This Day in Disney History: November 20
Welcome back to our continuing foray into the events that shaped the Walt Disney Company. Today we are looking at the news that occurred on this day in Disney history- November 20.
On this day we had a monumental opening at the Disney-MGM Studios, the release of a Pixar classic, and a brand new series on the Disney Channel! Let’s get into it!
Pluto at the Zoo Released (1942)
On this day in 1942, the Pluto short, Pluto at the Zoo was released.
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, the short features Pluto visiting his local zoo. When the jealous dog sees a larger bone in the lions cage, he decides he has to go in and get it!
Academy of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza Opens (1993)
On this day in 1993, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza opened at the Disney-MGM Studios.
The courtyard will feature bronze busts of notable television celebrities. Disney-MGM Studios will now serve as the East Coast counterpart to the Academy’s own outdoor exhibit in North Hollywood.
A Bug’s Life Premieres (1998)
On this day in 1998, Disney-Pixar’s A Bug’s Life premiered in Los Angeles.
The second Disney-Pixar animated film, a Bugs Life was loosely based on the fable “The Ants and the Grasshopper”.
Starring Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfis, Denis Leary and more, the film would be a massive success, tripling its budget at the box office.
Big Hero 6: The Series Debuts
On this day in 2017, Big Hero: 6 The Series premiered on the Disney Channel.
The series was based on the 2014 film Big Hero 6, and continued the adventures of Hiro Hamada and Baymax.
The series would run for 56 episodes, before ending its run in 2021.
That concludes our story for today. Thanks for following along with the events on this day in Disney history- November 20! Make sure you come back tomorrow to see what happens next!