This Day in Disney History: November 30
Welcome back to our journey through the history of the Walt Disney Company! Today we are taking a look at the events that occurred on this day in Disney history- November 30.
November 30th saw the debut of a classic Silly Symphony, the start of a classic TV show, a shocking resignation in the company, and the release of an “epic” video game. Let’s get into it!
Cock o’ the Walk Released (1935)
On this day in 1935, Cock o’ the Walk was released.
Disney’s newest Silly Symphony, Cock o’ the Walk tells the story of a prize fighting rooster.
The cartoon featured a town celebration which parodied the elaborate dance routines of Busby Berkley. In the end, the prize fighter must fight a jealous challenger in order to win the affections of a young hen.
The Story of Animated Drawing Airs (1955)
On this day in 1955, The Story of Animated Drawing aired.
This episode of the Disneyland television series was hosted by Walt Disney himself. It was the first of three episodes based on the Disney produced The Art of Animation book.
Good Morning, Miss Bliss Debuts (1988)
On this day in 1988, Good Morning, Miss Bliss debuted on the Disney Channel.
The show starred Hayley Mills as Miss Carrie Bliss, a middle school teacher in Indianapolis.
Although Good Morning, Miss Bliss was dropped by Disney after 13 episodes, the rights to the show were picked up by NBC. That station then retooled the show, turning it into the widely successful Saved by the Bell!
Roy E. Disney Resigns (2003)
On this day in 2003, Roy E. Disney resigned from the Walt Disney Company.
Concerned that Disney was turning into a “rapacious, soul-less” company, Roy E. Disney resigned as vice chairman and chairman of Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Following his exit from the company Roy E. Disney would lead his “Save Disney” campaign, eventually ousting CEO Michael Eisner in favor of Bob Iger.
Epic Mickey Released (2010)
On this day in 2010, Disney released the highly anticipated video game Epic Mickey.
A collaboration between Warren Spector and Walt Disney Animation, Epic Mickey sought to re-brand Mickey. The video game emphasized his mischievous and adventurous sides.
Most memorably, Epic Mickey also saw the return of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit into the Disney fold. Epic Mickey marked the first time that Mickey and Oswald ever appeared together.
Well folks, that ends our journey today. I hope you enjoyed learning the events on this day in Disney history- November 30. Be sure to come back tomorrow to learn what happens next!