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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This Day in History

This Day in Disney History September 28th

1931-Silly Symphony cartoon The Clock Store is released.

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1935-Mickey Mouse cartoon On Ice is released.

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1955-Television show Jiminy Crickett Presents Bongo airs.

1959-Final episode of Zorro airs.

1969-Part 2 of Television show My Dog, the Thief airs.

1975-Television special The Outlaw Cats of Colossal Caves airs.

1982-Annual Passport introduced at Walt Disney World that now offered year long admission to the parks.

1986-Television movie Hero in the Family airs.

1987-Touchstone film Outrageous Fortune is released.

1991-Television series The Commish premieres on ABC.

1994-Direct-to-video movie Muppet Classic Theater is released.

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Touchstone film directed by Tim Burton Ed Wood starring Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Jones and Bill Murray is released.

1996-Tomorrowland attraction Tomorrowland Speedway opens in Magic Kingdom, it replaces the Grand Circuit Prix.

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1997-Television series Wonderful World of Disney premieres on ABC.

2002-Backlot attraction Hunchback of Notre Dame-A Musical Spectacular ends its run at Disney-MGM Studios.

2003-Playhouse Disney series JoJo’s Circus premieres.

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ABC Series 10-8 premieres.

2006-Television series Ugly Betty premieres.

2007-Film The Game Plan starring Dwight “The Rock” Johnson, Madison Pettis and Kyra Sedgwick is released.

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Phineas and Ferb episode Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror airs.

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2010-Television series No Ordinary Family premieres on ABC.

2011-ABC Sitcom Suburgatory airs.

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2012-Final episode of Code 9 airs.

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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.

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This Day in Disney History March 5th

1928-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Rival Romeos is released.

1932-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Mad Dog is released.

1948-Donald Duck cartoon Drip Dippy Donald is released.

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1954-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Diary is released.

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1958-Television show The Saga of Andy Burnett: White Man’s Medicine airs.

1961-Television special The Coyote’s Lament airs.

1967-Part 1 of Atta Girl, Kelly! entitled K for Kelly airs.

1978-Television movie Race for Survival airs.

1983-Journey Into Imagination pavilion attraction Journey Into Imagination opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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1990-Disney Channel show Avonlea premieres.

1993-Hollywood Picture Swing Kids starring Christian Bale is released.

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Television series Where I Live airs on ABC.

1996-Television series Buddies airs.

2000-2nd run of Disney Channel Series Bug Juice airs.

Wonderful World of Disney movie Life-Size starring Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks is released.

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2004-Touchstone picture Hidalgo starring Viggo Mortenson and Omar Shariff is released.

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2010-Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hatheway and Crispin Glover is released.  It also features the voice talents of Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Christopher Lee.

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2014-ABC series American Crime premieres on ABC.

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What does the Future Hold for the Walt Disney Company?

Walt Disney says, “We are just getting started.”

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It’s October 2014, cause when the crypt doors creek and the tombstones quake, that is the time when Disney still works on its continuing projects.  Getting ready for the future.

The 60th Anniversary of Disneyland is next year, so no major projects will be done, but Disney is hard at work getting the park ready for this anniversary.

Nemo is returning from its refurbishment and will entertain guests at least for the next seven years (I am solely basing this prediction on the fact that the ride ran seven years before Disney did a major renovation.

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Also Disney is having a special preview trailer at Disneyland where guests can view a ten minute 3D trailer of Big Hero 6.

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ABC will see a new series this fall entitled Agent Carter that will premiere this fall.

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Having read this book as a child, I am most excited for this movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day I love this book and can’t wait to see it in theaters October 10th 2014.  I really am stoked for this.

Disney just began work on the sequel to the live action version Alice in Wonderland, it is entitled Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.  Scheduled for May 27th 2016.

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Yes, after the success of the reboot of Spider-Man they are working on Amazing Spider-Man 3.

Coming to ABC soon is the series American Crime.

America’s Funniest Home Videos is airing Tom Bergeron’s last season.  That’s right he will retire from that show after this season.  He is the longest running host of the show.  ABC hasn’t announced who will replace him, but that will more than likely come later.

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Animal Kingdom is busy constructing its newest expansion of land and E-Ticket or F-Ticket attractions based upon James Cameron’s Avatar. No official name has been given but it is simply referred to as Avatar Land or Pandora Land, none of these are official names.

Thanks to Disney Dining.com they show us really the only image we are going to see for years at Animal Kingdom.

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But don’t worry, we will initiate bench watch, to see if that bench moves at all during the construction, what color it may change to and also if it may have a mate.

Last month began production of the Ant Man movie that will star Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll.

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ABC Series The Astronauts Wives Club is still waiting for its premiere .

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We are all excited for the next Avengers movie that is coming out in the next couple of years.  Here is a picture from the production of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  This movie is set to be released May 1st 2015. A trailer should be coming out in the next couple of months.

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Disney Animation is getting busy with their Marvel animated film Big Hero 6 slated to release November 7th 2014, here is a look at the trailer.

Coming out with Big Hero 6 is a short entitled Feast.

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ABC series Black-ish a sitcom that premiered on Wednesday September 24th 2014.

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Another sequel for Captain America, which of yet has no name but just Captain America 3 will be released May 6th 2016.

Another sequel to the Cars series is planned stay tuned for more information on Cars 3 expect a release date in the latter half of this decade.

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According to IMDB they are working on a Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers movie.

Disney is also making another live action transition of one of their animated features.  Cinderella will be the movie opener for next years summer season in March 2015.

