Disney History – January 27

This Day in Disney History January 27


Toy Story Funhouse - D23
Toy Story Funhouse (courtesy D23.com)

1996: Toy Story Funhouse moved from Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to Tomorrowland at Disneyland

From D23:
When Disney·Pixar Toy Story was shown at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, audiences were also treated to an amusement center for all ages, themed to that very first fully computer-generated feature film. The experience pleased fans so much that it was a shame to have it all go away when the film finished its run at the theatre. And so, on this day in 1996, Toy Story Funhouse opened in Tomorrowland at Disneyland for a few more months of fun.
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2013: Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke receives SAG’s (Screen Actors Guild) Lifetime Achievement Award

From Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award. 49th Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27, 2013

In making today’s announcement, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard said, “Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment. From his career-changing Broadway turn in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ and his deadpan humor in the Emmy® winning ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ to his unforgettable performance as Bert in ‘Mary Poppins,” he sets a high bar for actors. Stage, big screen, small screen, literally everywhere he has worked he has inspired millions of fans and has had a tremendously positive impact on the industry and the world. He is so deserving of this honor and I congratulate him.”
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