Disney History 03 March

This Day in Disney History – March

March 1

  • 1924: The Alice Comedy “Alices Day at Sea” is Released
  • 1996: Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort opens
  • 1999: The Maharajah Jungle Trek officially opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • 2015: World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures “Cinderella” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

March 2

  • 1951: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short “Dude Duck” was released
  • 2007: The Disney/Touchstone Comedy “Wild Hogs” was released
  • 2014: Disney’s “Frozen” wins the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film and the Best Original Song for “Let it Go” at the Academy Awards

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March 3

  • 1934: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Playful Pluto” is Released
  • 1957: The First Annual Disneyland Pancake Races took place
  • 1995: The Indiana Jones Adventure opens at Disneyland park

March 4

  • 1980: The first Disney VHS tapes were released
  • 1989: Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers premiered on The Disney Channel
  • 1995: “40 Years of Adventure” Airs with the Opening of Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland
  • 2007: Muppet Mobile Lab, an interactive audio-animatronic demonstration debuts at Disney California Adventure
  • 2016: Disney Animation’s 55th Feature, “Zootopia” is released

March 5

  • 1936: “Three Orphan Kittens” won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject – Cartoons
  • 1948: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Drip Dippy Donald” was Released
  • 1983: The original Journey Into Imagination attraction debuted at Epcot
  • 2010: “Alice in Wonderland” with Johnny Depp is Released
  • 2012: Disney Legend Robert B Sherman passes away

March 6

  • 1888: The Town of Marceline Missouri (the hometown of Walt Disney) is Incorporated
  • 1957: “Man in Flight” Debuts on Disneyland TV Show

March 7

  • 1936: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Mickeys Grand Opera” is Released
  • 1955: Walt Disney Wins Two Emmy Awards For Disneyland TV Series
  • 2008: Disney Legend Bob Gurr receives a window on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park

March 8

  • 1946: The Goofy Cartoon “A Knight for a Day” is Released
  • 1964: “For The Love of Willadean” Debuts on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color
  • 1986: Alice’s Tea Party opens at Tokyo Disneyland
  • 2013: Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful opens in Theaters

March 9

  • 1911: Disney Legend John Lounsbery, one of the Nine Old Men was born
  • 1955: “Man in Space” Debuts on Disneyland TV Series
  • 1984: Disney’s Touchstone label made its debut with the release of Splash
  • 2014: ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

March 10

  • 1938: The Silly Symphony “The Old Mill” Wins Academy Award for Best Short Subject Cartoons
  • 1978: “Return from Witch Mountain” premieres
  • 2009: D23, the Official Disney Fan Club is started

March 11

  • 1933: The Silly Symphony “Birds in the Spring” is Released
  • 1977: Walt Disney Pictures releases “The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh”
  • 2010: Disney Legends and music composers Richard & Robert Sherman receive a window on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park

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March 12

  • 1964: The Disney Family Drama “A Tiger Walks” is Released
  • 1993: The Roger Rabbit Cartoon “Trail Mix-Up” is released
  • 2013: Fantasy Faire in Disneyland park opens
  • 2017: ‘Miss Adventure Falls’ Attraction Opens at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park [read more] [read more]

March 13

  • 1937: The Silly Symphony “Woodland Café” is Released
  • 1969: Walt Disney Productions “The Love Bug” is Released
  • 2002: Beauty and the Beast Becomes 10th Longest Running Broadway Show of All Time

March 14

  • 1935: Donald Duck Makes his First Appearance in the Mickey Mouse Daily Comic Strip
  • 1965: “Kilroy” Debuts on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color
  • 2008: Pixar Play Parade debuts in Disney California Adventure park

March 15

  • 1940: The Donald Duck Cartoon “The Riveter” is Released
  • 1991: “Disney Afternoon Live” debuts at Disneyland park featuring Baloo’s Dressing Room & “Plane Crazy” show
  • 2001: Disneyland Welcomes its 450 Millionth Guest

