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General Disney Trivia and Games Discuss This Day in Disney History in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; October 24 1947: Actor Kevin Kline, the voice of Captain Phoebus in Disney's 1996 release The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is born in St. Louis, Missouri. 1971: Disney World's Electrical ...
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    October 24

    1947:
    Actor Kevin Kline, the voice of Captain Phoebus in Disney's 1996 release The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

    1971:
    Disney World's Electrical Water Pageant debuts in the Seven Seas Lagoon for the dedication of the Polynesian Luau and the official grand opening celebrations of Disney's Contemporary and Polynesian Village Resorts.
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    October 25

    1904:
    Disney animator & director Vladimir "Bill" Tytla (considered by many to be the best character animator working durring the Golden Age) is born in Yonkers, New York.

    1924:
    Billy Barty, the original voice of Journey into Imagination's Figment, is born in Millsboro, Pennsylvania.

    1941:
    Singer-actress Helen Reddy, whose credits include Disney's 1977 Pete's Dragon (as Nora), is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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    October 26

    1945:
    Disney's Cured Duck - featuring Donald Duck - is released.
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    October 27

    1945:
    Original Mouseketeer Dickie Dodd is born in Hermosa Beach, California.

    1998:
    Disney's The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride is released direct-to-video.
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    October 28

    1902:
    Actress Elsa Lanchester is born in London, England. Her Disney credits include the live-action features Rascal, Blackbeard's Ghost, That Darn Cat!, and Mary Poppins.

    1974:
    Actor Joaquin Phoenix - the voice of Kenai in Disney's 2003 animated Brother Bear - is born in Puerto Rico.
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    October 29

    1947:
    Actor Richard Dreyfuss, the voice of the Centipede in Disney's 1996 James and the Giant Peach, is born in Brooklyn, New York.

    1966:
    Walt Disney receives the American Forestry Association award for "outstanding service in conservation in American resources."
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    October 30

    1989:
    The Making of Me, a film about birth starring Martin Short opens at the Wonders of Life pavilion in EPCOT.

    1996:
    Toy Story is released on home video.
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    October 31

    1892:
    Elias Disney (Walt's father) pays $750 for a 25 x 125 corner lot on 2156 N. Tripp Avenue, on the Northwest side of Chicago. The area was annexed into the city in 1889 and is now a desirable location for working-class families to buy lots and build homes of their own.

    1939:
    This is the date of the fateful "elevator accident" at the Tower of Terror, Disney's scary attraction at its Hollywood Studios. This is also the date inscribed on the eviction notice that appears on the entrance gates and on the inspection notice in the elevators.

    1942:
    Actor David Ogden Stiers, the voice of many Disney animated characters including Cogsworth in the 1991 Beauty and the Beast, and Jumba in the 2002 Lilo & Stitch, is born in Peoria, Illinois.
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    November 1

    1960:
    Disney's film Ten Who Dared is released. It tells the story of United States Army officer John Wesley Powell, who was the first to travel up the Colorado River, with other nine men, to make a map of the region, and the dangers they had to face in their trip.

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    November 2

    1940:
    Disney's Goofy cartoon Goofy's Glider is released.

    1951:
    Disney releases the Donald Duck short Out of Scale.

    2001:
    Disney's animated feature Monsters, Inc. opens. It is the fourth feature collaboration between The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Studios.
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    November 3

    1933:
    Actor-dancer Ken Berry is born in Moline, Illinois. His Disney credits include The Cat From Outer Space and Herbie Rides Again.

    1950:
    Disney's Goofy cartoon Hold That Pose is released.It features the first appearance of Humphrey the Bear.

    1952:
    Voice actor Jim Cummings is born James Jonah Cummings in Youngstown, Ohio. In 1983, the increasing illness of longtime Winnie the Pooh voice actor Sterling Holloway will lead to an open call to replace him for the movie Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore.
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    November 4

    1916:
    Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, who appears in the 1981 TV special Walt Disney: One Man's Dream and the 1989 broadcast of the opening of Disney-MGM Studios, is born in St. Joseph, Missouri.

    2005:
    Chicken Little opens in theaters. A computer-generated imagery animated film, it was created in-house at Walt Disney Feature Animation's main headquarters in Burbank, California.
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    November 5

    1930:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon Winter is released.

    1937:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon The Old Mill is released. This is the first film to use the multiplane camera, a device invented by Ub Iwerks and the Disney staff. The special camera gives depth to animation by using layers of backgrounds painted on glass.

    1990:
    The Yacht Club Resort (the twin sister to the Beach Club Resort) opens at 1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd in Walt Disney World. Located just west of Epcot, the hotel is set around a 25-acre lake. The deluxe resort resembles the New England seaboard hotels of the late 1800s.
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    November 6

    1921:
    Tired of the Kansas City winters, Walt's parents Elias and Flora, and his younger sister Ruth leave for Portland, Oregon.
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    November 7

    1956:
    The Disneyland series airs episode 56 - "Cameras in Samoa/ The Holland Story" on ABC-TV.

    1962:
    Disney's action adventure film The Legend of Lobo is released. Rex Allen, accompanied by the Sons Of The Pioneers, tells a tale about a crafty wolf named Lobo who tries to free his mate from a group of hunters.
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