2005:
At Westville Trumbull Mall in Trumbull, Connecticut, Disney celebrates
 the grand opening of the first in a series of completely remodeled
 Disney Store locations.
1920:
In London, Daphne Milne, wife of writer A.A. Milne, gives birth to a son at 8 A.M. 
The couple names him Christopher Robin. (Christopher was immortalized in his father's books 
Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.)
1921:
An 18" high Alpha Farnell teddy bear from Harrod's in London, England is
given to Christopher Robin Milne on his first birthday. The bear will first be named
Edward Bear before being known as Winnie-the-Pooh. (This is the exact stuffed bear that in
September 1987 was put on permanent display at The New York Public Library.)
1956:
Actress Kim Cattrall, who appeared in Disney's 2005 Ice Princess, is born in
 Liverpool, England. She is best known for role of Samantha Jones in the HBO comedy/romance
series Sex and the City.
1989:
Actress Hayden Panettiere, who appeared in the Disney 2005 feature
Ice Princess, is born in Palisades, New York. At age 10 she played the role of
Sheryl Yoast (the coach's daughter) in the Disney feature film Remember the Titans.
Panettiere also supplied the voice of Suri for the Disney animated Dinosaur and the
voice of Dot for Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999
for A Bug's LifePanettiere voiced Kairi for the video games Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts IIShe is
best known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes and as singer Juliette
Barnes in the ABC musical drama series Nashville.
1995:
The PeopleMover (sponsored by Goodyear) closes at Disneyland. Running since 
July 1967 (as part of the New Tomorrowland) guests could board small trains that ran on elevated tracks 
for a "grand circle tour" above Tomorrowland. The PeopleMover will be replaced by a faster new 
attraction called Rocket Rods on May 22, 1998.
1999:
The Disney Channel Original Movie Genius, about Charlie Boyle (played by
 Trevor Morgan) - a science wiz, hockey lover, and all around genius, who is
 tired of being friendless - premieres.
2004:
A new half-hour animated series Brandy & Mr. Whiskers premieres on Disney Channel.

Mickey Mouse and Radio Disney welcome the Mickey Statue 
Tour to Minnesota. Fourteen (of the 75) Mickey statues are 
unveiled at the Galleria in Edina.
Animal Kingdom is the largest 
of all the Walt Disney World parks. 
It encompasses 500 acres!

1929:
Vance Gerry, a writer, story artist, character designer, & layout
artist for Disney, is born in Pasadena, California. Gerry studied art at
the Chouinard Art Institute before being hired at Walt Disney Studios in 1955 as an
assistant in-betweener. His early works include such classics as Oliver & Company,
The Black CauldronThe Great Mouse DetectiveThe Fox and the Hound, and The
Jungle Book.  In the 1990s he worked on PocahontasHerculesThe Hunchback Of Notre Dame, and Tarzan.
2007:
The "Muppet Mobile Lab," featuring robotic Muppets Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his able assistant Beaker riding a two-wheeled rocket-ship, interact with guests at Epcot. The Lab is part of a play test that Walt Disney Imagineering is running for the next few weeks, giving the research and development staff a chance to try out more advanced robotic, interactive and transportation technologies, mixed with human comedy talent.
2008:
Tropical Storm Fay stalls along the eastern coast of Florida near Port Canaveral,
 causing the Port Authority to temprorarily shutdown operations. Thus this day's sailing of the Disney Wonder sets sail on its 3-night itinerary from Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale instead.
AUGUST 21
THIS DAY 
MADE IN 
THE USA

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"Even though he had retired from the Walt Disney Company, Vance (Gerry) continued to come into work one day a week. I do not kid you when I say Vance accomplished more in one day than the rest of us did in a week."
-Animator & Disney Legend Floyd Norman
It is also the first Disney theme
park to be themed entirely around
animal conservation, a
philosophy once pioneered by
Walt Disney himself.
Disneyland PeopleMover closes
Vance Gerry born
2010:
Spring-a-Leak, a 2,400-square-foot water playground, opens at Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay. Themed to be a storm-ravaged structure, guests enter and are greeted by dripping pipes and broken plumbing.  Open to all ages, it is the latest in a series of improvements to Disney’s private island.

The Creative Arts Emmys are announced with ABC's holiday program Prep & Landing winning four awards - more than any other broadcast program.


2011:
The third and final day of D23 Expo 2011 takes place at the
 Anaheim Convention Center. This day's 15-plus events include:

Imagineering The Dream and the Fantasy with Imagineers Joe Lanzisero
 and Bob Zalk discussingt the design of Disney's latest cruise ships

The Making of Star Tours — The Adventures Continue hosted by
 Imagineering's Tom Fitzgerald

Filmmakers behind Monsters University and Brave, two of Pixar’s upcoming films, sit down
 with fans to discuss their upcoming animated features

Cast of Shake It Up featuring Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Davis Cleveland and Roshon Fegan
August 21
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!