Tansley has performed the role since September 14, 2004.
Disney Channel premieres Life with Derek, a new half hour comedy series
featuring Michael Seater as Derek Venturi. The series revolves around George Venturi (a
divorced man who has custody of his two sons Derek & Edwin and daughter Marti) who marries a divorced
woman named Nora (who has two daughters, Casey and Lizzie).
Versatile voice actress June Foray (famously known as the voice of
Rocket J. "Rocky" Squirrel on the animated The Rocky and Bullwinkle
Show) is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Her Disney credits include the
sounds of Lucifer the cat in Cinderella, the voice of Hazel the Witch in the 1952 short Trick or Treat, and Peter Pan - for which she played a live-action mermaid to serve as a reference for the animators. She is also the voice of Grandmother Fa in Mulan and Mulan II, Grammi in the animated TV series The Gummi Bears, and Ma Beagle and Magica De Spell in the TV series DuckTales. In the 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Foray voiced Wheezy (the chain smoking weasel) and Lena Heyena. Foray can be heard in the Disney park attraction Pirates of the Caribbean - as the wife of the man getting dunked! (Foray passed away in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 99, less than two months before her 100th birthday.)
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Actor and master of sketch comedy Fred Willard is born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. His Disney roles include Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO in WALL-E, the Secretary of the Interior in Planes: Fire & Rescue, Jack Hench in episodes of Disney Channel's Kim Possible series, Dwayne Bouffant in Handy Manny, Grandpa Murphy in Milo Murphy's Law, and Mr. Doozy in Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures. Willard played Frank Dunphy, father of Phil, in several episodes of ABC's Modern Family, and even appeared on 2 episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place. (An alumnus of The Second City comedy troupe, Willard is best known for his roles in such features as This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind, and on the hit TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.)
The Disneyland television series airs the episode "Four Fabulous Characters."
The program features four stories about Americans who became folk heroes - Casey Jones, a railroad
engineer who is borderline fanatical on punctuality; Henry Coy and Grace Martin, a couple from two feuding families; Mighty Casey of the Mudville Nine; and Johnny Appleseed.
Secrets of the Animal Kingdom, a syndicated half-hour television series, first airs.
Taped at Disney's Animal Kingdom, it is the first series produced by Walt Disney Attractions Television.
Production begins on Disney's newest live-action film
The Princess Diaries in San Francisco.
The touring production of Disney's Aida opens at the Austin Performing Arts
Center located at the University of Texas. (The show will run through the 23rd.)
Marceline, Missouri (boyhood home of Walt Disney) hosts their
sixth annual Toonfest celebration.
Cameron Mackintosh's stage adaptation of Mary Poppins officially opens for a limited
engagement at the Bristol Hippodrome in Bristol, England. In previews since September 15,
the show will run through November 6 and then move to London's Prince Edward Theatre in December.
Starting this day, Disney Channel expands its weekly
Ape Pen Publishing and the 1313 Club hosts an event celebrating the incredible
mechanical story of Disneyland. "Walt Disney’s Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom" takes
place at the Disneyland Hotel with such special guests as Kathryn Beaumont, Bob Gurr, Floyd Norman,
X Atencio and Rolly Crump. The event is hosted by actor & Disney fan Neil Patrick Harris.
Disney's Hollywood Pictures releases Sarafina! starring Whoopi Goldberg and based
on the South African musical about apartheid. It is co-produced with Miramax Films.
CBS debuts Touchstone Television's newest sitcom The Golden Palace. It is a spin-off and
continuation of the hit series The Golden Girls (which ended in May 1992). The series features three of the four
actresses from The Golden Girls (Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty) who move out of their original
home to operate an upscale hotel called The Golden Palace.
Touchstone Pictures releases the comedy feature Captain Ron,
starring Kurt Russell and Martin Short. Russell plays a sailor with a quirky personality and a
checkered past who is hired by Short to sail a yacht through the Caribbean with his family aboard.
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers debuts in syndication. The animated series, produced by Walt
Disney Television Animation and created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, has been running on the Disney
Channel since March 1989.
Season 3 of DuckTales premieres with the episode "The Land of Trala La."
