1955:
Disneyland airs the episode "Behind the True-Life Cameras: Olympic Elk,"
the making of the films Secrets of Life and The African Lion, on ABC-TV.
1959:
Stand-up comedian, impressionist, and television/voice actor Dave Coulier is 
born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Most famous for the role of Joey Gladstone on the sitcom 
Full House, his Disney Channel credits include The Thirteenth Year and The Even Stevens Movie. His 
ABC-TV credits include both the series America's Funniest People and The World's Funniest Videos.
2004:
AOL Music First View hosts the online premiere of Clay Aiken's "Proud Of Your 
Boy" music video. The song was originally composed for Aladdin and was recovered from the Disney 
vault for the film's 2-disc special edition DVD (to be released October 5). 

Hollywood Records releases This Is My Time, the third album by singer/actress 
Raven-Symoné (of Disney Channel's That's So Raven).
The hot days of summer are behind us and each day 
is shorter than the last.
1945:
Disney's Goofy short Hockey Homicide, directed by Jack Kinney, premieres.
Fans clobber each other while rooting for their favorite hockey teams.

Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer, a film and television producer, is born in Detroit,
 Michigan. Regarded in the industry as one of the most successful movie producers of all time, his Touchstone
 and Disney credits include Remember the TitansCoyote UglyArmageddon, the Pirates of the Caribbean series,
 the National Treasure franchise, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
1947:
Walt Disney appears on a live radio broadcast of The Edgar Bergen-
Charlie McCarthy Show. Walt promotes his newest animated picture, Fun and Fancy 
Free - which features Bergen, in live-action sequences, as the narrator of the Mickey and the 
Beanstalk segment. (Bergen was an actor and popular radio performer, best known as a 
ventriloquist.)
1951:
Disney's Pluto cartoon Cold Turkey is released. Directed by Charles Nichols, Pluto and
 Milton the cat feud over a roast turkey they plan on cooking.
1996:
IllumiNations 25, a new show to celebrate Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary, 
debuts at Epcot (although it will have an official premiere in October).
1998:
Infoseek and Walt Disney announce that their Internet portal site will be called
 GO NETWORK. The companies expect to launch it before December. (A portal site
 is an all-purpose Web page from which users can get onto the Internet as well as take advantage of 
functions such as e-mail and chat groups.)
2001:
Marceline, Missouri, the small mid-western town that Walt Disney used as his model 
for Main Street USA hosts his 100th birthday celebration starting today.

A spokesman confirms that the Bass family of Texas has sold a sizeable chunk, 135
 million shares, of their stake in the Walt Disney Company. The sale generates about
 $2 billion at about $15 a share.

650 Walt Disney World volunteer Cast Members do their part in 
support of a multi-network two-hour TV broadcast to benefit victims 
of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The Disney World reservations phone system is used as part 
of the network to take calls of people wanting to donate money. More than 40,000 calls are received by Disney 
staffers alone, helping contribute to the 150 million dollars collected.

The Proud Family, an animated sitcom, premieres on Disney Channel as does the
 Lizzie McGuire episode "The Untitled Stan Jansen Project".
2002:
The city of Marceline, Missouri hosts the fourth annual 
Walt Disney's Hometown Toonfest.
1909:
Ruth Patricia Shellhorn is born in Los Angeles, California. By 1955 she was a landscape 
architect working in South Pasadena. Some three months before the opening of Disneyland, Walt asked her to 
contribute her talents to his new theme park. She served as liaison between the Disney Studios and the hired 
designers and was responsible for Town Square, Main Street, the Plaza, and eventually other areas of the park 
including Frontierland.
1904:
Science fiction writer Alexander H. Key is born in La Plata, Maryland. His 1968 novel 
Escape to Witch Mountain was adapted into a film of the same name by Walt Disney Productions in 1975. The film 
was followed by two sequels, the theatrically released Return from Witch Mountain (1978) and the 60-minute TV 
movie Beyond Witch Mountain (1982). As he did in Escape to Witch Mountain, Key often wrote about children with 
extraordinary mental abilities; as in his award-winning 1965 novel The Forgotten Door.

Fantasia premiered at the 
Broadway Theater in New York 
in 1940 ... the same theater 
previously known as the 
Colony, where Steamboat 
Willie had opened in 1928!
1994:
Apple Computer begins sponsorship of EPCOT's Innoventions East.
1997:
Actress Heather Locklear guest stars on a Disney Channel episode of 
Muppets Tonight.
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1912:
Animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films 
Chuck Jones is born in Spokane, Washington. Best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie 
Melodies shorts for Warner Brothers, Jones actually worked at Disney Studios in 1953. He was teamed up with 
Ward Kimball for a four month period of uncredited work on Sleeping Beauty.
"Disney’s was to animation what Griffith was to live action. Almost all the tools were discovered at Disney’s. They were the only ones who 
had the money, and who could and did take the time to experiment." -Chuck Jones
1986:
The Golden Girls (a sitcom produced by Disney's Touchstone Television and 
distributed by Buena Vista Television) wins 3 Emmy Awards. The show itself wins for 
Outstanding Comedy Series, the Outstanding Lead Actress award goes to Betty White, and Barry Fanaro & 
Mort Nathan are awarded for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
The Golden Girls win Emmys
Chuck Jones born


SEASON 2 EPISODE 2
2010:
Tinker Bell receives the 2,418th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same day as 
 the DVD release of Disney's Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy RescueTinker Bell first 
became a Disney character in the 1953 animated film Peter Pan and was later featured in the opening of the long-
running Disney anthology television series. Tinker Bell joins Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow 
White and Winnie the Pooh with stars on the Walk of Fame.

Private cabanas open at Castaway Cay, Disney's island in the Bahamas. Each cabana is 
furnished with cushioned chairs, lounge chairs, a dining table, a refrigerator, a locked storage unit, outside fresh 
water shower and shade on the front deck.

Fans relive some of Pleasure Island’s glory days when former members of Disney’s 
Comedy Warehouse perform together at the Orlando Improv Festival. Brian Bradley, Mark 
Daniel, Lisa Glaze, Matt Horohoe, Robby Pigott and John Telfer take the stage for "Island Time" - some of the old 
set-ups used at the late, lamented Comedy Warehouse (once located at Disney's Pleasure Island, Florida).
2009:
Disney launches the Toy Story Mania! Wii game - the first video game to be based on
 a Disney theme park ride.
1969:
NBC-TV airs part 1 of the The Wonderful World of Disney episode My Dog, The Thief.
"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to IllumiNations 25 - a celebration of the magic that
 you, our 25th Anniversary Guests of Honor, have brought to Walt Disney World for 25 magical years. Join
us now as the countries of World Showcase welcome all of you to our worldwide family."
"Even at the time of my introduction to the project in March (1955), there were no buildings started in
 Tomorrowland, just one in Frontierland, and only parts of the Main Street section and the Castle were in evidence." -Ruth Shellhorn
September 21 is International Day of Peace ...
... also unofficially known as World Peace Day
2012:
Thousands gather at the Disneyland Resort to witness the historic flyover of the
 Space Shuttle Endeavour as it makes its final flight toward its new home in
 Southern California. Over the last three days, Endeavour made its way from Kennedy Space Center
in Florida to Los Angeles, bolted to the top of a modified Boeing 747.  Walt Disney World guests had caught
a glimpse of the retired space shuttle over the Florida skies on September 19.
September 21
"I called up Walt Disney and asked him if I could come over there for a while. He said,
‘Sure, come on over.’ I was there for four months." -animator Chuck Jones