The 1945 Academy Awards are held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre with hosts Bob
Hope and James Stewart. Walt Disney Studio Sound Department (nominated for The Three Caballeros)
loses to RKO's The Bell's of Saint Mary in the Sound Recording category. The Disney team of Edward Plumb, Paul
J. Smith and Charles Wolcott - nominated for the music in The Three Caballeros, are edged out by Georgie Stoll for
his score for Anchors Aweigh. Although nominated for Short Subjects, Cartoon - Disney's Donald's Crime is beat out
by MGM's Quiet Please.
In a ceremony prior to the park's opening, Disney Legend Bob Gurr receives a window on Disneyland's Main Street USA. Gurr's Disneyland designs include the Autopia, the Monorail, Omnimovers, and the Main Street Vehicles.
Walt Disney Pictures releases the comedy feature College Road Trip. When an overachieving high school student (played by Raven-Symoné) decides to travel around the country to
choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father (played by Martin Lawrence) decides to
accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow. This comical adventure also features
Brenda Song, Donny Osmond, and Will Sasso.
Disney's Donald Duck short Golden Eggs is released. Having a hard time harvesting eggs
from the henhouse, Donald goes in disguise as a hen to get them!
"All the school shop classes were my passion. Wood and metal shop taught me a lot about how to find the easiest way to build something. Skills that would make designing Disneyland Attractions so much simpler." -Disney Legend Bob Gurr
This year's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off in Florida. Running
through May 20, the festival features traditional topiaries, HGTV stars, and the Flower Power concert series.
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!
Bringing Down the House, a comedy film written by Jason Filardi and directed by
Adam Shankman, is released by Touchstone Pictures. Lawyer Peter Sanderson (played by
Steve Martin) wants to dive back into dating after his divorce and has a hard time meeting the right women. But
he lucks out with online dating and meets a fellow lawyer. The two agree to meet in the flesh, but the woman he meets, an escaped convict named Charlene (Queen Latifah), is not what he expects. Distributed by Buena
Vista Pictures, the cast includes Eugene Levy, Kimberly J. Brown, and Angus T. Jones.