Marceline, Missouri, boyhood home of Walt Disney, begin their 2-day Walt Disney’s Hometown Toonfest event.
Writer Milt Banta is born in London, England. His Disney credits include the features Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland, and episodes of the television series Wonderful World of Disney.
Disney's 39th Silly Symphony cartoon The Pied Piper is released. Directed by Wilfred
Jackson, it is based on the classic tale of a mysterious piper who rids a town of its rat infestation with his music.
Disneyland's Canal Boats of the World attraction closes after 2 months of operation. It will be revamped and renamed Storyland Canal Boats.
Actress Jennifer Tilly, the voice of Celia Mae in Disney/Pixar's 2001 Monsters, Inc., is
born in Harbor City, California. Her Disney credits also include Madame Leota in the 2003 live-action
The Haunted Mansion and the voice of Grace in the 2004 animated Home on the Range.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Richard Marx is born in Winnetka, Illinois. His song "Remember When" (performed by LeAnn Rimes) was composed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
Disneyland. Disney's 2006 Bambi II features his song "Through Your Eyes." In 2009 Marx and his band
performed at Epcot as part of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series during the International Food & Wine Festival.
(Marx had a string of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including "Endless Summer Nights", "Right Here
Waiting", "Now and Forever", and "Hazard".)
Disney's Wonderful World airs part 2 of "The Absent-Minded Professor."
The Disneyana Convention 1993 kicks off for 4 days at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.
"Walt: The Man Behind the Myth," a TV special about Walt Disney, airs as part of The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC. Narrated by Dick Van Dyke, the 2-hour show features interviews with some of the people who knew Walt best.
Reba Sabrina Hinojos in Yorba Linda, California.
Disney World's Cinderellabration gives its final performance.
"Handy Manny," a new animated series for preschoolers, debuts on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney. Actor Wilmer Valderrama (best known from the hit series That 70's Show) stars in the title role of Manny Garcia, a cheerful handyman.
The 8th Annual Walt Disney's Hometown Toonfest takes place in Marceline, Missouri.
The Restaurant el Marrakesh opens in the Morocco Pavilion at EPCOT.
Walt Disney Records reissues the soundtrack to the
animated feature The Jungle Book. The compact disc includes
a recorded interview with the Sherman Brothers, demo material,
and two rare songs from the original 1969 record album.
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Also reissued on this day is the soundtrack to the animated feature Dumbo. This disc features an instrumental version of "Spread Your Wings" performed by composer Oliver Wallace (who wrote a majority of the film's music).
Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers trio, is
born in Dallas, Texas. At the age of 6 he was discovered while singing at a barber shop and
referred to a professional show business manager. The following year, Jonas began performing on Broadway
- which in 2002 included a stint as Chip in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Disney World formally reveals plans for its Bay Lake Tower at Disney World's
Contemporary Resort - confirming earlier reports that the 15-story tower rising just
beyond the Magic Kingdom will be used for time shares. Disney also unveils plans to sell time
shares at the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
Over at Disneyland, the second new Mark VII, Blue, monorail goes into service.
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth debuts
Television director, actor and television screenwriter Lawrence Dobkin is born in Los
Angeles, California. He was the original narrator of WDW's The Hall of Presidents between 1971-1973 and
again later between 2001-2008. (Beginning in 1958 he announced the landmark television series Naked City,
closing each episode with the famous statement, "There are eight million stories in the naked city, and this has
been one of them.")
Two days after the official end of the strike at the Disney Studio, work finally resumes with 694 employees on the payroll, down from 1200.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, a new Disney Value Resort under construction at
Walt Disney World.
Marceline, a film by Andy Neitzert, screens at the Uptown Theater in Marceline, Missouri, as part of the town's Walt Disney's Hometown Toonfest weekend. The documentary explores the ways in which the north-central Missouri town’s narrative and the story of Walt
Disney himself converge. Marceline will play again on Sunday the 18th.
Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort begins. The spirit of Halloween Time
invades Disneyland Resort with Disney villains, Mickey Mouse and his friends in Halloween
costumes, along with the seasonal transformations of Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion
Holiday and Space Mountain into Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
Disney’s Newsies, the Musical premieres at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New York. Jeremy Jordan (who recently made his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages) stars in this stage version of the 1992 Disney film about the notable newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City. Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the songs for the original movie, was brought back to pen additional songs for the score.
"Abraham Lincoln lost that election of 1858, but in losing he won. For the people couldn't forget this plain-spoken man from the prairie, and two years later they sent him to the White House."
-Lawrence Dobkin (The Hall of Presidents)
Three weeks after "Here Come the Muppets" closes, another stage show called
"Muppets on Location" opens on a stage near the "Muppet*Vision 3-D Theater"
at Disney-MGM Studios. The show features human-sized walkaround versions of the characters.
ABC-TV airs the fifty-ninth episode of DIsney's Recess, "Beyond a Reasonable
Scout/The C Note." Guest stars include Richard Karn as Edmund P. Edmunton in "Beyond a
Reasonable Scout" and Edward Asner as Thaddeus T. Third V in "The C Note."
"All you need is to believe and remember when."
-Richard Marx (lyrics to Remember When - Disneyland's 50th anniversary theme song)
Disney Theatrical Productions announces a cast of 34 actors for its next Broadway
musical, Aladdin. Based on the 1992 animated musical film, the stage version will star Adam Jacobs in the
title role, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, and Tony Award nominee Jonathan
Freeman as the villainous Jafar. Freeman (who has appeared in other Disney Broadway shows) was the
voice of Jafar in the original Disney movie. The stage adaptation will include several songs from the
movie (including the Academy Award-winning “Whole New World")
as well as several new numbers co-written by Alan Menken.
Actress Amy Poehler is born in Newton, Massachusetts.
She is the voice of Joy in Pixar's 2015 release Inside Out.