The Disneyland series airs the episode "Cameras in Samoa/ The Holland Story"
Actor Walter Fenner, who portrayed Walt Disney in the 1944 Once Upon a Time (starring Cary Grant), passes away in Los Angeles, California.
The Korea Times reports the city of Seoul, South Korea, and the Walt Disney Company have been discussing plans to create an amusement park.
The Mickey Mouse Club airs on ABC-TV. Today is Fun With Music Day.
Also airing is "The Triple R" the second episode of The Adventures of
Spin and Marty serial.
"Zorro's Romance" - the fifth episode of the Disney TV series Zorro - airs
on ABC. In order to help the escaped fugitive Torres elude Captain Monastario's surveillance of
his home, Don Diego (Zorro) decides that he must propose marriage to Torres' daughter.
The TV series Walt Disney Presents airs the episode
"His Majesty, King of the Beasts."
Disney's action adventure film The Legend of Lobo is released. Rex Allen, accompanied
by the Sons Of The Pioneers, tells a tale about a crafty wolf named Lobo who tries to free his mate from a
group of hunters.
Walt Disney is admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital on S. Buena Vista Street in Burbank, California. The cancer has spread and sadly doctors believe Walt has between 6 months and 2 years to live. (Surgery will be performed the following day.)
Christopher Daniel Barnes, the voice of Prince Eric in Disney's The Little
Mermaid (at only 16 years of age), is born in Portland, Maine. His voice credits also
include Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (as Prince Charming). Widely
known for performing the voice of Spider-Man from 1994-1998, Barnes played Greg Brady in the Brady
Bunch parody movies of the mid-1990s, and even appeared in a 1990 episode of The Golden Girls.
Film director, animator, and voice actor Saul Andrew Blinkoff is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He co-directed Kronk's New Groove and Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo, and directed episodes of Doc McStuffins. His animation credits include Tarzan, Mulan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Pocahontas. Blinkoff also provided additional voices for the 2016 The Jungle Book.
The Wonderful World of Disney airs "Annie"
(a new television production of the classic musical).
The forty-first episode of Disney's Recess, "The Biggest Trouble
Ever/The Rules" premieres on UPN and in syndication.
Although nominated for a YoungStar Award in the category of Best Performance
in a Voice Over Talent for his role of Vince LaSalle in Recess, Ricky D'Shon
Collins is beat out by Myles Jeffrey (for his work on Babe: Pig in the City).
Coincidentally, Jeffrey would later become the third voice of T.J. Detweiler in the 2003 films, Recess:
Taking the Fifth Grade and Recess: All Growed Down.
Animation historian John Canemaker appears at the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art with a colorfully illustrated multimedia presentation: The Art
and Flair of Mary Blair, based on his new Disney Editions book. His lecture is
followed by a book signing and a rare 35mm screening of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, the 1951
cartoon feature principally art directed by Mary Blair.
"I'm a mirror reflecting the genius of Walt Disney."
-Roy Williams "the big Mooseketeer" (1907-1976)
Roy Williams, gag writer, cartoonist & actor passes away in Burbank,
California. Starting his career in 1925 at The Walt Disney Studios as an artist and then a
storyman (Walt paid for Roy's training at the Chouinnard Art School) he eventually became known
as "the big Mooseketeer" on the 1950s TV series Mickey Mouse Club. Williams also created the famous Mickey
Mouse ears hat - originally for the cast of the show - but today available to all in any Disney park. Roy Williams will
be named a Disney Legend in 1992.
Disney/Pixar's smash hit Cars is released to DVD.
Disney announces that they are creating a video game studio - called Fall
Line - to make titles exclusively for Nintendo machines in an attempt to
bring its animated characters to a wider audience.
The Audio-Animatronics figures
in Disney World's The Hall of Presidents
need continual maintenance.
All the presidents have personal beauticians and at least one
change of clothes!
Ary Barroso, Brazil's most successful songwriter in the first
half of the 20th century, is born in Ubá, Minas Gerais,
Brazil. Barroso's two best-known compositions are the sambas "Aquarela
do Brasil" (better known as "Brazil"), written in 1939, and "Na Baixa do Sapateiro"
(also known as simply "Bahia"), composed a year earlier. In August 1941, Walt
Disney first met Barroso at a cocktail party given by the U.S. consulate
at the hotel Glória in Rio de Janeiro. Walt later featured "Brazil" in his 1942 animated Saludos Amigos and "Bahia"
(or "Baía") in the 1944 sequel The Three Caballeros. (To this day, "Aquarela do Brasil" is considered the popular
anthem of Brazil!)
Walt Disney Pictures' Enchanted has its London premiere at the Odeon West End.
A fantasy-comedy-musical, it is the first Disney movie to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures instead of Buena Vista. Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, and Susan Sarandon, Enchanted will open in U.S. theaters November 21.
This week's issue of Saturday Evening Post features part 2 of the article
"The Amazing Story of Walt Disney" by Jack Alexander.
A singalong version of High School Musical 3: Senior Year is released in
125 theaters across the U.S.
In Memory of Robbins Barstow (1919-2010)
Today is Fun With Music Day
"Roy was amazing. You'd ask him for gags for a situation and he'd
give you literally hundreds of them." -Roy E. Disney
A sea of more than 400 Disney VoluntEARS help clear 1,080 pounds of trash
from the Brevard County coastline as part of the International Coastal Cleanup,
the world’s largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the ocean and
waterways. Joined by friends and family, Disney VoluntEARS from Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise
Line and Walt Disney Imagineering help protect the environment and preserve the natural beauty of nearly four
miles of beach near the Disney Cruise Line terminal in Port Canaveral.
