Disney History 11 November

This Day in Disney History – November

November 1

  • 1924: The Alice Comedy “Alice Gets in Dutch” is Released
  • 1940: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Mr Mouse Takes a Trip” Premieres
  • 1986: The Golden Horseshoe Jamboree premieres at Disneyland park
  • 1994: Disney’s All-Star Music Resort opens at Walt Disney World
  • 2001: Disney acquires The Baby Einstein Company
  • 2003: Disney Legend Tony Baxter Honored with Window on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland

November 2

  • 1979: Postage Stamps Featuring Disney Characters Help Mark the International Year of the Child
  • 1992: Mission to Mars takes its final flight at Disneyland
  • 2001: Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios releases “Monsters, Inc.”

November 3

  • 1950: The Goofy cartoon short “Hold That Pose” is released
  • 1977: The Live-Action/Animated Musical Film “Pete’s Dragon” Premieres

November 4

  • 1938: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Donald’s Golf Game” Premieres
  • 1949: The Pluto Cartoon “Sheep Dog” is Released
  • 2005: CHICKEN LITTLE, Disney Animation’s 46th feature, was generally released in the U.S.

November 5

  • 1937: The Silly Symphony “The Old Mill” Premieres
  • 1990: Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Open at Walt Disney World
  • 2004: Pixar’s two-time Academy Award-winning superhero film THE INCREDIBLES debuted in the U.S.

November 6

  • 1942: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Sky Trooper” is Released
  • 1956: The musical fantasy “A Cowboy Needs A Horse” directed by Bill Justice was released
  • 1956: The True-Life Adventure “Secrets of Life” Premieres

November 7

  • 1962: “The Legend of Lobo” is Released
  • 2013: Disney’s Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Mini-Series Event
  • 2014: “Big Hero 6” is Released

November 8

  • 1973: The Disney Animated Classic “Robin Hood” was released

November 9

  • 1993: Fountain View Espresso & Bakery Opens at Epcot
  • 2001: “LuminAria”, a holiday light and music show, debuts on Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure park

November 10

  • 1953: The first feature-length True-Life Adventure “The Living Desert” was released
  • 1959: “Third Man on the Mountain” Premieres
  • 1998: Innoventions opens at Disneyland park in the former home of Carousel of Progress and America Sings
  • 2006: The first recipient of a star on Anaheim’s Walk of Stars is posthumously awarded to Walt Disney

November 11

  • 1992: “Aladdin” Premieres

November 12

  • 1939: Hollywood Legend Bela Lugosi Spends the Day at the Disney Studios for Fantasia Reference Work
  • 1946: The Live-Action/Animated Musical Film “Song of the South” Premieres

November 13

  • 1940: Disney releases one of its highly regarded classics, “Fantasia”
  • 1997: “The Lion King” Stage Production Opens on Broadway

November 14

  • 1936: The 64th Silly Symphony “Mother Pluto” was released
  • 1941: The Goofy Cartoon Short “The Art of Skiing” Premieres

November 15

  • 1932: Art School Formed at Disney Studio with Donald Graham Serving as Teacher
  • 1965: Walt and Roy Disney Announce “Florida Project”
  • 1980: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Officially Opens in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

November 16

  • 1990: The animated feature “The Rescuers Down Under” took audiences into the Australian outback
  • 1990: The 25-minute featurette “The Prince and the Pauper” is Released
  • 2004: Stitch’s Great Escape! opened at Magic Kingdom
  • 2014: The Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort

November 17

  • 1934: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short “The Dognapper” is Released
  • 1989: “The Little Mermaid” is Released
  • 1999: Disney Spins off Internet Division as Go.com

November 18

  • 1928: “Steamboat Willie” is released at the Colony Theatre in New York — this marks the release of the very first Mickey Mouse cartoon, and the first appearance by Minnie Mouse
  • 1932: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “The Parade of Award Nominees” Debuts at the Academy Awards
  • 1962: Swiss Family Treehouse (now Tarzan’s Treehouse) opens at Disneyland
  • 1978: Mickey Mouse becomes the first animated character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1988: The 27th Disney Animated Movie “Oliver & Company” is Released
  • 1993: The “Partners” statue in the Central Plaza is dedicated at Disneyland

November 19

  • 1932: The Silly Symphony “Babes in the Woods” is Released
  • 1999: “it’s a small world” becomes the first Disneyland park attraction to offer Disney’s FASTPASS
  • 2004: “National Treasure” starring Nicolas Cage Premiers
  • 2013: Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, passed away at the age of 79

November 20

  • 1942: The Pluto Cartoon “Pluto at the Zoo” is Released
  • 1998: Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios world premier of “A Bug’s Life” at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. It was widely released on November 25, 1998.

November 21

  • 1952: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Pluto’s Christmas Tree” is Released
  • 1994: The Timekeeper opened at the Metropolis Science Center in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park
  • 2007: Disney’s animated world collided with modern-day New York when “Enchanted” cast its spell on theater audiences nationwide
  • 2008: Disney Animation’s 48th feature “BOLT” was released

November 22

  • 1963: Walt decides on Florida for the location of Walt Disney World
  • 1985: “One Magic Christmas” is Released
  • 1991: Walt Disney Pictures releases it’s 30th animated feature, “Beauty and the Beast”
  • 1995: Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios release “Toy Story”

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November 23

  • 1942: Walt Disney Delivers “South of the Border with Disney” to Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
  • 1951: The Goofy Cartoon Short “No Smoking” is Released
  • 2011: “The Muppets” was Released

November 24

  • 1955: Mickey Mouse Club Circus Attraction Opens at Disneyland
  • 1955: The First Holiday Parade Premieres at Disneyland
  • 1995: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights debuts at Walt Disney World
  • 1999: Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios releases “Toy Story 2”
  • 2010: “Tangled” the 50th full-length feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios is released

November 25

  • 1938: The Cartoon Short “Ferdinand the Bull” premiered
  • 1949: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short “Slide Donald Slide” was released
  • 1992: Walt Disney Pictures releases “Aladdin”
  • 1996: Main Street Electrical Parade Makes Final appearance at Disneyland
  • 1998: Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios release “a bug’s life”

November 26

  • 1937: The Pluto Cartoon “Pluto’s QuinPuplets” is Released
  • 1943: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Home Defense” is Released
  • 2003: “The Haunted Mansion” Premieres

November 27

  • 1996: The Live-Action “101 Dalmatians” is Released
  • 1997: “it’s a small world” at Disneyland receives its first holiday overlay
  • 2002: “Treasure Planet” is Released
  • 2013: Disney’s FROZEN debuts in U.S. Theaters

November 28

  • 1947: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Chip an’ Dale” is Released
  • 2003: Disney Channel Debuts “Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time”

November 29

  • 1926: The Alice Comedy “Alice’s Spanish Guitar” is Released
  • 1996: Epcot World Showcase Annual Holiday Celebration Holidays Around the World Premieres

November 30

  • 1935: The Silly Symphony “Cock o’ the Walk” is Released
  • 1955: ABC Airs the Disneyland TV show “The Story of the Animated Drawing”