Disney History – March 11

This Day in Disney History March 11


Disney Silly Symphony - Birds in the Spring - 1933

1933: The Silly Symphony “Birds in the Spring” is Released

From D23:
A baby bird, Otto, has many adventures when he runs away from home. He meets a hypnotic rattlesnake and runs into trouble with a hornets’ nest. Rescued by his father and taken home, he is given a spanking.
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Disney's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - 1977

1977: Walt Disney Pictures releases “The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh

From Wikipedia:
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated buddy musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd Disney animated feature film and was first released on March 11, 1977 on a double bill with The Littlest Horse Thieves.

The film’s content is derived from three previously released animated featurettes Disney produced based upon the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974). Extra material used to link the three featurettes together was added to allow the stories to merge into each other.
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2010: Disney Legends and music composers Richard & Robert Sherman receive a window on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park

From Disney Parks Blog:
The window dedicated to the Sherman Brothers reads “Two Brothers Tunemakers,” with their names inscribed underneath. Check it out next time you stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. The famous brothers are the creative minds behind the song “it’s a small world (after all),” and the theme songs for several attractions (The Enchanted Tiki Room, Carousel of Progress) and songs from the movies “Mary Poppins,” “The Jungle Book,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” “The Aristocats” and “Winnie the Pooh.”
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From D23:
“Richard and Robert Sherman’s contribution to Disney spans 50 years and has touched virtually every aspect of our company,” said Robert A. Iger, president and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “By dedicating a window on Main Street, U.S.A. inside Disneyland we are pleased to recognize them with one of the highest honors our company bestows.”

The tradition of honoring individuals with a personalized decorative window was started on Main Street, U.S.A. by Walt Disney and has continued at Disney parks worldwide. A Disneyland window is considered the ultimate honor anyone can receive from “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
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Disney Main Street WindowsMain Street Windows: A Complete Guide to Disney’s Whimsical Tributes

As you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., have you ever looked up and wondered what the names on the windows mean? Although the tradition of honoring people with a window has been around since Disneyland’s opening day, there has never been a comprehensive list of them all….

Until now.
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