Season three of Handy Manny kicks off with the episodes "Pepe's Rocket" &
"The Best Vacation Ever." Set in the fictional town of Sheetrock Hills where the titular character, Manny, owns a repair shop along with his talking tools, the series features the voice of Wilmer Valderrama.
The first segments for the 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
are taped at Disneyland. They include Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez singing
"Winter Wonderland" and co-host Nick Cannon shooting scenes with Woody and Jessie from Toy Story 3.
Shake It Up, Disney Channel's newest sitcom, premieres. The show follows the adventures
of CeCe Jones (Bella Thorne) and Rocky Blue (Zendaya Coleman) as they star as background dancers on a
local show, "Shake It Up Chicago." (The concept is Disney's second original series, after Sonny with a Chance,
to use a show-within-a-show format.)
Amateur filmmaker Robbins Barstow passes away in Connecticut, just 2 weeks
after his 91st birthday. Disney fans know Barstow best from his popular Disneyland Dream film, shot in the summer of 1956. By day, Barstow was the director of professional development for the Connecticut
Education Association, a state teachers’ union. By night and in retirement, he was the auteur of tenderly shot documentaries, many of them travelogues, chronicling the ordinary doings of ordinary people in mid-century America.
He made more than a hundred films in the course of eight decades. In December 2008, his best-known, Disneyland
Dream, a 30-minute account of a family vacation, was named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
Paul Pressler is named president of Disneyland Resort. First joining The Disney
Store in 1993, he will oversee the opening of the new Disney's California Adventure theme park as
the resort's president.
Disney and YouTube announce a partnership to create a family friendly YouTube channel with content from both sources. The co-branded channel will draw videos from what’s been uploaded to YouTube, from Disney’s own original production efforts and programming from the Disney Channel.
Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters record their version of "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"
for RCA Victor Records. A novelty song, written in 1948 by Al Hoffman, Mack David, and Jerry Livingston,
it will be introduced in the 1950 film Cinderella (and sung by actress Verna Felton). Como's version will become
popular, reaching #14 on the Billboard chart, with the flip side being "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (also
written for Cinderella).
The twentieth episode of Disney's Recess, "The Girl was Trouble/Copycat Kid"
premieres on ABC-TV. Eric Idle guests stars as the voice of Gallileo (Gretchen's computer) in "The Girl
Disney holds the U.S. premiere of Saving Mr. Banks at at the TCL Chinese Theatre
during the opening night of the 2013 AFI Film Festival (the same theater that
Mary Poppins debuted back in 1964).
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, a favorite holiday offering,returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios the same evening the Magic Kingdom hosts the first
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the season.
Also on this Friday evening, Disney hosts coverage of the all-new "A Frozen Holiday
Wish" as it happens on the Castle Forecourt Stage at Magic Kingdom Park,
Florida. Streaming live on the internet, the show kicks off an exclusive series of Disney Side holiday live events at the Walt Disney World Resort. "A Frozen Holiday Wish" features Anna and Elsa with special appearances by rugged mountain man Kristoff and lovable snowman Olaf (all characters from the successful 2013 animated film Frozen).
Big Hero 6, a 3D computer-animated superhero-comedy-drama
film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, is released by
Walt Disney Pictures in North America. The 54th animated feature in the
Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Big Hero 6 tells the story of a young robotics
prodigy named Hiro Hamada, voiced by Ryan Potter, who forms a superhero team to
combat a masked villain responsible for the death of his older brother. It is loosely
based on the superhero team of the same name by Marvel Comics. The voice
cast includes Scott Adsit as Baymax, Daniel Henney as Tadashi, Damon Wayans Jr.
as Wasabi, and Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon.
Playing in front of Big Hero 6 is the Walt Disney Animation
Studios short, Feast. The animated romantic comedy, directed by Patrick
Osborne, tells the story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best
friend and dog, Winston.
Paint the Night Parade runs for the last time at Disney California Adventure.
passes away at age 85 in Illinois. A resident of Beloit, Kansas, sadly he
and his wife were in the Chicago area attending his brother's (Bruce MacPherson's)
funeral when Dave passed. Born in Ithaca, New York, Dave was a 22-year-old
college student living in California, when he became the first to purchase an
admission ticket on the morning of Monday July 18 (the day Disneyland
first opened to the general public).
Actor Reid Ewing is born in Florida. He is best known for his role as Dylan on the ABC comedy Modern Family. His Disney Channel credits include Zeke and Luther and Good Luck Charlie.
Actress Lucille La Verne is born in Nashville, Tennessee. Known for her appearances in silent, scolding, obnoxious, vituperative, sarcastic, cunning, and vengeful roles, she is most widely rememered as the voice of the first Disney villain Queen Grimhilde (and her alter ego the old hag) in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Walt Disney's first animated film.
Disney's Frozen 2 has its premiere in Los Angeles, California. The much-anticipated follow-up
to 2013’s Oscar-winning Frozen, Frozen 2 will open in theaters November 22.
Actress Yunjin Kim is born in Seoul, South Korea. Her ABC credits include the drama series Lost as Sun-Hwa Kwon and the mystery series Mistresses as Karen Kim.
Actor, playwright, and theater director Dakin Matthews is born in Oakland, California.
In 1989 he starred in the preshow for EPCOT Center's Body Wars attraction in The Wonders Of Life Pavilion. In 2010, Matthews joined the cast of the ABC soap opera General Hospital as Judge Peter Carroll. He later portrayed Secretary
John Palmer Usher in the 2012 feature film Lincoln. (Fans of The King of Queens know him as Doug's father Joe.)