Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade steps off at Disney's Animal Kingdom
for the first time this season.
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights return to Disney-MGM Studios
for the 2005 holiday season.
Over at Epcot, Club Cool (formerly known as Ice Station Cool) re-opens. Located in
the Innoventions Pavilion, Club Cool offers complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks from around the world.
Actor Brian Keith is born Bayonne, New
Jersey. His live-action Disney film credits include The Parent Trap as Mitch Evers - the father of
twin daughters, Moon Pilot playing Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman, A Tiger Walks as Sheriff Pete
Williams, Those Calloways as Cam Calloway, and Ten Who Dared portraying William 'Bill' Dunn. (TV fans will
always remember Keith as Uncle Bill from the 1960s series Family Affair, which earned him 3 Emmy Award
nominations and made him a household name.)
The sixth Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short The Ocean Hop is released.
Directed by Walt Disney, Oswald takes part in a race across the Atlantic, from New York to
Paris by plane, with a grand prize of $25,000!
Disney's short Mother Pluto, directed by David Hand, is released. Pluto (voiced by
Pinto Colvig) stumbles into a henhouse where chicks are being born ... and they think that he is their mother!
Walt Disney (who only days earlier attended the premier of Song of the South
in Atlanta) sets sail out of New York City on the RMS Queen Elizabeth with his wife Lillian. They are headed to England and then Ireland.
Mickey Mouse Club airs on ABC-TV. Today is Fun With Music Day.
"Zorro Saves a Friend," the 6th episode of the Disney television series Zorro, airs on ABC.
The TV series Walt Disney Presents airs "Texas John Slaughter: Ambush at Laredo." It is the 2nd of 17 episodes starring Tom Tryon as a real-life historical cowboy.
Walt Disney becomes a grandfather again with the birth of Diane & Ron Miller's
fifth child, in Monterey County, California. The baby boy is named Walter Elias Disney Miller.
Actor D.B. Sweeney, the voice of Sitka in Disney's 2003 Brother Bear and the voice
of Aladar in Disney's 200 Dinosaur, is born in Shoreham, New York.
Actor Patrick Warburton, the voices of Alien Cop in Chicken Little and
Patrick in Home on the Range, is born in Paterson, New Jersey. His
Disney credits also include Sky High, The Emperor's New Groove and Kim Possible:
The Secret Files. He also supplies the voice for Buzz Lightyear (a Toy Story character usually associated with Tim
Allen) for the TV series and video games. Warburton is featured in the "preboarding" film shown to guests at Soarin'
Over California in Disney's California Adventure Park, and Soarin' in Florida's Epcot. (TV fans will recognize him as
David Puddy from the hit sitcom Seinfeld and his voice from both the animated series The Tick and Family Guy.)
The Disney/Pixar computer-animated feature film A Bug's Life premieres at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
(It will be generally released later in the month.)
ABC-TV premieres the twenty-first episode of Disney's Recess,
"Operation Stuart/Pharaoh Bob."
The soundtrack for Disney's The Emperor's New Groove, featuring the
music of John Debney, Sting, and David Hartley is released.
The Disney Club (offering discounts on theme park tickets, merchandise,
food and beverage) is launched. It replaces the Magic Kingdom Club.
Disney releases The Fantasia Anthology on DVD, which includes both the films Fantasia and Fantasia/2000.
The image to the right is discovered during restoration of
a church wall in Malta, Austria. It is part of a 14th century
fresco depicting Saint Christopher of the Catholic Church.
Kermit the Frog receives a star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Today is opening day for Opportunity City located in Innoventions at Epcot.
Inspired by the success of the Disney-Kauffman Hot Shot Business Internet simulation game,
the Opportunity City exhibit features several activity stations, including state-of-the-art interactive kiosks.
The morning after the gala premiere of Fantasia in New York City, Bosley Crowther of The New York Times reports:
"Motion picture history was made at the Broadway Theatre last night."
Actor Harland Williams, the voice of Carl in the 2007 Meet The Robinsons, is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He also supplied voices for Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The world premiere of Disney's feature film In Search of the Castaways takes place in London, England. Starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain, the film will be released in U.S. theaters December 21.
to honor those whose contributions have made an important impact on its history.
The 7th Annual Marc Davis Lecture on Animation takes place in Los Angeles, California. Drawing from Japan: Anime and its Influences is featured with Jerry Beck, Fred Patten, Mark Dippe,
Lisa Atkinson, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Kunihiko Ikuhara.
The orchestra that appears in Fantasia is not the actual Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra (who recorded most
of the soundtrack), but rather a collection of local Hollywood musicians and Disney studio employees such as
Paul J. Smith and James Macdonald.
The new Yak and Yeti Restaurant located in Disney's Animal Kingdom opens to
guests. Located at the base of Mt. Everest in the small town of Anandapur in the Asia area of DAK, this grand old
house-turned-restaurant offers meals of Asian cuisine that combines flavors from China, India and Nepal.
Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton delivers the keynote address to 400 leaders
of the amusement-park industry at the annual International Association of Amusement
Parks and Attractions conference in Orlando, Florida.
"Along the Oregon Trail," an episode of the Disneyland series airs on ABC-TV. Walt takes viewers on the famous Oregon Trail, a pathway from Kansas City to Oregon, where the settlers moved westward. He also goes behind the scenes of his new feature Westward Ho the Wagons! with Fess Parker.
Disney's Goofy short The Art of Skiing, directed by Jack Kinney, is released.
Goofy (voiced by George Johnson) "teaches" us how to ski ... sometimes forward, sometimes backwards.
Disney's Pluto short Mail Dog, directed by Charles Nichols, is released.
Pluto must deliver a sack of mail to a remote arctic outpost, helped along by a playful snow bunny.
At Disneyland, 251 new citizens from 61 countries are sworn-in as U.S. citizens as
part of ceremonies in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A., celebrating the 200th
anniversary of the Bill of Rights.
The Annie Awards are handed out at ATAS Plaza Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast wins Best Animated Feature. Among the 3 Winsor McCay Award winners is the
Today co-host Meredith Vieira makes a backstage visit to Broadway's newest
musical Mary Poppins on this morning's broadcast of the NBC-TV show.
Walt and Roy Disney and other company executives arrive
in Tallahassee, Florida for the next day's official press conference in Orlando to
announce the Disney World project. On this evening the Disney group join Florida business and political leaders for a reception at the governor's mansion.
"The kind of picture I enjoy seeing is something like The Parent Trap. That was a charming thing with Hayley Mills playing my twin daughters. I saw that four times. I even took my wife's parents to see it. I like it so much I forgot I was in it, as a matter of fact." -Brian Keith
The Disney Channel premieres the series Still the Beaver with the episode "Growing Pains." A sitcom sequel to the 1950s and '60s series, Leave It to Beaver (and also based on a 1983 CBS
television movie), this new series focuses on Wally Cleaver (Tony Dow) and his younger brother, Theodore
"Beaver" Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) who are all grown up, with families of their own. Still the Beaver will only last
for one year on The Disney Channel before being picked up by TBS for another 4 seasons.
The day after its official Broadway premiere, the
New Amsterdam theater box office in New York City sets a record by selling $2.5
million of advance tickets to Disney's stage musical The Lion King.
Disney Channel debuts "Meatball It Up" the second episode of Shake It Up.
The new sitcom, created by Chris Thompson, chronicles the misadventures of two young background
dancers on a local show, Shake It Up Chicago.
For the vital report this morning is that Mr. Disney and his troop of little men, together with Leopold
Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra and a corps of sound engineers, have fashioned with music and
colors and animated figures on a screen a creation so thoroughly delightful and exciting in its novelty that
one's senses are captivated by it, one's imagination is deliciously inspired.
Disneyland officially kicks off the holiday season when Gunnery Sgt. Derrick Poteat,
a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s S-6
communication platoon, and his family "flip the switch" on more than 300,000 lights
blanketing "it’s a small world" Holiday, transforming the popular attraction into a
The forty-third episode of Disney's Recess, "Mikey's Pants/Here Comes Mr. Perfect"
premieres on UPN and in syndication.
Former United States Senator and legendary astronaut John Glenn is awarded
The Walt Disney Company's "Frank G. Wells Award" at Disney's American Teacher
Awards, held at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. The Frank G. Wells Award is presented
annually at Disney's American Teachers Awards to an individual whose life of civility, humility, and respect for all
humanity provides a compass for human behavior as Frank Wells did. (Wells was president of The Walt Disney
Company when he died in a helicopter crash in Nevada in April 1994.) John Glenn is the fifth recipient of the
Frank G. Wells Award.
Barneys (the upscale New York City retailer) debuts "Electric Holiday," a Disney
animated showpiece for their seasonal window display. The cartoon, which will loop on
LED tiles at the 660 Madison Avenue location, opens with Minnie Mouse window-shopping for a Lanvin
dress. Soon, her daydream transports her all the way to Paris Fashion Week, where she envisions high-
fashion primping before posing for a glitzy photo session.
Disneyland Paris closes for the day following the cowardly terrorists attacks on Friday evening (November 13) in Paris, France, that killed over 100 people. Located in
Marne-la-Vallee, an Eastern suburb near Paris, Disneyland Paris closes for security reasons and to show solidarity.
Disney's newest animated feature Moana world premieres at the El Capitan Theatre
in Los Angeles, California. Voice cast members Dwayne Johnson and Auli'i Cravalho and
composer Lin-Manuel Miranda attend the premiere, which is part of the lineup for AFI FEST 2016. About a
high-spirited sixteen-year-old daughter of a chief who must save her family, Moana will be released November 23.
"John Glenn epitomizes the concept of reaching for the stars through his
life's work in both the United States space program and the political arena." -CEO Michael D. Eisner