The Disney Magazine began life
as the Disney News in 1965. The publication changed its name
 to the Disney Magazine
 in 1994 and unfortunately
 ceased to exist by 2005.
2003:
The Disney short Destino is released and given a surprise world premiere
 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Originally an abandoned project from the
 1940s, the piece features the beautiful work of painter Salvador Dalí (and Disney studio artist John Hench). The
 six-minute short follows the love story of Chronos and the ill-fated love he has for a mortal female. The story
 continues as the female dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí's paintings. Although there is little
 dialogue, the sound track features a song by the Mexican composer Armando Dominguez.
1989:
Touchstone Pictures - part of Disney's Buena Vista Entertainment family - releases Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams. Set at a conservative and aristocratic 
boys prep school, the film tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students to change their lives of 
conformity through his teaching of poetry and literature.

Disney Channel airs the 30th episode of MMC. Today is Hall of Fame Day!
2002:
The Nelsons finish out their 2-day engagement at Epcot 
as part of the final Flower Power Concert Series of 2002. 

Epcot's new Journey Into Imagination with Figment is dedicated. Contained within The Imagination! Pavilion, it is the third incarnation of the attraction. Unlike the first two versions, Figment plays a larger role as the small purple dragon appears in every show scene.
1998:
The soundtrack to Disney's Mulan is released on Walt Disney Records. It
 features the film version of "Reflection" (written by Matthew Wilder & David
 Zippel) as well as a pop version sung by former-Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera.

2007:
The completed Ratatouille is viewed by the Pixar staff at a wrap party. 
(The animated feature will be released in theaters June 29.)
1997:
Space traveler Story Musgrave appears at Disney Institute in Florida. An astronaut, 
surgeon, mathematician, computer analyst, pilot, parachutist, ex-Marine and student 
of the humanities, Musgrave shares his wealth of knowledge as the Discover 
Magazine scientist-in-residence.
"Dalí had a good sense of humor - obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny." 
-Joe Grant (Disney artist & writer)

JUNE
1944:
The Donald Duck short Commando Duck, directed by Jack
 King, is released. Probably one of the worst soldiers in the Army, Donald
 (voiced by Clarence Nash) is dropped out of an airplane ... right into enemy territory!
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2008:
Space Shuttle Discovery docks at the International Space Station on day #3 of its mission, delivering a mammoth lab and two new occupants: a NASA astronaut and Buzz Lightyear. American astronaut Greg Chamitoff officially joins the Expedition 17 crew (replacing 
American astronaut Garrett Reisman) and a 12-inch action figure of Buzz moves in as part of NASA’s toys-in-
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THIS SITE MADE
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1963:
Actor & singer Norm Lewis, the original King Triton in the Broadway
 production of The Little Mermaid, is born in Eatonville, Florida.
2009:
Broadway's The Little Mermaid gets a new Ariel when Chelsea Morgan Stock
 takes over the lead role from Sierra Bogges. Stock, a native of San Jose, California, made her
 Broadway debut in 2007 with the original company of The Little Mermaid. She originated the role of Andrina,
 one of King Triton’s seven daughters, and was also the understudy for the role of Ariel.

At the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, Disney announces plans for a new
 hand-drawn animated Winnie the Pooh feature film (to hit theaters in spring 2011).


1962:
Disneyland hosts the "Cavalcade of Big Bands" for the very first time. The week-
long event features Tex Beneke, Charlie Barnet, Ray Eberle & the Modernaires with Paula Kelley, and the 
legendary Count Basie and his orchestra.
2010:
Songwriter (and Disney Legend) Randy Newman receives a star 
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
1972:
Emmy Award winning actor, singer, comedian and television personality, Wayne Brady
is born in Columbus, Georgia. Raised in Orlando, Florida, at age 15 Brady worked at Walt 
Disney World as Goofy. But his career truly began as one of the improvisational theater performers in the original 
(British) version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, after which he became a regular on the American version, hosted by
Drew Carey and broadcast on ABC. He went on to star in his own ABC variety show in 2001 called The Wayne 
Brady Show, and a daytime talk show of the same name in 2002. Brady wrote and sang the theme song for Disney's popular animated series The Weekenders and in 2004 appeared in the Disney Channel movie Going to the
Mat. A year later he sang and recorded Jim Brickman's original Disney song "Beautiful." Radio Wayne, his Walt Disney Records' debut children's album, was released in May 2011.
2006:
Disney-MGM hosts the third (of 4) Star Wars Weekends.
Celebrity guests include Jay Laga'aia and Orli Shoshan.
2011:
Disneyland Resort celebrates the opening of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s 
Undersea Adventure with a special ceremony at Disney California Adventure 
park. Jodi Benson, the original voice of Ariel, performs "Part of Your World," one of the memorable songs 
from the film’s Academy Award-winning score. (She and actress Pat Carroll - the voice of Ursula - had taken 
their first ride the day before.) The attraction opens to the general public June 3.
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2016:
Famed Disney animator Willis Pyle passes away in New York City at the age of 101.
First starting at Disney in November 1937, Pyle worked on such classics as FantasiaPinocchio, and Bambi. He
also had a successful freelance career, working on such TV shows as Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical AdventureHalloween Is Grinch NightMr. Magoo and various Charlie Brown specials.