This Day in Disney History- September 19
Welcome back to our continuing journey through the history of the Walt Disney Company. Today we are looking at the events on this day in Disney history- September 19.
September 19th was a slower day in Disney history, but it featured Walt Disney final press conference, the release of a Disney animated sequel, and an important day for Snow White. So, let’s get started!
Oh, Teacher Released (1927)
On this day in 1927, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Oh, Teacher was released.
In the cartoon, Oswald’s sweetheart is stolen by a schoolyard bully.
Pluto’s Party Released (1952)
On this day in 1952, the Mickey Mouse cartoon Pluto’s Party was released.
In the cartoon, Mickey throws a big party for Pluto featuring dozens of kids.
Walt Disney Gives Final Press Conference (1966)
On this day in 1966, Walt Disney gave what would turn out to be his final press conference.
At the event, Walt spoke about the development of the Mineral King ski resort.
Captain EO Press Party Held (1986)
On this day in 1986, Disneyland kicked off a 60-hour press party for Captain EO.
Attendees to the event received a coupon that could validated for a complimentary Starfighter tee shirt.
Snow White Added to the Library of Congress (1989)
On this day in 1989, the Library of Congress selected Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for the National Film Registry.
The 1937 Disney film was deemed “culturally, historically or esthetically significant”.
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Released (2000)
On this day in 2000, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea was released.
The sequel to The Little Mermaid introduced Melody, Ariel’s daughter who ironically dreams of living life under the sea.
Duffy the Disney Bear Arrives At Disneyland Resort (2010)
On this day in 2010, Duffy the Disney Bear made his first appearance at the Disneyland Resort.
Duffy met guests at a special event for Annual Passholders at Disney California Adventure.
Production Begins on Saving Mr. Banks (2012)
Finally, on this day in 2012, Walt Disney Studios began production on Saving Mr. Banks.
The film, which would see Tom Hanks star as Walt Disney, would be released in 2013.
That concludes this day in Disney history- September 19. So, be sure to come back tomorrow to see what happens next!
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