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    November 23

    1942:
    South Of The Border With Disney, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, is produced and released by Walt Disney under the auspices of the office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. The film documents Walt and a group of eighteen artists, musicians, and writers on their trip to South America.
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    November 24

    1941:
    After suffering a strike and declining revenue because of the war in Europe, Walt Disney's studio is in trouble. Disney animator Ward Kimball notes in his diary for this day: "100 layoffs announced. Studio personnel from 1600 down to 300. Geez, Is this the writing on the wall?" (Disney will save itself by doing defense films for the army & with the post-war release of Cinderella - be back on top.)

    1954:
    The Disneyland television series airs its 5th episode on ABC with the 1949 movie "So Dear To My Heart," starring Burl Ives.
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    November 25

    1938:
    Disney's Ferdinand the Bull is released.

    1998:
    Disney's A Bug's Life is generally released. It is the second full-length computer-animated feature produced by the partnership of Disney and Pixar Studios. The plot of the film is loosely based on Aesop's fable "The Ants and the Grasshopper."
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    November 26

    1987:
    Tokyo Disneyland welcomes its 50-millionth guest!
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    November 27

    1937:
    The final cels for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are painted. The film's grand premiere is less than a month away.

    2005:
    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party debuts for the 2005 holiday season at Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

    2008:
    Happy Thanksgiving!
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    November 28

    2004:
    Walt Disney World hosts the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the 2004 holiday season.
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    November 29

    1948:
    Disney's feature film So Dear to My Heart is released in Chicago. (It will be generally released the following January.) Set in early 20th century Indiana, So Dear to My Heart tells the tale of Jeremiah Kincaid (played by Bobby Driscoll) and his quest to raise his "champion" lamb, Danny. It is based on the Sterling North book Midnight and Jeremiah.

    2001:
    Disney World premieres the first night (of 11) of the annual event Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom. The ticketed party begins each night at 7 p.m.

    2004:
    It is reported that The Incredibles has delivered Disney's biggest single weekend ever at the international box office, taking in $45.5 million.
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    November 30

    1927:
    Actor Robert Guillaume, the voice of Rafiki in The Lion King animated films, is born in St. Louis, Missouri.
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    December 1

    1966:
    Disney's live-action feature film Follow Me, Boys! - starring Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish, Charles Ruggles, and Kurt Russell - is generally released.
    2006:
    Epcot's Candlelight Processional kicks off for the holiday season. Guest narrator Rita Morena performs the first of a 2-night engagement.
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    December 2

    1965:
    Disney's live-action feature film That Darn Cat!, starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones, is generally released.

    2003:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is released on DVD.
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    December 3

    1961:
    The NBC-TV series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color airs "A Fire Called Jeremiah" .
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    December 4

    1949:
    Actor Jeff Bridges, the star of Disney's 1982 Tron, is born to Dorothy Dean and actor Lloyd Bridges in Los Angeles, California.
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    December 5

    1901:
    Walter Elias Disney is born to Flora and Elias Disney in their two-story cottage at 2156 N. Tripp Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. The third Disney son is named to honor the family's pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
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    December 6

    1953:
    Actor Tom Hulce, the voice of Quasimodo in Disney's 1996 animated release The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is born in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
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    December 7

    1961:
    At Disneyland, the Babes in Toyland Exhibit on Main Street opens.
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