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    November 10

    2003:
    The Travel Channel airs Great Hotels - Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Resort for the first time.

    2006:
    The drama club at Severna Park High School becomes the first school in Maryland to perform Disney's High School Musical.
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    November 11

    1953:
    Disney's animated Ben and Me - about a mouse who comes to live with Benjamin Franklin - is released.

    1962:
    Actress Demi Moore, the voice of Esmeralda in Disney's 1996 animated release The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is born in Roswell, New Mexico.

    1992:
    The Disney animated feature Aladdin - featuring the
    voice of Robin Williams and the song "Whole New World" - has its world premiere.
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    November 12

    1946:
    Walt Disney's Song of the South is released and has its debut at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The film, based on the books by Joel Chandler Harris, is Walt's first major plunge into live-action film making.

    1957:
    Disney stock is first listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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    November 13

    1934:
    Actor-director Gary Marshall, the voice of Buck Cluck in the 2005 feature Chicken Little, is born in New York City.

    1955:
    Actress Whoopi Goldberg, the voice of Shenzi in Disney's The Lion King, is born in New York City.

    1960:
    Walt Disney Presents airs "Donald's Silver Anniversary."

    1968:
    Actor Steve Zahn, the voice of Runt of the Litter in the 2005 animated feature Chicken Little, is born in Marshall, Minnesota.

    2005:
    It is reported that Chicken Little is the top film in U.S. and Canadian theaters for the second week in a row with about $32 million in sales.
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    November 14

    1921:
    Actor Brian Keith is born Bayonne, New Jersey. His live-action Disney film credits include The Parent Trap (1961) and Moon Pilot (1962).

    1946:
    Walt Disney sets sail out of New York on the Queen Elizabeth. He is headed to England and then Ireland.

    1964:
    Actor Patrick Warburton, the voice of Alien Cop in the 2005 animated feature Chicken Little, is born in Paterson, New Jersey. His other Disney credits include Sky High and Kim Possible: The Secret Files.

    2005:
    Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade steps off at Disney's Animal Kingdom for the first time this season.
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    November 15

    1929:
    Disney's Mickey Mouse short Jungle Rhythm - the 12th and final Mickey short of 1929 - is released. It features the voice of Walt Disney (as Mickey) and the music of Carl W. Stalling. It is the first Mickey short to have music in the opening credits!

    1989:
    The Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film, The Little Mermaid (featuring the voice of Jodi Benson as Ariel) is released in U.S. theaters. It is the first Disney animated feature in three decades based on a classic fairy tale since Sleeping Beauty.

    2006:
    Disney Editions publishes the book Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies by Imagineer Jason Surrell.
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    November 16

    1922:
    Actor Royal Dano, the voice of Abraham Lincoln for Disney's Hall of Presidents and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attractions, is born in New York City.

    2006:
    "Mary Poppins" a new Broadway stage musical, opens at Disney's New Amsterdam Theater in New York City. The show features Ashley Brown as Mary and Gavin Lee (direct from the London cast) as Bert.
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    November 17

    1951:
    Actor Stephen Root, the voice of Bubbles in thes 2003 Finding Nemo, is born in Sarasota, Florida. His Disney credits also include the voice of Zeb in the 2002 The Country Bears.

    1954:
    The Disneyland television series presents "The Donald Duck Story" (a clever take on "This is Your Life"). Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald, appears along with Walt Disney.
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    November 18

    1928:
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    Mickey Mouse stars in Steamboat Willie, the first commercially successful animated cartoon to use synchronized sound. Disney's third Mickey short (but the first with sound) debuts as a sneak preview at the Colony Theatre - located at Broadway & 53rd Street in New York City.

    1968:
    Actor Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen in the 2006 Cars, is born in Dallas, Texas.
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    November 19

    1960:
    Actress Allison Janney, the voice of Peach in Disney/Pixar's 2003 Finding Nemo, is born in Dayton, Ohio.

    1962:
    Actress Jodie Foster is born in Los Angeles, California. Her Disney credits include the 1976 Freaky Friday and the 1972 Napoleon and Samantha.

    1966:
    Actor Jason Scott Lee, the voice of David Kawena in Disney's 2002 Lilo & Stitch, is born in Oahu, Hawaii.

    2005:
    The month-long Festival of the Seasons kicks off at the Downtown Disney Marketplace in Florida.
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    November 20

    1948:
    Samuel E. Wright, the voice of Sebastian in Disney's 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid, is born in Camden, South Carolina.

    1957:
    The Disneyland TV series airs the episode "The Best Doggoned Dog in the World," featuring Walt and actress Dorothy McGuire (one of the stars of Old Yeller).

    2005:
    Disney's Broadway hit The Lion King performs show number 3,347!
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    November 20

    1952:
    The Mickey Mouse cartoon Pluto's Christmas Tree is released.

    1956:
    The Disneyland television series airs "At Home with Donald Duck."
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    November 22

    1958:
    Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the star of Disney's 2003 Freaky Friday, is born in Los Angeles, California.

    1974:
    The Lake Buena Vista Golf Club opens at Walt Disney World. Located near what will be the Downtown Disney shopping and entertainment district, the course will earn a 4 star rating from Golf Digest.

    1989:
    The Swan Hotel, located on Walt Disney World property but operated by Westin Hotels, opens.
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    November 23

    1951:
    Disney's Goofy short No Smoking is released.

    1992:
    Actress Miley Cyrus, the star of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, is born in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus.

    2001:
    Disney's Candlelight Processional kicks off at Epcot. In its 31st year,
    the Candlelight Processional is a presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a massed choir and 50-piece orchestra. There are 3 shows nightly through December 30th. Candlelight Processional is part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot, an international celebration throughout World Showcase.

    2006:
    A live performance of Disney's High School Musical is featured at the 80th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
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    November 24

    1942:
    Actor Billy Connolly, the voice of Ben in Disney's 1995 release Pocahontas, is born in Scotland.

    1950:
    The Disney cartoon Morris, the Midget Moose is released.

    2006:
    Epcot's annual Holidays Around the World kicks off in Florida.
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