1957:
Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and his trio finish up a 2-day recording 
session for a Disney themed record album to be called Dave Digs 
Disney(Additonal tracks will be cut August 3.) For many years the quartet had played various 
Disney tunes at live performances, but it wasn't until a Brubeck family trip to Disneyland that Dave 
realized he should gather them together for an album! (Dave Digs Disney will be first released on 
LP in December 1957 and to compact disc in 1994.)
2005:
The United States Postal Service releases the second set of The Art of Disney stamps entitled "Celebration." They feature Mickey & Pluto, Alice & The Mad Hatter, Ariel & Flounder and Snow White & Dopey. 
1939:
Disney's Donald Duck short Sea Scouts, directed by Dick Lundy and
 written by Carl Barks, is released. In this short, Donald fancies himself as an old-fashioned Navy Captain ... although he knows nothing about sailing!
1950:
The Goofy short Motor Mania (the very first of Goofy's car safety cartoons) 
is released. Goofy plays Mr. Walker a kind hearted soul who changes into nasty Mr. Wheeler 
when he gets behind the wheel of his car (like Dr. Jekyll turning into Mr. Hyde)! Directed by Jack 
Kinney, it features the voices of Pinto Colvig (as Goofy) and John McLeish (as the narrator).
1966:
Cartoonist Carl Barks voluntarily retires after 3 decades of
 drawing Donald Duck comic books for Disney. First hired in 1936, Barks started out as an apprentice animator on the storyboards of several Donald Duck shorts.
 From 1943 to 1966 he wrote and drew hundreds of Donald Duck stories and created
 Duckburg and several new characters for the comics, such as Uncle Scrooge McDuck,
 Gyro Gearloose, Gladstone Gander and the Beagle Boys.
1993:
Disney acquires the independent film production house Miramax Films. From the deal, Disney will gain the rights to Miramax's library of more than 200 films and agree to finance all future Miramax productions.
2003:
Singer Toni Braxton makes her debut appearance in the title role of
 Disney's Broadway show AidaThis is her second starring role on Broadway, as five
 years ago she starred as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.

If you wanted to stay in every
 guestroom in all of the hotels
 & resorts currently open on
Walt Disney World property
(at a rate of one per night) it
 would take you over 75 years!
1971:
Disney's live-action comedy The Million Dollar Duck, starring Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, and Joe Flynn is released. The film centers on a scientist named Professor Albert Dooley (Dean Jones) and his family who posses a duck that lays golden eggs!
1999:
Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra performs at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. An annual event since 1991, this is the orchestra's final year.
1974:
A special Summer Press Party is held for Disneyland's newest
 attraction America Sings (which had opened the day before).
"It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me." -Dave Brubeck 

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1931:
Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon Busy Beavers, directed by Wilfred Jackson, 
is released. A group of cheerful beavers come up with inventive ways to build a dam. But when a 
storm causes a flood and debris destroys their dam, a clever little beaver saves the day when he 
topples a large tree, forming a new dam to block the flood!
2008:
The Innoventions Dream Home opens to the public at Disneyland. First revealed last June 17 for a limited time, the Tomorrowland attraction is a peek into the future of a state-of-the-art technological home.


2010:
Captain EO returns to Tokyo Disneyland. The 3D science fiction film starring Michael Jackson and
 directed by Francis Ford Coppola, had originally run at Tokyo Disneyland from March 1987 to September 1996.
2009:
Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions releases this statement about The Little Mermaid:
"Director Francesca Zambello, our creators, designers and cast conjured a world unlike any Broadway has seen before, and audiences have been captivated by it at every explosive performance. We are tremendously proud of the show and are confident we'll have an excellent summer but it would be fiscally irresponsible to our shareholders to risk operating losses with such a big show in the historically challenging fall months. We are closing the Broadway production to concentrate on the long future life of this title — beginning with next year's national tour and upcoming international productions."
1962:
Meet Me at Disneyland (a limited TV series broadcast live on KTTV directly from the 
Anaheim park) airs episode 4 "Swingin’ Through Space." Tomorrowland is the setting for this 
episode, which begins as host Johnny Jacobs greets the night’s guests, who arrive in the miniature cars from the 
Autopia. One of the guests is Annette Funicello, who helps host the evening’s festivities. Music from The Space 
Men provides a backdrop to scenes of dancers and the crowds throughout Tomorrowland. Special guests include 
the Four Freshmen, Richard "Dick St. John" Gasling, astronaut John Glenn, Jimmy Dodd, and Cubby O’Brien. 
Meet Me at Disneyland is designed to boost park attendance during the summer weeknights.
2011:
It is reported that Disney is developing another film based on one of its theme park rides. Walt Disney Pictures has hired Jason Dean Hall to write the script based on "The Matterhorn," a popular amusement bob sled ride at Disneyland. The storyline will be about five young mountain climbers scaling The Matterhorn who have an unfortunate encounter with a Yeti.
June 30
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!
1961:
The King of Swing Benny Goodman returns to Disneyland with
his big band for a 2-day engagement.
2013:
As of this day, all of the home entertainment distribution rights previously held by
Paramount for Marvel Studios’ Iron ManIron Man 2Thor, and Captain America:
The First Avenger now revert to Disney.