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    June 21

    1961:
    Disney's The Parent Trap, starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, and Brian Keith, is released. Mills portrays twins Sharon and Susan, who are reunited years after being separated by their divorced parents.

    1988:
    The Touchstone/Amblin Entertainment film Who Framed Roger Rabbit premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

    1996:
    Disney's 34th feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame is generally released.

    2002:
    Disney's 41st animated feature Lilo & Stitch opens in U.S. theaters the same day ABC-TV airs Disney's Lilo & Stitch Aloha From Hollywood.
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    June 22

    1917:
    Walt Disney's older brother Roy O. Disney enlists in the U.S. Navy along with his friend Mitch Francis. Roy will first be assigned to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station outside of Chicago, and eventually be transferred to Charleston, South Carolina

    1920:
    Disney Legend Paul Frees, one of the most successful voice actors of all time, is born Solomon Hersh Frees in Chicago, Illinois.

    1938:
    Walt Disney receives an honorary degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

    1955:
    Disney's Lady and the Tramp, the studio's first feature-length cartoon produced in CinemaScope, is generally released. The idea for the film comes from a short story by Ward Greene entitled "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog."

    2001:
    Disney's animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire is released.
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    June 23

    1938:
    Walt Disney receives an honorary degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    1963:
    At Disneyland, the Enchanted Tiki Room - the first attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics figures patented and first developed by WED Enterprises - opens to the public.

    1967:
    Disney's The Happiest Millionaire starring Fred MacMurray, Greer Garson, Tommy Steele and John Davidson, in his film debut, opens in Hollywood, California.

    1995:
    Disney's 33rd full-length animated feature Pocahontas is generally released in the U.S. the same day The Spirit of Pocahontas opens at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre.

    2004:
    Today marks the first day of this thread. It was started by charter member Sam I Am.
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    June 24

    1893:
    Roy Oliver Disney (older brother of Walt) is born in Chicago, Illinois. He will be the middle of 5 children.

    1904:
    Singer, songwriter, jazz musician, actor and comedian Phil Harris - the voice behind Disney's Thomas O'Malley in The Aristocats and Baloo the Bear in The Jungle Book - is born in Linton, Indiana.
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    June 26

    1956:
    At Disneyland, the Mule Pack (one of the park's original attractions) is renamed the Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules.

    1957:
    Disneyland's Viewliner, a predecessor to the monorail, debuts. The system is made up of two separate narrow gauge, miniature trains that operate alongside portions of the Disneyland Railroad main line.

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    June 28

    1932:
    Actor Pat Morita - the voice of the Emperor in Disney's 1998 feature Mulan - is born in Isleton, California.

    1955:
    Walt Disney writes a letter to his employees from the Disney Studios and others who assisted on the creation of his new Anaheim park, inviting them to attend the grand debut on July 17.
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    1901:
    Singer-actor Nelson Eddy, the narrator of Disney's 1946 film Make Mine Music, is born in Providence, Rhode Island.

    1908:
    Disney Legend & artist John Hench is born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He will make pioneering contributions to such Disney films as Fantasia and Dumbo, and become senior vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering. Hench will also be the "official portrait artist" of Mickey Mouse, painting the company's official portraits for Mickey's 25th, 50th, 60th, 70th, and 75th birthdays.

    1915:
    Actress Ruth Warrick, who portrays Sally in Disney's 1946 Song of the South, is born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
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    June 30

    1993:
    Disney acquires the independent film production house Miramax Films. From the deal, Disney will gain the rights to Miramax's library of more than 200 films and agree to finance all future Miramax productions.
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    July 1

    1932:
    Walt Disney signs a merchandising arrangement with Herman Kay Kamen.

    1946:
    Original Mouseketeer Karen Pendleton is born in Glendale, California.

    1988:
    The Norway Pavilion opens at EPCOT


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    July 2

    1956:
    The Rainbow Caverns Mine Train attraction begins operation in Disneyland’s new Living Desert.

    1964:
    Walt Disney Pictures releases The Moon-Spinners, starring Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, and Peter McEnery. It is based on a novel by Mary Stewart.
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    1906:
    Actor George Sanders, the voice of Shere Khan in the 1967 Disney classic, The Jungle Book, is born to British parents in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    1910:
    Marcellite Garner, the original voice of Minnie Mouse, is born in Redlands, California.


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    July 4

    1979:
    The first baby is born at Disneyland, California. Six-pound, 10-ounce Teresa Salcedo
    is born to Rosa and Elias Salcedo on a bench behind Plaza Inn. Mickey Mouse will
    later honor the Los Angeles family with a "Disneyland Birth Certificate No.1"!

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    July 5

    1928:
    Actress Katherine Helmond, the voice of Lizzie in the animated feature Cars, is born in Galveston, Texas.

    1950:
    Singer-songwriter and actor Huey Lewis is born in New York City. Lewis sang
    "Once Upon A Time In New York City" for Disney's 1988 animated feature Oliver & Company

    2007:
    Epcot Vice President Jim MacPhee announces that the 257-foot-tall Mickey Mouse arm, glove and wand logo structure at Epcot is coming down.
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    1915:
    Laverne Andrews, one-third of the popular singing trio The Andrews Sisters, is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aside from frequently playing themselves in movies, the sisters sold over 60 million records and lent their singing voices to Disney's Make Mine Music and Melody Time.

    1918:
    Actor Sebastian Cabot, the narrator of Disney's 1968 Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day, the 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, and the 1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, is born in London England.

    1951:
    Actor Geoffrey Rush, who appears as Barbossa in Disney's 2003 live-action Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, is born in Australia.

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    1963:
    Summer Magic, a live-action Disney feature starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire, is released.

    1976:
    Disney's live-action comedy feature Gus - starring Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway, Di ck Van Patten, Bob Crane, Tom Bosley, and football great Johnny Unitas - is released.

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