Brand New Life: The Honeymooners, a two-hour television movie pilot starring Barbara Eden and Don Murray, airs as part of NBC Monday Night at the Movies. Produced by Walt Disney Television and NBC Productions, the film centers on a struggling divorced mother of three teenagers working part-time as a waitress while studying to become a court reporter, who meets and marries a wealthy attorney and widower with three teenagers of his own. (Its ratings success will lead to the commissioning of a weekly series on Sunday nights on NBC's The Magical World of Disney the following month.)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color airs part 2 of "Emil and the Detectives."
Off on a trip to visit relatives in Berlin, Germany, 11-year-old Emil (played by Bryan Russell) is robbed of what
little traveling money he has. Enlisting the help of the street-wise orphan Gustav (Roger Mobley) and his band
of enterprising juvenile detectives they not only track down the crook but they also uncover an elaborate
plan to rob Berlin Bank!
DuckTales, an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and based on Carl Barks' "Uncle Scrooge" comic book series, premieres.
It will run for a total of 4 seasons and 100 episodes. The show follows Scrooge McDuck, his three grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and close friends of the group, on various adventures, most of which either involve
seeking out treasure or thwarting the efforts of villains seeking to steal Scrooge's fortune. The voice cast
includes Alan Young (as Scrooge McDuck), Russi Taylor (as Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck and Webby Vanderquack), Chuck McCann (as Duckworth the Butler, Burger Beagle, and Bouncer Beagle), and
June Foray (as Ma Beagle and Magica De Spell). The immense success of the show will lead to a franchise of merchandise and a theatrical spin-off film entitled DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, in 1990.
Disney's newest animated television series Marsupilami debuts on CBS. Based on a fictional comic book animal created by André Franquin in January 1952, the series will last for just one season.
Daniel Kingsley Povenmire, television director, writer, producer and storyboard
artist, is born in San Diego, California. He is the co-creator of the Disney animated series
Phineas and Ferb and also voices the show's villain, Heinz Doofenshmirtz. (Prior to Phineas and Ferb, he was
a longtime director on the prime time series Family Guy, where he was nominated for an Annie Award in 2005.)
"Someone at Disney heard one of the records and called me in to do the
sounds of Lucifer the Cat in Cinderella."
Disney Channel presents the world premiere of A.N.T. Farm star China Anne McClain’s music video, "Calling All the Monsters," during the one hour season
two premiere of Shake It Up.
The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is held at the Nokia Theatre in
Downtown Los Angeles, California. Among the wins for Disney/ABC:
Outstanding Comedy Series - Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series / Actor - Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series / Actress - Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Outstanding Guest Performance in a Drama Series / Actress - Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family)
The twenty-eighth episode of Disney's Recess, "Dodgeball City/A Career to
Remember" premieres on ABC-TV. Guest Charles Napier (known for his portrayals of square-jawed
tough guys and military types) supplies the voice for adult Hector in "Dodgeball City."
"Dreamfinder & Figment will never really go away as long as there are pin collectors and
Vinylmation left in the world." -Ron Schneider
Disney fans celebrate Dapper Day at the Disneyland Resort by dressing up
in suits, classy hats, dressy dresses and gloves. The event was started in 2011 by Disneyland
fans who longed for the day when people dressed for a visit to the theme park as they did in the 1950s.
The twice-a-year Dapper Day has taken on a life of its own and grown over the years to include Walt Disney World,
and this year includes a dance Friday night, a retro slide show at the AMC Theatres, a two-day expo at
the Disneyland Hotel and a car show in the Disneyland Hotel parking lot.
Actor, comedian & producer Billy Eichner is born in Queens, New York. He is the
voice of Timon in Disney's 2019 photorealistic live action-styled remake of The Lion King.
Actor Tim McInnerny is born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England. He played the role
of Alonzo in both the 1995 101 Dalmatians and the 2000 102 Dalmatians.
Actor Gailard Sartain is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Best known for his appearances on the country music variety series Hee Haw, Sartain is also known for his roles in three of the Ernest movies and the TV series Hey Vern, It's Ernest!, which ran for one season on CBS in 1988. His Touchstone credits include Ernest Goes to Camp (1987), Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), and Ernest Goes to Jail (1990).
Honk Kong Disneyland reopens after 2 days of closure due to Typhoon Mangkhut.
The typhoon slammed Hong Kong and southern China on September 16.