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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.

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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 October 26th

1935-Silly Symphony cartoon Three Orphan Kittens is released.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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This Day in Disney History October 2nd

1953-Animated short Football Now and Then is released.

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1957-Television show The Saga of Andy Burnett: Andy’s Initiation airs.

1959-Part 1 of Television show Moochie of the Little League airs.

Frontierland attraction Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules closes in Disneyland.

1961-Television series Ben Casey premieres on ABC.

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1961-Game Show Password premieres on ABC.

1962-Television series Combat! premieres on ABC.

1971-Admiral Joe Fowler begins navigating the Rivers of America in Magic Kingdom

1981-Stage Show Disney World is Your World opens on the Tomorrowland Stage in Magic Kingdom.

1992-Film The Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Esteves is released.

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1996-Disney Village Marketplace store Mickey’s Character Shop closes in Downtown Disney, it will become World of Disney.

1998-Fantasyland store Villain’s Lair opens in Disneyland replacing Knight’s Shoppe.

1999-Fastpass premieres on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril in Adventureland of Disneyland Paris.

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2001-Television series Bob Patterson starring Jason Alexander airs.

2005-Michael Eisner retires from the company.

2007-Television series Carpoolers premieres.

2009-Main Street USA attraction The Disney Gallery opens in Disneyland replacing the Bank of Main Street USA.

2013-ABC Sitcom Super Fun Night premieres.

2015-ABC Sitcom Dr. Ken premieres.

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Flag Day in Disney History

1895-Disney Legend Cliff Edwards is born.

1958-Frontierland vessel Sailing Ship Columbia opens in Disneyland.

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Fantasyland ride Alice in Wonderland opens, modeled after the 1951 film.

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1959-Matterhorn Bobsleds open in Disneyland.  Originally they will be in Tomorrowland, but over the years they will be in Fantasyland.

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Tomorrowland attraction Alweg Monorail opens in Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland attraction Submarine Voyage is dedicated at Disneyland.

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1985-Main Street USA store Card Corner opens replacing Carefree Corner in Disneyland.

1994-Television special the Lion King: Musical Journey airs.

1997-Final episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs on ABC.

2005-Direct to Video Animated film Tarzan II is released.

2006-Final episode of Commander in Chief airs.

2008-Phineas and Ferb episode A Hard Day’s Knight is released.

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2012-Cars Land opening ceremony is held at California Adventure.

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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.

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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 May 13th

1922-Disney Legend Bea Arthur is born.

1933-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Mail Pilot is released.

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1935-Disney Legend Burny Mattison is born.

1955-Animated Short Pedro is released.

1979-Television movie The Sky Trap airs.

1990-Disney Legend Angel Angelopoulos dies.

1992-Nightime spectacular Fantasmic premieres at Disneyland.

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1996-New Orleans Square store One-of-a-Kind Antique Shop closes at Disneyland.

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1997-Television series Homeboys in Outer Space airs its final episode.

2000-Disney Channel Original Movie Miracle in Lane Two starring Frankie Munizairs.

2001-Wonderful World of Disney movie Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story airs.

2002-Wonderful World of Disney part 2 of Dinotopia airs.

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2008-Final episode of Women’s Murder Club airs on ABC.

2012-Final episode of Desperate Housewives airs.

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This Day in Disney History February 22nd

1964-Frontierland attraction Sailing Ship Columbia reopens with a below deck museum depicting life on a wooden sailing vessel in Disneyland.

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1971-Disney Legend Lea Salonga is born.

1991-Touchstone film Scenes from a Mall starring Bette Middler and Woody Allen is released.

1992-Final episode of Walter and Emily airs on NBC.

2008-Phineas and Ferb episode Toy to the World airs.

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2012-Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom opens in Magic Kingdom.

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