This Day in Disney History: November 11
Welcome back for another magical trip through Disney’s past! Today we are looking at all the events that occurred on this day in Disney history- November 11.
On this day, we had a ton of new film releases, including an absolute Disney treasure, and two Christmas classics. So let’s dive in!
Working For Peanuts Released (1953)
On this day in 1953, the 3D short Working for Peanuts was released!
In this new Chip and Dale cartoon, the duo discover a new delicacy- peanuts!
Unfortunately, in order to stock up on the treats, they must get them away from an elephant named Dolores and her her zookeeper Donald!
Here’s a fun fact, Working for Peanuts would once again hit theaters in 2007, when it played before the film Meet the Robinsons.
Disney’s Contemporary Convention Center Opens (1991)
On this day in 1991, the Contemporary convention center opened!
Did you know? This state of the art convention center is connected to Disney’s Contemporary Resort through a second floor walkway.
Disney’s Aladdin Premieres (1991)
Also on this day in 1991, Disney’s Aladdin had its world premiere.
A spin on the classic tales of the Middle Eastern folk hero Aladdin, the film would go on to become the highest grossing film of 1992. It would also earn Disney two Academy Awards, a Grammy, and new tent-pole franchise.
The Santa Clause Debuts in Theaters (1994)
On this day in 1994, The Santa Clause debuted in theaters.
Starring comedian Tim Allen, the film tells the story of Scott Calvin, who must take on the role of Santa after accidentally knocking the original Santa unconscious.
The film would go on to become both a box office success and a Christmas classic, spawning two sequel films and an upcoming Disney Plus series.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas is Released (1997)
On this day in 1997, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas was released direct-to-video.
A sequel to the 1991 Disney classic, the new film revolves around an argument between Lumiere and Cogsworth about who “saved” Christmas the year before.
Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams Ends its Run (2008)
Finally, on this day in 2008, Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams ran in Disneyland for the final time.
Originally debuting in 2005, this daytime parade told the story of various Disney character’s dreams. The parade was initially created to celebrate Disneyland’s Golden 50th Anniversary, and even featured an introduction by Julie Andrews!
Well, that’s all for this day in Disney history- November 11. Be sure to come back tomorrow as we dive back into the archives and see what November 12th has in store!