2004:
Disney's 1979 sci-fi film The Black Hole is reissued on DVD. (The original DVD release was plagued with audio problems.) Also released to DVD is the 1979 comedy The Unidentified Flying Oddball.

Walt Disney Records releases Princess Diaries 2 SoundtrackThe collection includes performances by Kelly Clarkson, Raven-Symoné, and Avril Lavigne. (The feature film will be released 8 days later.)
1923:
Actress Jean Hagen, who portrayed Freeda Daniels (mother of Wilby Daniels) in
 Disney's 1959 The Shaggy Dog, is born in Chicago, Illinois. (Movie fans may recognize
 Hagen from such classics as Singin' in the Rain, The Asphalt Jungle and Adam's Rib.)
1933:
The Mickey Mouse Watch is introduced at a cost of $3.25 
(although the price will later be lowered to $2.95).
1935:
Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey's Fire Brigade is
 released. When a house catches fire, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy attempt to
 put it out with some disastrous results. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen, the short
 features the animation of Paul Allen, Grim Natwick, Fred Spencer, Bill Tytla
 (animating Clarabelle Cow), Cy Young, and a young in-betweener named Milt Kahl.
1955:
Voice artist Corey Burton, one of the most widely heard voices in film and
 television, is born in Granada Hills, California. He has done voices for theme park attractions
 like Disney's Timekeeper and recreated the late Paul Frees' "Ghost Host" for Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
 Holiday. His large body of Disney work includes the voice of Captain Hook in Disney's 2002 Return to Neverland
 and such animated features as The IncrediblesStitch! The MovieTreasure Planet and 101 Dalmatians II:
 Patch's London Adventure. Burton's television voice credits include Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (as Ludwig Von
 Drake) and Jake and the Never Land Pirates (as Captain Hook). He also supplied the voice for Doc Hudson for
 the Cars video games (replacing the late Paul Newman).
1988:
A groundbreaking ceremony take place for Euro Disney (later known as Disneyland Paris). The park will open in April 1992.
1990:
The animated feature film, DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp is
released in the U.S., under the Disney MovieToons label. Based on the TV series DuckTales,
the film is produced and animated by Walt Disney Television Animations.
1994:
Tokyo Disneyland welcomes its 150-millionth guest!
2000:
The first showing of a sing along version of Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning classic Mary Poppins is held at Disney's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. A restored 35mm Dolby Stereo print of the classic 1964 film features on-screen lyrics of all the songs so that audiences can 
join in. Moviegoers are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the film and prizes for best costume
are awarded at each show.

The Family Television Awards are handed out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The Disneyland television series (which first debuted in 1954) earns a Lifetime Achievement Award.
2001:
Disney's romantic comedy The Princess Diaries, starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, opens in theaters. Teenager Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) discovers she is the heir to the
throne of Genovia, ruled by her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Andrews). Directed by Garry Marshall, it is
a screen adaptation of Meg Cabot's 2000 novel and Julie Andrews' first film with Disney since Mary Poppins.

The Lizzie McGuire episode "Sibling Bonds" debuts on Disney Channel.
2003:
Pre-opening membership sales for Disney World's Saratoga Springs Resort & 
Spa begin. The first phase of the vacation club property is scheduled to open in May 2004
Most cast member name tags are
 worn on the left side of the
 costume, with a few exceptions. All Walt Disney World bus drivers
 wear their nametags on the
 right side, so it is clearly visible
 to passengers as they board or
 disembark. Security cast
 members also where their
 name tags on the right (as the
 left is reserved for the
silver badge).

2007:
Walt Disney Pictures' Underdog, a live-action film based on the cartoon (which first
 debuted in 1964), is released. After an accident in the mysterious lab of mad scientist Dr. Simon
 Barsinister, an ordinary beagle finds himself with extraordinary powers! Produced by Spyglass Entertainment
 and Classic Media, it features a real dog (voiced by Jason Lee) with computer-generated imagery enhancements.
 The film also features Jim Belushi, Alex Neuberger, Taylor Momsen, Amy Adams, Patrick Warburton, Phil Morris
 and Brad Garrett.
1960:
Eight-year-old Raymond Sleeper from Hawaii becomes the 10-millionth passenger
to ride Disneyland's train. He takes his historic ride along with Walt Disney himself!
2006:
ENCORE! Cast Choir And Orchestra (made up of Disney Cast Members) perform
"The Spark of Creation" - the first of a 3-night engagement - at Disney World.
The show, which benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, features some of Stephen Schwartz’s most
memorable film & Broadway songs.

It is reported that Walt Disney World will retool the Magic Kingdom's daily parade.
The Share A Dream Come True Parade will lose its snow globes, be given a new sound track and be renamed
The Disney Dreams Come True Parade.
2008:
"Studio DC: Almost Live!" an all-new original television special starring the Muppets debuts on Disney Channel. The special (in the style of the original Muppet Show) features singing and dancing, comedy sketches and the backstage chaotic antics of a fictional Disney Channel variety show. Special guests include Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Dylan & Cole Sprouse, Jonas Brothers and The Cheetah Girls.
(A second similar show will debut in October.)
AUGUST 3
THIS DAY 
MADE IN 
THE USA

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Voice artist Corey Burton born
Princess Diaries released
"There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!" 


2011:
Chiquita Brands International and Walt Disney World Resort announce an agreement that will bring premium, healthy fresh Chiquita and Fresh Express products to a
 number of retail points at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and the
 Disney Cruise Line. As part of the agreement, Chiquita will serve as the sponsor of both the "Crush ‘n’
 Gusher" at Typhoon Lagoon, themed around a tropical fruit processing center, and the "Living with the Land"
 attraction, where Chiquita will join forces with Disney to help teach guests about nutrition.
2012:
The Broadway production of the hit Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical Mary 
Poppins becomes the 24th longest-running show in Broadway history when it plays 
its 2,379th performance on this evening. The Broadway production of Mary Poppins officially opened 
on November 16, 2006, recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere. It is the only show from the 2006-07 theatrical season still running!
August 03
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!
1954:
At the end of its fifth year on television, producer Geroge Trendle sells the Lone Ranger 
rights to Jack Wrather - future builder and owner of the original Disneyland Hotel.
(In 2013 Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films will release the live-action feature The Lone Ranger.)