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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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


2000-Live action and animated film Dinosaur is released.


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.


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 2nd

1899-Disney Legend Bill Garity is born.

1908-Disney Legend and Actor Buddy Ebsen is born.

1928-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Sagebrush Sadie is released.

1940-Stock for the Walt Disney Company becomes available.

1943-Pluto cartoon Private Pluto is released.


1961-Television show Zorro: Auld Acquaintances airs.

1963-Final episode of Hawaiian Eye airs on ABC.

1967-Television show A Salute to Alaska airs.

1971-Final episode of Dark Shadows airs on ABC.

1972-Part 2 of Teleision show Michael O’Hara and the Fourth airs.

1984-Final episode of Automan airs on ABC.

1993-Film The Adventures of Huck Finn starring Elijah Wood is released.


The parade Aladdin’s Royal Caravan premieres at Disneyland.


1997-Television series Smart Guy premieres on WB.

2000-Wonderful World of Disney movie Mail to the Chief airs.

2004-Animated film Home on the Range with the voice talents of Rosanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Randy Quaid and Steve Bucsemi is released.


Frontierland attraction Big Thunder Ranch opens in Disneyland.

2005-Part 2 of Wonderful World of Disney Movie Little House on the Prairie airs.

2007-Tomorrowland attraction Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor Comedy Club opens in Magic Kingdom.


2009-Big Thunder Barbecue reopens and returns to Frontierland of Disneyland.

2011-Disney Legend and Imagineer Collin Campbell dies.


2016-Backlot attraction Lights, Motors, Action! closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios after a successful 11 year run.


Backlot attraction Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-Movie set closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Streets of America closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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This Day in Disney History December 18th

1933-Diane Disney is born to Walter Elias and Lillian Bounds.

1942-Donald Duck cartoon Bellboy Donald is released.


1959-Television show Texas John Slaughter: Range War at Tombstone airs.

1960-Television show Escape to Paradise/Water Birds airs.

1964-Film Emil and the Detective is released.

Featurette The Tattooed Police Horse is released.

1966-Television special Disneyland Around the Seasons airs.

1976-Film The Shaggy D.A. starring Dean Jones, Tim Conway, Suzanne Pleschette and Keenan Wynn is released.


1979-Film The Black Hole starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowell and Slim Pickens is released.


1988-Television special Davy Crockett: A Natural Man airs.

1992-Fantasyland store It’s a Small World Toy Shoppe opens at Disneyland.


1993-Television special A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World airs.

1994-Frontierland show Golden Horseshoe Jamboree closes at Disneyland.

Planet Hollywood opens its first Disney location at Pleasure Island.


1997-Wonderful World of Disney movie Once Upon a Mattress starring Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman and Zooey Deschanel airs.

1998-Edge productions Summer of the Monkeys is released to video.

2014-Boardwalk Inn restaurant Tortino al Forro opens.

2015-Film Star Wars VII The Force Awakens is released.

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This Day in Disney History December 14th

1935-Silly Symphony cartoon Broken Toys is released.


1951-Donald Duck cartoon Bee on Guard is released.


1955-Television show Davy Crockett and the River Pirates starring Fess Parker, Buddy Ebson and Jeff York airs.


1961-Live action film Babes in Toyland is released.


1966-Actress Verna Felton, voice of the Fairy Godmother, Flora, Queen of Hearts, Aunt Sarah and Pearl Slaghoople dies.


1973-Film Superdad starring Kurt Russell is released.

1984-Featurette directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie is released.

1986-Television special The Christmas Star starring Ed Asner airs.

Frontierland restaurant Big Thunder Ranch opens in Disneyland.

1991-Television special Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too airs.

2001-Excel Entertainment film The Other Side of Heaven is released.


Touchstone film The Royal Tanenbaums starring Gene Hackman, Angelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Owen Wilson, Danny Glover and Bill Murray is released.

Golden Vine Winery restaurant Wine Country Trattoria opens in California Adventure.

2003-Pop Century resort opens in Walt Disney World.


2014-ABC airs special Backstage with Disney airs depicting 20 years of Disney Broadway.

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This Day in Disney History November 28th

1927-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon The Banker’s Daughter is released.

1943-Disney Legend Randy Newman is born.

1947-Donald Duck cartoon Chip ‘n’ Dale is released.


1958-Part 3 of Television Show Elfego Baca: Lawman or Gunman airs.

1971-Television show Lefty, the Dingaling Lynx airs.

1974-Tomorrowland attraction Star Jets opens in Magic Kingdom.


1976-Television special Disney’s Greatest Dog Stores airs.

1981-Television show The Cherokee Trail airs.

1991-Plaza Gardens stage show Enchanted Book Shoppe begins at Disneyland.  It is a revue of Beauty and the Beast.

1995-Walt Disney World Speedway opens at Walt Disney World Resort.


1999-Frontierland restaurant Casa Mexicana closes in Disneyland.

2002-Television series Dinotopia airs

Animated special Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time airs.


2005-Disney Legend Card Walker dies.

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This Day in Disney History October 26th

1935-Silly Symphony cartoon Three Orphan Kittens is released.


1969-Television show The Feather Farm airs.

1971-Nighttime pageantry Electrical Water Pageant premieres at Walt Disney World on Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon.


1986-Television movie BRAT Patrol starring Sean Astin airs.

Fantasyland restaurant Gurgi’s Munchies and Crunchies opens in Magic Kingdom, replacing Lancer’s Inn.

1997-Wonderful World of Disney movie Tower of Terror starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst airs.


2001-Touchstone films High Heels and Low Lifes is released.

2007-Film Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell and John Mahoney is released.


2009-Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee premieres at Magic Kingdom.


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This Day in Disney History October 12th

1911-Disney Legend Bill Anderson is born.

1955-Television show “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse” airs.

1986-Frontierland show The Golden Horseshoe Revue closes after a 31 year run at Disneyland.

1987-Television special Funny You Don’t Look a Hundred hosted by Richard Dreyfus airs.

1990-Touchstone film Mr. Destiny starring James Belushi, Linda Hamilton, Michael Caine and Jon Lovitz is released.

2001-Touchstone film Corky Romano is released.

Disney Channel Original Movie Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge starring Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly Brown and Judith Hoag airs.


2007-Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place premieres.


Disney Channel original movie Twitches Too airs.


Television series Women’s Murder Club premieres on ABC.

2012-Disney Channel series Dog with a Blog airs.


Disney Channel original movie Girl vs. Monster airs.