This Day in History

This Day in Disney History May 6th

1916-Disney Legend Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White, is born.

1938-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Trailer is released.

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1984-Disney Channel premiere film Gone Are the Days airs.

1985-Disney Channel series Dumbo’s Circus is released.

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1988-Norway pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion store Fjording opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Norway pavilion restaurant Akershus opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion restaurant Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase Tour.

1989-Disney Channel series Teen Win, Lose or Draw premieres.

1990-Television show The Muppets at Walt Disney World airs.

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1991-The Walt Disney Company joins the prestigious list the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1995-ABC original movie Freaky Friday airs.

2005-Disney Legend Joe Grant dies.

2011-Film Thor starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings and Clark Gregg is released.

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Disney Channel show A.N.T. Farm airs.

Final episode of Suite Life on Deck airs.

2012-Final episode of GCB airs.

2016-Marvel film Captain America: Civil War is released.

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This Day in Disney History March 16th

1911-Disney Legend Harper Goff is born.

1923-Disney Legend Joyce Carlson is born.

1935-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Service Station is released.

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1945-Pluto cartoon Dog Watch is released.

1960-Documentary featurette Islands of the Sea is released.

1961-Animated short The Saga of Windwagon Smith is released.

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The film The Absent-Minded Professor is released.

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1969-Part 1 of Television show Ride a Northbound Horse airs.

1974-Circle Vision film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World opens in Magic Kingdom.

1975-Television show Deacon, the High Noon Dog airs.

1991-Comunicore attraction Electronic Poll closes at EPCOT’s Future World.

1999-Direct to Video Touchstone film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is released.

2002-10th Disney Park and second at Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Studios Paris, opens.

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Front Lot attraction Disney Studio1 opens with Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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Production Courtyard attraction Cinemagique opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Production Courtyard attraction Studio Tram Tour-Behind the Magic opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Production Courtyard attraction Walt Disney Television Studios opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Production Courtyard restaurant Rendezvous des Stars opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Backlot attraction Armageddon: Les Effets Speciaux opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Backlot attraction Moteurs…Action! opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Backlot attraction Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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Backlot restaurant Backlot Express Restaurant opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Toon Studio attraction Animagique opens with Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Toon Studio attraction L’Art de l’Animation Disney opens with Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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Toon Studio attraction Flying Carpets over Agrabah opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

2011-Liberty Square attraction The Haunted Mansion reopens with a brand new interactive queue in Haunted Mansion.

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2016-Discoveryland attraction Star Tours closes down in Disneyland Paris.  It is the last of the original Star Tours to close down for it’s transformation.

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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 January 3rd

1965-Television special on Wonderful World of Color The Disneyland Tenth Anniversary Show airs.

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1971-Part 1 of Television show Three Without Fear airs.

1984-Circle Vision film America the Beautiful ends its run as an attraction in Tomorrowland of Disneyland.

1989-Main Street USA restaurant Sunkist Citrus House closes in Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction If You Could Fly closes at Magic Kingdom.

1991-Television series Blossom starring Mayim Bialik airs.

1994-Television series The Good Life premieres.

The Land pavilion animatronic show Kitchen Kabaret closes in Epcot’s Future World.

1998-Final episode of Wide World of Sports airs on ABC.  From now on, ESPN takes care of all of the sporting needs.

2004-The Land pavilion attraction Food Rocks closes in Epcot’s Future World.

2007-Television series Knights of Prosperity premieres.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ Space Mountain opens in Disneyland a rock and roll themed experience of Space Mountain.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ California Screamin’ opens in California Adventure.  A different soundtrack to California Screamin’.

2016-Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights ends, shutting down a 20 year run at Disney-MGM and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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This Day in Disney History December 10th

1932-Silly Symphony Santa’s Workshop is released.

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1937-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Ostrich is released.

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1961-Television show Kids is Kids airs.

1965-Spider-Man Comic Spider-Man #31 is published where Gwen Stacy debuts.

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In the same issue Harry Osborn debuts.

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1967-Part 1 of Television special A Boy Called Nuthin’ airs.

1969-Disney Legend Leigh Harline dies.

Featurette It’s Tough To Be a Bird is released.

1978-Television special Christmas at Walt Disney World airs.

1989-Part 2 of Television series A Mother’s courage: The Mary Thomas Story airs.

1992-Television special Best of Country 92: Countdown at the Neon Armadillo airs.

1993-Touchstone film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habbit starring Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, James Coburn and Mary Wickes is released.

The Land pavilion attraction Living with the Land opens in Epcot’s Future World.

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Greenhouse Tours opens in the Land Pavilion of EPCOT Center’s Future World, replacing Tomorrow’s Harvest.

1994-Television special Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic airs.

1999-Touchstone film Duece Bigalow: Male Gigalo is released.

2004-Film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchet, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum and Michael Gambon is released.

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This Day in Disney History November 10th

1944-Disney Legend Sir Tim Rice is born.

1953-Animated short feature Ben and Me is released.

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Tru-Life Adventure The Living Desert is released.

Special cartoon Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom is released.

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1954-Television show Prairie/Seal Island is released.

1959-Special Featurette Noah’s Ark is released.

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Film Third Man on the Mountain starring James MacArthur and Janet Munro is released.

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1964-Disney Legend and Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd dies.

1991-Disney Afternoon Avenue closes at Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Rescue Ranger Raceway closes at Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Gummi Glen closes at Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Baloo’s Dressing Room closes at Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Plane Crazy closes at Disneyland.

1993-The Land store Green Thumb Emporium opens at EPCOT Center’s Future World.  It replaces Broccoli & Co.

1994-Tomorrowland and Fantasyland attractions Skyway closes at Disneyland.

2000-Disney Channel original movie Phantom of the Megaplex airs.

2007-Final episode of That’s So Raven airs.

2011-Final episode of the remake of Charlie’s Angels airs.

2013-Final episode of Shake It Up airs.

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This Day in Disney History November 9th

1886-Actor and Disney Legend Ed Wynn is born, he will go on to voice the Mad Hatter.

1955-Disney Legend Karen Dotrice is born.

1993-Communicore now Innoventions pavilion Fountainview Espresso & Bakery opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Future World restaurant Sunshine Season Food Fair opens in EPCOT Center’s The Land.

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1997-Television movie Angels in the Endzone starring Christopher Lloyd airs.

1999-Direct to video animated feature Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas is released.

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Direct to video animated film Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving is released.

Fantasyland and Tomorrowland attraction Skyway closes at Magic Kingdom.

2001-Nighttime holiday spectacular Luminaria premieres at California Adventure.

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2004-Direct to video Christmas feature Mickey’s Twice  Upon a Christmas is released.

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Stage Show On the Record premieres.

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