Disney History 09 September

This Day in Disney History – September

September 1

  • 1939: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short, “The Autograph Hound” Premieres
  • 1995: Disney Online, a division of Disney Interactive created to develop The Walt Disney Company’s online presence, is formed
  • 2007: An updated version of the Circle-Vision 360 film “O Canada!” officially opens at Epcot

September 2

  • 1905: Animator and Disney Legend Eric Larson is Born
  • 1959: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short “How to Have an Accident at Work” is Released
  • 1979: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens at Disneyland

September 3

  • 1996: “Quack Pack” Debuts on TV

September 4

  • 1942: The Goofy Cartoon Short “How to Play Baseball” is Released
  • 2001: Tokyo DisneySea opens at Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan

September 5

  • 1912: Disney Legend Frank Thomas is born, one of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men” of Animation
  • 1927: The First Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, “Trolley Troubles” was released
  • 1930: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short “The Chain Gang” Premieres

September 6

  • 1976: America on Parade ends at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
  • 1996: The Mighty Ducks Animated Series Debuts in Syndication
  • 2009: The Documentary Feature, “Waking Sleeping Beauty” Debuts at the Telluride Film Festival

September 7

  • 1984: Morocco Pavilion Opens in World Showcase at Epcot
  • 1991: “Darkwing Duck” Debuts on ABC and in Syndication. It debuted on Disney Afternoon on September 6, but Disney originally kept the ABC episodes separate for distribution purposes.
  • 1992: “Goof Troop” Debuts in Syndication

September 8

  • 1993: Disney’s Hollywood Pictures Releases “The Joy Luck Club”
  • 1995: The Lion Kings Timon and Pumbaa Debuts in Syndication

September 9

  • 1938: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short “Mickey’s Parrot” Premieres
  • 1995: “Sing Me A Story With Belle” Debuts in Syndication

September 10

  • 1932: The Silly Symphony “King Neptune” Premieres
  • 1990: The Animated Series “TaleSpin” Debuts in Syndication
  • 1993: “Bill Nye the Science Guy” Television Series Debuts in Syndication
  • 2009: The first Disney D23 Expo begins at the Anaheim Convention Center

September 11

  • 1892: Disney Legend Vance DeBar “Pinto” Colvig (original voice of Goofy) is born
  • 1968: Walt Disney’s Portrait Appears on US Postage Stamp

September 12

  • 1986: Captain EO Opens at Epcot
  • 2005: Hong Kong Disneyland opens

September 13

  • 1978: NBC Airs “NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of The Wonderful World of Disney”
  • 1997: Disney’s “One Saturday Morning” Debuts on ABC
  • 2005: “Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie” was released direct-to-video
  • 2014: Shanghai Disney Resort made its first appearance in the Annual Shanghai Tourism Festival parade

September 14

  • 1964: President Lyndon Johnson presents Walt Disney with the Medal of Freedom at the White House
  • 1985: Disney’s Touchstone Television Debuts “The Golden Girls” on TV

September 15

  • 1944: “How to Play Football,” directed by Jack Kinney is released
  • 1996: Ellen’s Energy Adventure opens at Epcot
  • 2006: The first annual Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend begins

September 16

  • 1918: Walt Disney Enlists in Red Cross Ambulance Corps
  • 1933: The Silly Symphony “The Pied Piper” Premieres

September 17

  • 1932: The Mickey Mouse Short, “The Whoopee Party” directed by Wilfred Jackson is released
  • 1991: Disney’s “Home Improvement” Starring Tim Allen Debuts
  • 2006: Former Cast Member Kevin Broady wins the first Disneyland Half Marathon

September 18

  • 1986: “Captain EO” officially opens at Disneyland
  • 1989: “Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers” Debuts in Syndication

September 19

  • 1952: The Cartoon Short “Pluto’s Party” Premieres
  • 2003: Disney’s Touchstone Pictures “Cold Creek Manor” is Released

September 20

  • 1940: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short “Window Cleaners” is released
  • 1987: “We the People All-America Parade” debuted at Magic Kingdom Park

September 21

  • 1945: The Goofy Cartoon Short “Hockey Homicide” was Released

September 22

  • 1950: The Pluto Cartoon Short “Camp Dog” is Released
  • 2004: “Lost” TV Show Premieres on ABC

September 23

  • 1938: The 100th Mickey Mouse short, “Brave Little Tailor” Premieres
  • 1980: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Opens at Walt Disney World
  • 1984: Michael Eisner and Frank Wells become chairman/CEO and president of Walt Disney Productions

September 24

  • 1937: The Mickey cartoon short “Hawaiian Holiday” is released
  • 1961: “An Adventure in Color” Debuts on TV
  • 1995: The Mark Twain Riverboat is the setting for the first wedding on a Disneyland attraction

September 25

  • 1942: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short “The Vanishing Private” Premieres
  • 1953: Marvin Davis Completes his Second Generation Hub Layout For Proposed Disneyland

September 26

  • 1953: Walt Discusses his Plans for Disneyland With Herb Ryman
  • 1962: “Almost Angels” is Released
  • 1991: Hyperion Books, a Disney publishing company, releases its first book “Amazing Grace”

September 27

  • 1947: The Disney Animated Package Feature “Fun and Fancy Free” Premieres

September 28

  • 1935: The Disney Animated Package Feature “Fun and Fancy Free” Premieres
  • 2006: The Disney Touchstone Television TV Show “Ugly Betty” Debuts

September 29

  • 1934: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short “Mickey Plays Papa” is Released
  • 1963: “The Horse Without a Head” Debuts on TV
  • 1994: Innoventions opens at Epcot

September 30

  • 1961: Louis Armstrong Performs at Disneyland For the First Time
  • 2001: “Alias” Debuts on TV
  • 2003: Mickey’s PhilharMagic opens at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The dedication ceremony was held on October 8, 2003