2005:
Actress Brooke Tansley offers her final performance as Belle in
 Disney's Broadway hit Beauty and the BeastThe 14th actress to play Belle on Broadway,
 Tansley has performed the role since September 14, 2004.

Disney Channel premieres Life with Dereka 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).
1917:
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, and Grammi in the animated TV series The Gummi Bears. In Who 
Framed Roger Rabbit, Foray voiced Wheezy (the chain smoker 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!
1925:
The Apollo Theater in Los Angeles premieres 
Disney's Alice Comedy film Alice Plays Cupid.
1928:
Walt Disney's "Mickey Mouse" trademark application is granted.
1939:
Actor and master of sketch comedy Fred Willard, the voice of Melvin in the 2005
 animated feature Chicken Little, and the voice of Shelby Forthright in the 2008
 WALL-E, is born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He has also voiced the character of Jack Hench in
 episodes of Disney Channel's Kim Possible series and 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 TapWaiting for GuffmanBest in Show, and A Mighty Wind, and on the hit TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.)
1957:
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.
1998:
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.
2000:
Production begins on Disney's newest live-action film
The Princess Diaries in San Francisco.
2001:
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.)
2004:
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.
2006:
Starting this day, Disney Channel expands its weekly
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series to a daily format.
In 1935, Walt Disney was 
presented with a medal by the 
League of Nations (whose goals 
included disarmament, 
preventing war, settling disputes 
between countries, & improving 
global welfare) 
in Paris, France.

1982:
Ron Schneider (who has been appearing in the Golden Horseshoe Revue at 
Disneyland) arrives in Orlando, Florida to prepare fo his newest role. He has been hired to 
play a wizard named Dreamfinder for Epcot's Journey Into Imagination pavilion, which will debut with the new theme 
park on October 1. (The actual attraction Journey Into Imagination With Figment won't open until March 1983.)
1973:
Actor James Marsden is born in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He appeared as Prince Edward in
 Disney's 2007 feature Enchanted. (He is perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men films.)
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1986:
Captain EO, a 3-D, 70mm, Sci-fi, fantasy, musical movie attraction 
starring Michael Jackson, opens at Disneyland. Directed by Francis Ford 
Coppola and executive-produced by George Lucas, the movie tells the story of Captain EO 
(Jackson) and his ragtag crew of space travelers. The seventeen-minute film has cost an 
estimated $30 million dollars to produce - at this time the most expensive film ever produced on a per-minute basis. 
Already playing at EPCOT, Disneyland is the second Disney park to present the film (it will eventually open at 
Tokyo Disney in 1987 and at Disneyland Paris in 1992).
Captain EO opens at Disneyland
"And in the years since I've retired from Disney I’m grateful to be remembered for my involvement in
the creation of the strolling characters." -Ron Schneider


SEASON 4 EPISODE 2
2010:
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.
1992:
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 PalaceIt 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.
1989:
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.
1966:
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!
1987:
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.
1993:
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.
1963:
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."
2011:
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)
1999:
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."
September 18
"Dreamfinder & Figment will never really go away as long as there are pin collectors and
Vinylmation left in the world." -Ron Schneider
2015:
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.