Disney History 02 February

This Day in Disney History – February

February 1

  • 1926: The Alice Comedies “Alices Little Parade” is Released
  • 1973: “The Worlds Greatest Athlete” Premieres. It was released to theaters on February 14th.
  • 2008: “Phineas and Ferb” debuts on Disney Channel

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February 2

  • 1986: “The Disney Sunday Movie” Debuts on ABC

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February 3

  • 1930: Roy O. Disney Signs Contract for Disney Merchandising with George Borgfeldt Company
  • 1939: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short “Society Dog Show” was released
  • 1945: Disney Animated Feature “The Three Caballeros” is Released
  • 1986: Pixar Animation Studios was founded

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February 4

  • 1966: “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” was released
  • 1966: The Disney Comedy Film “The Ugly Dachshund” is Released

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February 5

  • 1953: Peter Pan, based on characters created by Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie, is released by Walt Disney Pictures
  • 1953: The True-Life Adventure Featurette “Bear Country” is Released
  • 2015: Thomas O. Staggs named Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company

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February 6

  • 1943: “Saludos Amigos” debuts in U.S. Theaters
  • 1986: Walt Disney Productions Changes It’s Name to The Walt Disney Company
  • 2006: The Walt Disney Company re-acquires the rights to Walt Disney’s original character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
  • 2009: “it’s a small world” reopens at Disneyland park with 29 new Disney and Pixar characters

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February 7

  • 1938: First Daily Donald Duck Comic Strip is Released
  • 1940: Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio” premieres in New York City

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February 8

  • 1952: The Animated Short “Lambert The Sheepish Lion” is released to theaters
  • 1967: The Disney Live-Action Comedy “Monkeys Go Home” is released to theaters
  • 1968: Walt Disney Studio’s live-action comedy “Blackbeard’s Ghost” premiered at the Pacific’s Pantages Theatre in Hollywood
  • 2001: Disney California Adventure park opens at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California

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February 9

  • 1951: The Pluto Cartoon “Cold Storage” is Released
  • 1964: “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh” Airs on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color

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February 10

  • 1934: The Silly Symphony “Grasshopper and the Ants” is Released
  • 1963: “Inside Outer Space” Airs on Walt Disneys Wonderful World of Color
  • 2014: Shirley Temple Black, Hollywood Legend and the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of Walt Disney Productions passed away

February 11

  • 1938: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Self Control” is Released
  • 2005: “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” is Released

February 12

  • 1945: Disney Delivers “The Right Spark Plug in the Right Place” to the Electric Auto-Lite Company
  • 1958: The steel hull of the beloved Disneyland park attraction Sailing Ship Columbia is completed
  • 1988: Disney’s “Magic in the Magic Kingdom” Airs on Television

February 13

  • 1957: The DISNEYLAND episode, “The Tricks of Our Trade” aired
  • 1959: “Duck Flies Coop” Debuts on Disneyland TV Show
  • 2000: Pin Trading is officially introduced at the Disneyland Resort
  • 2004: The Hollywood Tower Hotel marquee is lit for the first time on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure Park
  • 2009: “Disney XD”, a new cable network, launches
  • 2013: The Official Disney Blog “Oh My Disney” launched

February 14

  • 1957: The Disney Documentary “The Blue Men of Morocco” is Released
  • 1998: Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop opens at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World
  • 2009: The American Idol Experience opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • 2011: “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” debuts on Disney Channel

February 15

  • 1925: The Alice Comedy “Alice Solves the Puzzle” is Released
  • 1950: Walt Disney’s 12th Animated Classic “Cinderella” is released
  • 2006: The No. 5 Ward Kimball engine is dedicated on the Disneyland Railroad

February 16

  • 1955: “Cavalcade of Songs” Premieres on Disneyland TV series
  • 2007: “Bridge to Terabithia” is Released
  • 2015: “Luigi’s Flying Tires” Attraction Closes at Disney California Adventure Park

February 17

  • 1934: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Camping Out” is Released
  • 2004: Disney acquires the Muppets properties and Bear in the Big Blue House
  • 2006: The Disney Family Drama Adventure “Eight Below” is Released

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February 18

  • 1933: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Mickey’s Pal Pluto” is Released
  • 1953: The Disney Documentary “The Alaskan Eskimo” is Released
  • 2000: “45 Years of Magic” parade and “Believe…There’s Magic in the Stars” fireworks debut at Disneyland park

February 19

  • 1943: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Pluto and the Armadillo” is Released
  • 1956: “Kellers Jungle Killers” Opens at Disneyland
  • 1985: Mickey Mouse visits China in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Disneyland park

February 20

  • 1937: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Moose Hunters” is released
  • 1985: Disney Legend and Original Voice of Donald Duck Clarence “Ducky” Nash Passes Away
  • 1986: WED Enterprises is renamed Walt Disney Imagineering

February 21

  • 1927: The Alice Comedy “Alice at the Rodeo” is Released
  • 1965: “An Otter in the Family” Airs on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color

February 22

  • 1964: Passengers on the Columbia Sailing Ship at Disneyland are Allowed Below Decks For the First Time
  • 1991: The Disney Touchstone Pictures “Scenes From a Mall” is Released
  • 2009: “Wall-E” wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film
  • 2015: “Big Hero 6 wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film
  • 2015: “Feast” wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

February 23

  • 1935: “The Band Concert” (first Mickey Mouse cartoon in color) and the black-and-white short, “Mickey’s Service Station” debut
  • 1939: Walt Disney receives a special Academy Award for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
  • 1939: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Awards Oscar to Disney for “Ferdinand the Bull”
  • 2004: Snow White – An Enchanting Musical debuts in Fantasyland Theater at Disneyland park
  • 2010: After running at Disneyland from 1986-97, “Captain EO” reopens at Disneyland park
  • 2014: Olympian Kim Smith Wins the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World

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February 24

  • 1939: The Silly Symphony “The Practical Pig” is Released
  • 1956: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Chips Ahoy” is Released
  • 1969: “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day received an Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject, Cartoons
  • 1975: “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too” received an Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject, Cartoons
  • 1993: The BEAUTY AND THE BEAST soundtrack was honored at the Grammy Awards
  • 2013: Disney “Paperman” wins Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars
  • 2013: Disney/Pixar “Brave” wins Best Animated Feature Film at the Oscars

February 25

  • 1938: The Mickey Mouse short, “Boat Builders” was released
  • 1988: NBC Airs Disneys “Totally Minnie”
  • 2005: Disney Sells Anaheim Ducks Hockey Team

February 26

  • 1942: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Special Awards Oscars to Fantasia

February 27

  • 1941: “Pinocchio” Wins Two Oscars
  • 1959: “The Adventures of Chip ‘n’ Dale” Debuts on Disneyland TV Show
  • 1992: Elizabeth Taylor celebrates her 60th birthday at Disneyland park

February 28

  • 1942: The cartoon short “Pluto, Junior” was released
  • 1993: Disney Channel Premieres First Episode of “Bonkers”
  • 1997: ABC Airs Walt Disney World’s 25th Anniversary Party
  • 2016: Disney Legend Jack Lindquist passed away