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Great Moments in Disney History

August 2, 1920
Voice actor, writer and producer Bill Scott is born William John Scott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His Disney credits include "George of the Jungle II" and "The Gummi Bears."

August 4, 1995
Ground is broken at Walt Disney World Resort for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

August 5, 1967
Disneyland's attraction Adventure Thru Inner Space opens in Tomorrowland. Guests are transported through a microscope where they are shrunken down and sent off to explore the inside of an atom.

August 6, 1928
Disney's very first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, "Poor Papa," is released.


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August 9, 1919
Zorro first appears in an edition of the popular pulp magazine "All Story Weekly." In the late 1950s, Disney will turn Zorro into a successful TV series.

August 9, 1969
The Haunted Mansion attraction opens in New Orleans Square at Disneyland. The grand opening of the attraction is heralded by a promotional blitz that include the "I Scream" Sundaes sold at Disneyland's Carnation Plaza.

August 11, 1955
Vice President Richard Nixon and his family visit Disneyland for the first time.

August 12, 1929
Walt Disney is granted a trademark for the use of the image of Mickey Mouse in motion pictures

August 13, 1942
"Bambi" premieres at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

August 14, 1958
The grand opening of the Alice in Wonderland attraction at Disneyland takes place with a ceremony hosted by Walt Disney himself and Mouseketeer Karen Pendleton - dressed as Alice.

August 14, 2009
Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo" swims into theaters and hearts alike. The Academy Award-winning director's latest masterpiece tells the tale of a curious, young goldfish named Ponyo and her desire to become human.


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August 18, 1930
The Mickey Mouse cartoon short "The Chain Gang" is completed. It features the debut of Pluto (though he is not yet named). The film will be released September 5.

August 18, 1930
Disney's first full-length animated feature "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is released in Australia.

August 18, 1986
Crockett's Tavern opens in Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness. It is located at the northern end of the campgrounds.

August 18, 2008
The Jonas Brothers attend the unveiling of their very own wax figures at Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C.

August 20, 1928
Imagineer and Disney Legend Harriett Burns is born in San Antonio, Texas. She will go on to help create Sleeping Beauty Castle, New Orleans Square, the Haunted Mansion, and many other Theme Park attractions.


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August 25, 1930
Actor Sean Connery, who appears in Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" (1959), is born in Scotland.

August 25, 1958
Tim Burton, filmmaker, writer, and producer of "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "James and the Giant Peach," is born in Burbank, California.

August 25, 1989
The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular attraction opens at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida.

August 28, 1929
Disney completes the Mickey Mouse film "Mickey's Follies". It features the first Disney song co-written by Walt Disney, "Minnie's Yoo Hoo".

August 29, 1955
The Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship and Restaurant opens at Disneyland park (it later became Captain Hook's Galley).

August 31, 2011
Aulani, the Disney Resort & Spa officially opened in Ko Olina, Hawai’i.


 

 
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