Another sitcom coming to ABC on Friday October 10th is Cristella.

Marvel is hard at work on a Doctor Strange Movie.  No official word yet on casting, though the two biggest rumors are either Johnny Depp or Joaquin Phoenix.

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Kenny Ortega, the director behind Newsies, Hocus Pocus and High School Musical series is developing another Disney Channel movie entitled Descendents.  They are the children of beloved Disney Villains.

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Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World is currently undergoing a transition with the addition of Disney Springs.

Disney Parks Blog showed us images of a great renderings of what is to come.

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Disney has announced that they are working on a live action version of Dumbo.

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There is a third hotel soon to be constructed in Hong Kong entitled the Explorer’s Lodge.

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There has been a release date given to the highly anticipated game Fantasia: Music Evolved that will be released this year.

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Marvel is also working on a reboot of Fantastic Four that is coming out next year.

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Pixar is also working on a sequel Finding Nemo entitled Finding Dory that is slated for a 2016 release.

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On Monday the 22nd the show Forever premiered on ABC.

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Another sitcom that has yet to have an announcement date is Fresh Off the Boat and will come out this fall.

Disney has announced that Maelstrom will be closing down and will receive a new them to Frozen.  This attraction will close on October 5th.

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The Show that I am looking forward to most on ABC is Galavant.  This is a musical series with original songs by Alan Menken, and features Psych‘s Timothy Odmundson. It will premiere in January of 2015, we have been patient long enough, can we wait any longer?

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Disney will release Good Dinosaur next year in November for the Thanksgiving Season.

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A second Guardians of the Galaxy is in the works and will be released on July 28th 2017.

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The Haunted Mansion movie is now in its script phase.

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ABC is also coming out with a brand new series called How to Get Away with Murder a drama that will premiere on Thursday September 25th 2014.

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My wish has finally come true, there will be a sequel to Incredibles 2 release date to be announced.

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Marvel has greenligted production on another series, The Inhumans are getting their own movie.

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Pixar is also working on Inside Out that will be released June 19th 2015 along with a short entitled Lava.

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Here is a sneak peak of Lava.

The Stephen Sondhiem Musical Into the Woods is slated for December 25th 2014.  Here is the first trailer.

Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland is awaiting an Iron Man attraction, with construction beginning very soon.

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A crane is there, construction has begun.

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Disney is working on a Live action version of The Jungle Book and many famous actors are being announced as various voices.

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An animated series that is a spin-off of The Lion King is in the works called The Lion Guard.

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The Magician from Marvel is getting a movie.

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Sitcom series Manhattan Love Story that explores the difference between Men and Women premiered last night on ABC.

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DisneyNature is already gearing up for next year’s release entitled Monkey Kingdom, stay tuned for more information.

Fortunately they are working on another Pirates of the Caribbean, they have to save the Black Pearl after all. The next one Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will eventually be in production.

At Walt Disney World, renovation work is underway at the Polynesian Resort.  Part of it will be that they are adding DVC (Disney Vacation Club) Villas and they have already reopened a newly remodeled Captain Cook’s, a Pineapple Lanai and a Moana Mercantile in the past couple of weeks.

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The Rivers of Light project is continuing ahead, as of yet, there are no major construction progress seen, though there is extensive work being done on the Asian shores of Discovery River.

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The series Selfie premiered last night on ABC.  It features Star Trek’s John Cho and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Karen Gillan.

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Shanghai Disneyland may be pushing its opening back to 2016, this being the case, other projects around Disney Parks may as well get pushed back, but major buildings are starting construction.

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ABC also has a new series coming this fall entitled Secrets and Lies.

Christmas 2015 brings us Star Wars VII An Ancient Fear, and production has already begun.  With the announcement of who is starring in it, from actors such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis (Famous for playing Gollum on Lord of the Rings), Domnhall Gleeson and Max Von Sydow.  It will also feature returning actors to their previous roles, such as Mark Hammill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker.  May the Force keep us patient while waiting for this.

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Disney is working on its three spin off Star Wars movies in edition to episodes 7, 8 and 9.  These are not confirmed the plots, but examples of these plots would be about Yoda’s life before the movies, Han Solo before we see him in Episode 4 and Bobba Fett what happens to him after Clone Wars and before Empire Strikes Back.  As I said they could be anything, but one confirmation is that Gareth Edwards, the director of the recently released and very well done Godzilla will be directing the first one coming out in 2016.

Coming to Disney X D is a new animated series entitled Star Wars Rebels that will tell the story between episodes III and IV.  I have come to love the Clone War Series and this one looks intensely good and is scheduled for release in October on Disney X D and on the Disney Channel in later October.  There have already been short previews playing on Disney Channel for the past week.

During a conference call Bob Iger announced that they would be announcing the details of the upcoming Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios, next year.  So let us get ready for the announcement.

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On the 27th of September, Disney closed the Studio Tram Tour at Hollywood Studios.  As of yet, they haven’t announced what will replace it and what it will become.  The area that it took up is large, considering it was a tram tour, not being connected to a track, so it was more of going through the backstage area of the park.

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To me the most intriguing of concepts is the new Brad Bird film entitled Tomorrowland that is slated for May of 2015.  This film is quite a mystery and if you follow Disney Parks Blog, it is an even greater enigma.

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A dark supernatural sci-fi series entitled The Whispers is coming to ABC this fall.

One of the next X-Men Movies about Apocalypto is underway for production.

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Also in the works is Zootopia an animated feature slated for March of 2016.

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