This Day in Disney History: November 21
Welcome back to our continuing journey through the magical history of the Walt Disney Company! Today we are looking at the events that occurred on this day in Disney history- November 21.
November 21st featured the debut of two Walt Disney World attractions, the release of a popular sequel, and the premiere of forgotten Disney animated film. Let’s dive into it!
Pluto’s Christmas Tree Released (1952)
On this day in 1952, the Mickey Mouse cartoon Pluto’s Christmas Tree was released.
In the short, Mickey and Pluto are out searching for a Christmas tree, when they accidentally cut down and bring home a tree with Chip and Dale inside!
The short is notable for the fact that it was directed by Jack Hannah and that it was the last short to feature Ruth Clifford as the voice of Minnie Mouse.
The Timekeeper Opens (1994)
On this day in 1994, The Timekeeper opened in Walt Disney World.
The new CircleVision 360 attraction replaced America the Beautiful in Tomorrowland.
Originally designed for EuroDisneyland, the Timekeeper stars Robin Williams as the titular Timekeeper and Rhea Pearlman as his time-traveling assistant- Nine Eye.
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Debuts (1994)
Also on this day in 1994, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience debuted in the Journey Into Imagination pavilion.
Housed inside the pavilion’s Magic Eye Theater, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience was a 3D film starring Rick Moranis as Professor Wayne Szalinski. The attraction was a spin off of the Honey, I Shrunk the kids film series.
Because of Honey, I Shrunk the Audiences success, the entire Imagination pavilion would eventually be rethemed.
Bolt Released (2008)
On this day in 2008, Bolt was released.
Disney’s 48th animated feature film, Bolt tells the story of a German Shepard who portrays a superhero dog on a TV show. Although Bolt starred John Travolta and Miley Cyrus, the film was a box office disappointment.
Ralph Breaks the Internet Released (2018)
Finally, on this day in 2018, Ralph Breaks the Internet was released. A sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph, the movie tells the story of Ralph and Vanellope’s travels on the internet, as they search for a new part for Vanellope’s video game.
Ralph Breaks the Internet would go on to be a big success. The film would even earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film.
That’s the news from this day in Disney history- November 21. Be sure to come back tomorrow to continue our journey through the company’s past!