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General Disney Trivia and Games Discuss This Day in Disney History in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; October 26 1935: Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon Three Orphan Kittens is released. (This short will win an Academy Award for Best Cartoon.) 2000: Disneyland presents a special nighttime event called ...
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    October 26

    1935:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon Three Orphan Kittens is released. (This short will win an Academy Award for Best Cartoon.)

    2000:
    Disneyland presents a special nighttime event called Disney Villain Diva's Enchanted Evening.
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    October 27

    2002:
    Disney helps kick-off the annual Toys for Tots campaign by
    donating toys at the world premiere of The Santa Clause 2, held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. (An original sponsor of Toys for Tots since its inception in 1947, Walt Disney personally designed the original Toys for Tots logo, which is still used today.)
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    October 28

    1933:
    Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon The Pet Store is released.

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

    1990:
    The Magical World of Disney airs "Disney's Halloween Treat" on the Disney Channel.
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    1998:
    Disney and Chevron announce a partnership to makeover one of Disneyland's original attractions, the Autopia. The updated attraction will feature a new queue, a new track and three new car styles. (It will be unveiled in February 2000.)
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    October 30

    1929:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon H ell's Bells is released.
    It's the first cartoon directed by animator Ub Iwerks

    1939:
    Actor Sammy Ogg - who portrays Joe Simpson on the Disney 1955-1957 serial The Adventures of Spin and Marty -
    is born in Lexington, Virginia.

    2005:
    The world premiere of Chicken Little takes place at the
    El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California.
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    October 31

    1939:
    This is the date of the fateful "elevator accident" at the
    Tower of Terror, Disney's scary attraction at its Disney-MGM 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.

    1996:
    Ghost and goblins put on a happy face at Disney World's Magic Kingdom for "Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party." Guests attend the party dressed in costumes and enjoy special entertainment, hayrides down Main Street, U.S.A., and trick-or-treating for children throughout the park.
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    November 1

    1924:
    Disney's Alice Comedy Alice Gets in Dutch is released.

    1994:
    Disney World's All-Star Music Resort opens. It is the second phase of the All-Star Resort.

    2002:
    Disney's The Santa Clause 2 opens in theaters.

    2005:
    Disney Princess: A Christmas of Enchantment, Disney Channel Holiday, A Very Playhouse Disney Holiday, and Aliens of the Deep are all released to DVD.
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    November 2

    1946:
    Disney's film Song of the South is released. Based on the "Uncle Remus" stories of Joel Chandler Harris, the film features James Baskett and Bobby Driscoll.

    2001:
    Disney's animated feature Monsters, Inc. (featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal) opens. It is the fourth feature collaboration between The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Studios.
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    November 3

    1922:
    The Laugh-O-Gram silent cartoon Puss in Boots, directed and
    co-animated by Walt Disney, is released.

    1934:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon The Goddess of Spring is released. This short is one of Disney's early attempts at human animation.

    2006:
    Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause opens in theaters. Tim Allen returns as Santa along with Martin Short as Jack Frost.
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    November 4

    1916:
    Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, who appeared 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.

    1940:
    Daisy Duck makes her first appearance in print in the
    Donald Duck Sunday strip - drawn by Al Taliaferro.

    2006:
    “Disney: The Music Behind The Magic” - a 2-day event including seminars and rare artifacts - begins at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington.
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    November 5

    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 the Disney staff.

    1990:
    The Yacht Club Resort opens in the Epcot resort area of Walt Disney World. Located just west of Epcot, the hotel is set around a 25-acre lake.
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    November 6

    1956:
    Disney's Secrets of Life and Cowboy Need a Horse are both released.

    2004:
    Disney World workers spend the morning cleaning seven miles
    of Florida's Canaveral National Seashore. The beach cleanup, sponsored by the Ocean Conservatory and Keep Brevard Beautiful, involves more than 350 Disney employees wearing "volunt-EARS" t-shirts.
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    November 7

    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.

    2004:
    The Korea Times reports the city of Seoul, South Korea, and the Walt Disney Company have been discussing plans to create an amusement park..

    2006:
    Disney/Pixar's smash hit Cars is released to DVD.
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    November 8

    1925:
    Funnyman Joe Flynn, the voice of Mr. Snoops in Disney's 1977 animated release The Rescuers, is born in Youngstown, Ohio. His live-action credits include The Love Bug (1968) and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1970)

    1949:
    Singer-songwriter-guitarist Bonnie Raitt, whose version of "Baby Mine" appears on the 1988 CD "STAY AWAKE Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films," is born in Burbank, California.

    1980:
    The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction officially opens in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

    2004:
    It is reported that The Incredibles - which opened in theaters on Friday November 5 - has taken $70.7 million in its first weekend in the U.S.
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    November 9

    1886:
    Comedic star Ed Wynn, the voice of the Mad Hatter in Disney's 1951 Alice in Wonderland, is born Isaiah Edwin Leopold in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1955:
    Actress Karen Dotrice, who portrays Jane Banks in Disney's 1964 Mary Poppins, is born in the United Kingdom.

    1994:
    Disneyland closes the turnstiles at the end of this day on one of its oldest and most popular attractions, the Skyway - a gondola lift attraction. The Skyway, opened since 1956, is closed due to the enormous impending cost to retrofit it for earthquake safety.

    1999:
    Exactly five years after the grounding of the Skyway at Disneyland, the Skyway at Florida's Magic Kingdom carries its last guest. It had been a popular attraction since Walt Disney World first opened in 1971.
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