"My job is to help Walt do the things he wants to do."
Cars 2, Pixar's sequel to to the 2006 animated Cars, is generally released in U.S.
theaters. Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and tow truck Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy)
head to Japan and Europe to compete in the World Grand Prix ... but Mater becomes sidetracked with
Released along with Cars 2 is the Pixar animated short Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation. Directed by Gary
Rydstrom, it features the voices of Jodi Benson and Michael Keaton as Barbie and Ken; who plan a romantic
get-away to a tropical paradise.
On this same day, Walt Disney World opens a new meet-and-greet at Disney’s
Hollywood Studios featuring Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, two of the
characters from the Disney-Pixar movies Cars and Cars 2.
Disney Publishing Worldwide announces its new Disney Comics App for iPad,
iPhone and iPod touch available on the App Store. Disney Comics gives readers instant access
to an extensive collections of comics, short stories and graphic novels, ranging from classic adventures starring
Mickey Mouse to brand new comics from Toy Story and Cars 2.
The 1-hour episode, Good Luck Charlie: Special Delivery premieres on
Disney Channel. Some 7.5 million viewers tune in to watch the very first 60 minute episode of season 3.
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!
Disney chief Bob Iger leads a ceremony dedicating the stage at Walt Disney Studios
to Annette Funicello, the Mouseketeer-turned-movie star who died in April at age 70.
The stage where "The Mickey Mouse Club" was filmed is now officially the Annette Funicello Stage.
(Julie Andrews is the only other entertainer to have a namesake stage at Disney studios.)
Actress Mindy Kaling is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Best known for her role on the TV
series The Office, her Disney voice credits include Wreck-It-Ralph as Taffyta Muttonfudge and Inside Out as Disgust.
The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, Adventures in Babysitting first airs.
A comedy starring Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson as two competing babysitters, it is based on the
1987 film of the same name.
Bizaardvark, a comedy television series created by Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman, premieres on Disney Channel. Best friends Paige and Frankie make video blogs
for their popular online comedy channel in hopes of becoming celebrities.
The Legacy Collection: The Lion King is released on Walt Disney Records, in conjunction
with the 20th anniversary of The Lion King. (The Legacy series commemorates distinct anniversaries of
Disney films and the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, containing newly remastered versions of the original and expanded
soundtrack albums.) The first volume in the series (of 14), this two-disc soundtrack features music from the animated hit
film and approximately thirty minutes of previously unreleased music mixed by Alan Meyerson, as well as liner notes from
Hans Zimmer and producer Don Hahn.
Actor David Tomlinson passes away at age 83 in London, England. A stage, film and television actor and comedian, Disney fans best remember him for his role of George Banks in the 1964 Mary Poppins. He also portrayed Peter Thorndyke in The Love Bug (1968) and Professor Emilius Browne in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). Tomlinson will be posthumously inducted as a Disney Legend in 2002.