This Day in Disney History February 1
1926: The Alice Comedies “Alice’s Little Parade” is Released
The Alice Comedies are a series of animated cartoons created by Walt Disney in the 1920s, in which a live action little girl named Alice (originally played by Virginia Davis) and an animated cat named Julius have adventures in an animated landscape.
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1973: “The Worlds Greatest Athlete” Premieres. It was released to theaters on February 14th.
The World’s Greatest Athlete raced onto screens for the first time on this day in 1973, telling the story of Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent), a boy raised by natives in the jungles of Africa after the death of his parents. When a coach and his assistant (portrayed by John Amos and Tim Conway) discover the athletic jungle boy, they quickly recruit him to compete in college athletics, which also means bringing along Nanu’s closest companion… a 435 pound tiger.
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2008: “Phineas and Ferb” debuts on Disney Channel
Phineas and Ferb is an American animated musical comedy television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas Flynn and his British stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation.
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