This Day in Disney History: December 27
Welcome back to our trip through the history of the Walt Disney Company! Today we are looking at the events on this day in Disney history- December 27.
December 27th was a light day in history, but we still had the beginning of Broadway show, the release of a Pluto cartoon, and finally, a couple of well earned features on Walt Disney! Let’s get into it!
Walt Disney Appears on the Cover of Time (1937)
On this day in 1937, Walt Disney appeared on the cover of Time Magazine.
Inside Time’s profile of Walt, the magazine calls the recently released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the “most ambitious animated cartoon ever attempted”.
Pantry Pirate Released (1939)
On this day in 1939, the Pluto cartoon Pantry Pirate was released.
In the pooch’s newest short, Pluto is banished to his doghouse for trying to eat the food in Mickey’s panty. Although he knows better, when Pluto smells the roast ham being cooked inside, he schemes to make his way back into the house.
Walt Disney Appears on the Cover of Time- Again! (1954)
On this day in 1954, Walt Disney appeared on the cover of Time Magazine again!
Appearing on the cover of the magazine 16 years after his last appearance, Walt is featured in an article titled “Father Goose”.
The profile on Walt included praise for artist Salvador Dali who noted that, “Disney is innocence in action…. He still looks at the world with uncontaminated wonder, and with all living things, he has a terrific sympathy. It was the most natural thing in the world for him to imagine that mice and squirrels might have feelings just like his.”
Rehearsals Begin For Tarzan
Finally, on this day in 2005, rehearsal’s began for Disney’s newest Broadway show Tarzan.
On hand for the rehearsal is composer Phil Collins who wrote the music for Disney’s Tarzan film in 1999.
That’s all for this day in Disney history- December 27. So, be sure to come back tomorrow to see back tomorrow to see if we have a more eventful day!