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General Disney Trivia and Games Discuss This Day in Disney History in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; Originally Posted by Sam I Am August 16 Trivia: 1) Where was the Disney Wonder built? Fiacantieri Shipyard in Italy [b]2) How many elephants are on Dumbo's flying elephants in ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam I Am
    August 16 Trivia:
    1) Where was the Disney Wonder built?
    Fiacantieri Shipyard in Italy
    [b]2) How many elephants are on Dumbo's flying elephants in Disneyland? 16 WDW? 12
    3) What was "The Vanishing Prairie" re-released as? When? Large Animals That Once Roamed the Plains in 1962.
    4) In "Midnight in a Toyshop" what object sets off the firecrackers?
    Lighted candle
    5) What animal is the main character in "Midnight in a Toyshop?"
    Spider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam I Am
    August 17 Trivia:
    1) What designer of "It's a Small World" went with Walt on his tour?
    Marc Davis
    2) Prior to becoming chair of the Walt Disney Company, what was Mr. Miller's occupation?
    Professional football player
    3) What historic ties does Ron Miller have to the Walt Disney Company?
    Walt's son-in-law
    4) Who did Walt Disney select as his Davy Crockett? (And why?)
    Fess Parker, Walt liked his work in "Them."
    5) The Davy Crockett show "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" premiered serialized on what TV show? Under what titles?
    Disneyland TV series; Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter; Davy Goes to Congress; Davy Crockett at the Alamo.
    6) in Belle's Tales of Friendship, what is Belle's specialty (that she cooks...)?
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    2-5 correct. While Marc may have gone (many Imagineers/designers/animators did), not the answer I was looking for.

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    1) What designer of "It's a Small World" went with Walt on his tour?

    could it possibly be Mary Blair ?
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    Indeed. And Belle makes a special sort of Chili...

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    This Day in Disney History

    August 25, 1958:
    Tim Burton, filmmaker and producer of such joint Disney films as James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is born in Burbank, California.

    August 25, 1989:
    The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular attraction opens at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    August 25, 1989:
    The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular attraction opens at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida.
    I still get in arguements over this one. Many say Indy opened May 1, 1989. While it was open on opening day, it was just that day for a 'dress rehersal'.

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    This Day in Disney History

    August 26 1918


    A young Walt Disney forges his parents' signatures and enlists in the American Ambulance Corps (part of the Red Cross). He changes his birth from 1901 to 1900.
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    This Day in Disney History

    August 27

    1964:
    Disney's live-action and animated film Mary Poppins has a lavish world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The comedy-musical stars Julie Andrews (who will win an Academy Award for Best Actress) and **** Van Dyke.

    Some of Hollywood's biggest stars, like Angie Dickinson, George Hamilton, Angela Lansbury, are in attendance. After the screening (and a 5-minute standing ovation) the audience moves on to a party hosted by the Technicolor Corporation.
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    This Day in Disney History

    August 28

    1929:
    Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon "Mickey's Follies" is released.
    It features Mickey's theme song "Minnie's Yoo Hoo."

    1994:
    The Art of Disney shop opens in the Disney Village Marketplace at Disney World.

    2003:
    A test run of the Magic Kingdom's newest attraction
    Mickey's Philharmagic takes place at Disney World.
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    This Day in Disney History

    August 29

    1905:
    Cartoonist Al Taliaferro is born Charles Alfred Taliaferro in Montrose, Colorado. (He will be best known as the first artist of Donald Duck newspaper comics.)

    1964:
    Disney's "Mary Poppins," starring Julie Andrews and **** Van Dyke, is generally released. (The entire film was shot on soundstages at the Disney Studio in Burbank, California.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    August 29

    1905:
    Cartoonist Al Taliaferro is born Charles Alfred Taliaferro in Montrose, Colorado. (He will be best known as the first artist of Donald Duck newspaper comics.)

    1964:
    Disney's "Mary Poppins," starring Julie Andrews and **** Van Dyke, is generally released. (The entire film was shot on soundstages at the Disney Studio in Burbank, California.)
    Hey tiggerguy!!

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    LOL That was a good one Amanda!

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    Good one Amanda!

    I really enjoy this topic!
    You're doing a great job Brian.
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    This Day in Disney History

    August 30, 1936:
    The first comic strip entirely devoted to Donald Duck debuts in newspapers. (Prior to this Donald had only appeared in the Silly Symphonies Sunday pages.)


    August 30, 1940:
    Disney's cartoon "Pluto's Dream House" is released.
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