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    April 7

    1928:
    Actor James Garner, the voice of Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in Disney's 2001 animated release Atlantis: The Lost Empire, is born in Norman, Oklahoma.

    1954:
    Chip 'n' Dale's short The Lone Chipmunks is released.

    2006:
    Disney World's biggest ride yet, Expedition Everest, a 20-story, white-knuckle roller coaster spin officially opens in Animal Kingdom.
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    April 8

    1941:
    Original Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie is born in Montreal, Canada.

    1974:
    Walt Disney World's Treasure Island opens to the public.

    2008:
    Thousands of Disneyland park guests gather around King Arthur's Carousel to watch
    Disney's top brass dedicate a special carousel horse to legendary performer Julie
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    April 9

    1954:
    Actor Dennis Quaid, the star of Disney's 2002 live-action release The Rookie, is born in Houston, Texas.
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    April 10

    1915:
    Actor Harry Morgan is born in Detroit, Michigan. His Disney film credits include The Barefoot
    Executive (1971), Scandalous John (1971), Snowball Express (1972), and The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975).

    1924:
    Actress Jane Kean, Miss Taylor in Disney's 1977 Pete's Dragon, is born in Hartford, Connecticut.

    1964:
    Walt Disney arrives in New York City to oversee his four exhibits at the upcoming World's Fair.
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    1947:
    Actor Meshach Taylor - who in 1998-1999 made his Broadway debut as Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast - is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

    1992:
    A press preview day is held at Euro Disney. Everything to experience at the park is free to all lucky visitors. (The park will open to the public the next day.)
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    1926:
    Actress Jane Withers, best known for being one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s, is born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is one of the voices of Laverne the gargoyle for Disney's 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
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    April 13

    1935:
    The Walt Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey's Kangaroo is released. It is the last Disney cartoon produced in black and white.

    1954:
    Disney supervising animator and storyboard artist Glen Keane is born in Arbington, Pennyslvania. His Disney credits include such classics as Treasure Planet, Pocahontas, Aladdin, and Tarzan.
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    April 14

    1936:
    Kenneth Mars, the voice of King Triton in Disney's 1989 classic The Little Mermaid, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

    1960:
    Comedian & actor Brad Garrett - the voices of Auguste Gusteau in the 2007 Ratatouille, Bloat in the 2003 Finding Nemo, and Fred in the 2002 The Country Bears - is born in Woodland Hills, California.
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    April 15

    1917:
    Comic character actor Hans Conried, the voices of Mr. George Darling and Captain Hook in Disney's Peter Pan, is born in Baltimore, Maryland.

    1959:
    Actress-comedienne-screenwriter Emma Thompson, the voice of Captain Amelia in Disney's 2002 animated feature Treasure Planet, is born in London, England.

    1972:
    Lou Romano, the voice of Bernie Kropp in the 2004 The Incredibles, Snotrod in the 2006 Cars, and Linguini in the 2007 Ratatouille, is born in San Diego, California.

    1973:
    "The Walt Disney Story" - a film narrated by Walt about the history of Walt Disney - debuts on Disney World's Main Street. It is a free attraction sponsored by Gulf Oil.
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    April 16

    1921:
    Actor Peter Ustinov, the voice of Prince John in Disney's 1973 Robin Hood, and
    Captain Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach in Disney's live-action 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost, is born in London, England.

    1924:
    Award-winning composer/arranger Henry Mancini - who wrote the music for Disney's The Great Mouse Detective - is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
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    April 17

    1997:
    Gibson Guitars holds a demonstration at Disney World's Pleasure Island. Guitarists
    have the opportunity to see new models and check out a display of classic guitars.
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    April 18

    1947:
    Actor James Woods - the voice of the villainous Hades in Disney's animated Hercules - is born in Vernel, Utah.

    1954:
    Actor Rick Moranis, the voice of Tuke in Disney's animated 2003 Brother Bear and Wayne Szalinski in Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, is born Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    1961:
    Actress Jane Leeves - the voice of the Ladybug in Disney's 1996 James and the Giant Peach and the voice of Athena in Disney's 1998 TV series Hercules - is born in London, England.
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    April 19

    1946:
    Actor-singer Tim Curry, the voice of SIR (Simulated Intelligence Robotics) for Walt Disney World's now extinct Alien Encounter attraction, is born in Cheshire, England. His Disney voice credits include Teacher's Pet, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, and Gargoyles.
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    April 20

    1914:
    Disney Legend Betty Lou Gerson - the narrator of Disney's 1950 classic Cinderella and the voice of Cruella De Vil in the 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmations - is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    1937:
    Actor George Takei - the voice of First Ancestor in Disney's Mulan and Mulan II - is born in Los Angeles, California.

    1959:
    Actor Clint Howard, the voice of Roo in Disney's 1968 classic Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, is born in Burbank, California. Younger brother of actor-turned-director Ron Howard, Clint was also the voice of the elephant Hathi's son Hathi, Jr. in the 1967 The Jungle Book.
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    April 21

    1920:
    Cartoonist, animator and Disney Legend Bob Moore is born in Los Angeles, California. He will join Disney as an apprentice in 1940 and work on such classics as Dumbo and The
    Reluctant Dragon.

    1970:
    Actress, voice actress and comedian Nicole Sullivan is born in Manhattan, New York. She is the voice of Shego for Kim Possible, Princess Mira Nova for Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Franny in Meet The Robinsons.
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