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    1913:
    Radio & voice actor Bill Thompson - the voices of Mr. Smee in Peter Pan, King Hubert in Sleeping Beauty, and Uncle Waldo in The Aristocats - is born in Terre Haute, Indiana.

    1956:
    The Disney animated short How to Have an Accident in the Home, featuring Donald Duck and J.J. Fate , an imaginary personification of Donald's bad "luck", is released.

    1964:
    Disney's live-action feature film The Moon-Spinners, starring Hayley Mills and Eli Wallach, is generally released.

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    1956:
    Actor Tom Hanks, the voice of Sherrif Woody for the Toy Story movies, is born in Concord, California.

    1976:
    Actor-director-producer Fred Savage, narrator of 1998's The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, is born in Chicago, Illinois.
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    1972:
    Legendary singer-songwriter Mel Tormé performs the first of a 13-day engagement at the Top of the World, located atop Disney World's Contemporary Resort.

    1981:
    Disney's animated The Fox and the Hound premieres in U.S. Theaters.

    1987:
    Disney's The Brave Little Toaster is released in theaters.
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    1991:
    Disney announces it will enter into a distribution deal with a Bay area digital studio named Pixar.
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    1925:
    Disney's Alice Comedy Alice Wins the Derby, featuring Margie Gay as Alice, premieres at the Piccadilly Theater in New York City.

    1989:
    Star Tours opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
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    1925:
    Walt Disney marries Lillian Bounds (one of his first employees) at her brother's home in Lewiston, Idaho.

    1928:
    Actor Bob Crane is born in Waterbury, Connecticut. Crane appears in the live-action Disney films Superdad as Charlie McCready and Gus as Pepper.

    1940:
    Actor Patrick Stewart, the voice of Mr. Woolensworth in the 2005 animated feature Chicken Little, is born in England.

    1946:
    Actor/comedian Cheech Marin is born in Los Angeles, California. His Disney voice credits include Cars as Ramone, The Lion King as Banzai the Hyena, Oliver & Company as Tito, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua as Manuel.
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    1946:
    Original Mouseketeer - and the youngest male to audition to be a Mouseketeer - Carl "Cubby" O'Brien is born in Burbank, California.

    2006:
    A new daytime harbor show called “The Legend of Mythica” debuts as part of Tokyo DisneySea Park’s 5th Anniversary celebration.
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    1912:
    Imagineer and writer Al Bertino, who helped design such Disneyland attractions Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the Haunted Mansion, and the Country Bear Jamboree, is born in California.

    1944:
    Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the star of Disney's 1973 live-action feature The World's Greatest Athlete, is born in Denver, Colorado.

    1946:
    Grammy award winning singer Linda Ronstadt, who recorded a contemporary version of Disney's "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes", in both English and Spanish, is born in Tucson, Arizona.
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    1962:
    Actor Lee Arenberg - known for his role of Pintel in both Disney features Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - is born in Palo Alto, California.

    1967:
    Actor Vin Diesel, the star of Disney's 2005 comedy The Pacifier,
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    July 19

    1934:
    Disney signs a contract with the Lionel Corporation to produce a Mickey Mouse wind-up hand-car.
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    1890:
    Actress Verna Felton, best-known for providing female voices in Disney animated films, such as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland, and Winifred the Elephant in The Jungle Book, is born in Salinas, California.

    1923:
    Journalist-turned-publicist and Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway is born in Chicago, Illinois.
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    1924:
    Veteran actor Don Knotts is born Jesse Donald Knotts in Morgantown, West Virginia. He will go on to appear in Disney's 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang, the 1977 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, and the 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.

    1952:
    Comedian-actor Robin Williams, the voice of the Blue Genie of the Lamp in Disney's 1992 Aladdin is born in Chicago, Illinois.

    2005:
    Nicolas Peter Mongello is born. He is the son of author, webmaster, and podcaster Lou Mongello.
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    1947:
    Actor-writer-director-comedian Albert Brooks, the voice of Marlin in the 2003 Finding Nemo, is born in Beverly Hills, California.

    1949:
    Academy Award-winning songwriter Alan Menken, known for his work on such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Hercules, and Pocahontas, is born in New Rochelle, New York.

    1955:
    Actor Willem Dafoe, the voice of Gill in the 2003 Finding Nemo, is born in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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    1951:
    Actress Edie McClurg, the voices of Minny in the 2006 Cars and Carlotta in the 1989 classic The Little Mermaid, is born in Kansas City, Missouri.
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    1936:
    Versatile comedic actress Ruth Buzzi is born in Westerly, Rhode Island. Her Disney credits include The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, It's Tough to Be a Bird, and the original version of Freaky Friday.

    1949:
    Comedic actor Michael Richards, who appears on the 1994 TV special The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic, is born in Los Angeles, California.
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