March 16

  • 1961: The Disney Comedy “The Absent Minded Professor” was released
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  • 2002: Walt Disney Studios theme park opens in France next-door to Disneyland Paris

March 17

  • 1939: The Goofy Cartoon “Goofy and Wilbur” is released
  • 1956: Walt Disney Wins Emmy for Best Producer for “Disneyland” TV Show
  • 1971: The Disney Comedy “The Barefoot Executive” Premieres
  • 2005: Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction officially opens at Disneyland park
  • 2017: The Live Action “Beauty and the Beast” is released

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March 18

  • 1933: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Mickey’s Mellerdrammer” is Released
  • 1967: The Blue Bayou, the world’s first in-attraction restaurant, opens at Disneyland park
  • 1967: Pirates of the Caribbean opens at Disneyland park

March 19

  • 1948: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Mickey Down Under” is Released
  • 1959: The Disney Live-Action Comedy “The Shaggy Dog” Premieres

March 20

  • 1921: The first Newman Laugh-O-gram premieres at Newman Theater in Kansas City
  • 1948: “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” Wins Oscar for Best Original Song
  • 1952: The True-Life Adventure “Nature’s Half Acre” Wins Oscar for Short Subject Two Reel

March 21

  • 1940: The Disney Studio Commissary Opens
  • 1952: The Chip and Dale Cartoon “Two Chips and a Miss” is Released
  • 1975: Mission to Mars (originally Flight to the Moon) opens at Disneyland park. It later closed on November 2, 1992
  • 1975: “Escape to Witch Mountain” is released

March 22

  • 1935: The Silly Symphony “The Golden Touch” is Released
  • 1970: The Wonderful World of Disney presents “Disneyland Showtime”
  • 1975: Walt Disney World Village opens, a large outdoor mall with specialty shops all built by Disney designers, which later became Disney Village Marketplace

March 23

  • 1967: “Scrooge McDuck and Money” is Released
  • 1969: Disneyland hosts “Love Bug” Day parade of Volkswagen Beetles to promote the film “The Love Bug”
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  • 2000: “Aida” Opens on Broadway

March 24

  • 1949: True-Life Adventure Seal Island Wins an Oscar for Short Subject/Two Reel
  • 1969: Astro-Jets open in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park bringing thrill of “space travel” to astronauts at heart
  • 1972: “Country Bear Jamboree”, the musical revue starring a troupe of talented animatronic bears, opens at Disneyland park
  • 1987: The agreement to build Euro Disneyland, later renamed Disneyland Paris, was signed in France

March 25

  • 1954: “Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom” Wins Oscar for Best Short Subject Cartoon
  • 1964: “The Misadventures of Merlin Jones” is Released
  • 1969: President Nixon presents Lillian Disney with a special gold medal honoring Walt Disney
  • 1996: The Pocahontas song “Colors of the Wind” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (It also won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song on January 21, 1996)

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March 26

  • 1995: Disneyland Resort hosts its first marathon and 5K run
  • 2010: The Documentary “Waking Sleeping Beauty” is Released

March 27

  • 1961: Snow White Grotto opens at Disneyland park
  • 2009: “Celebrate! A Street Party” debuts at Disneyland park

March 28

  • 1929: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “The Opry House” is Released
  • 1987: The original Disney Store opened in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California — just a few miles from The Walt Disney Studios

March 29

  • 1951: The True-Life Adventure “In Beaver Valley” Wins Oscar for Short Subject Two Reel
  • 2002: The Disney Sports Drama “The Rookie” is released

March 30

  • 1955: Walt Disney Productions Wins Two Oscars for 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 1987: Paul Newman Wins Oscar for The Color of Money
  • 2007: Walt Disney Pictures released “Meet the Robinsons”

March 31

  • 1944: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Donald Duck and the Gorilla” is Released
  • 1958: The Grand Canyon Diorama opens on the Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland park
  • 1990: The Disney Produced Series “Carol & Co.” Debuts on NBC TV
  • 2002: Primeval Whirl® opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • 2012: The Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship makes its maiden voyage