland Railroad, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes and Tom Sawyer’s Island.  Also it will mean the return of Fantasmic.

Star Wars Episode VII The Last Jedi is slated for a December 2017 release this year.

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Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX are a couple of years away, with the 8th episode planned for a release on December of 2017.

Disney announced Star Wars land, and people have had an explosion of joy over the new concepts, here is a look at the many new and wonderful concepts coming.  It will be coming in the year 2019.

Tokyo Disneyland is getting a remodel to Fantasyland.

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Also announced was a Beauty and the Beast ride.

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Not to mention there will also be coming a Big Hero 6 flatland or carnival Type attraction.

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Tokyo DisneySea is adding a new port that will be Scandinavian themed.

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Tokyo DisneySea is now transforming the StormRider attraction into a Finding Nemo ride.

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They have announced Toy Story 4 will be under work. It will come out June 15th 2018.

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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, construction is underway for Toy Story Land that will be coming sometime in the future.

 

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This Day in Disney History February 20th

1928-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Africa Before Dark is released.

1937-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Moose Hunters is released.

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1959-Part 6 of Television Show Elfego Baca: The Griswold Murder airs.

1966-Part 2 of Television Show The Legend of Young Dick Turpin airs.

1972-Television show The City Fox airs.

1977-Television show Go West, Young Dog airs.

1982-Television series Beyond Witch Mountain airs.

1985-Voice of Donald Duck and Disney Legend Clarence Nash dies.

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1999-ABC Sound Studio closes in Backlot of Disney-MGM Studios.

2000-Marketplace restaurant Cap’n Jack’s Oyster Bar becomes Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant in Downtown Disney.

2004-Muppets officially join the family of Disney.

Film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen starring Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox is released.

2008-Final episode of Cashmere Mafia airs on ABC.

2015-Film MacFarland USA is released starring Kevin Costner.

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