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This Week in Disney History (May 24-31)


1879: Actress Lucile Watson (Song of the South) is born in Quebec, Canada. 1889: Actor Don Brodie (Barker in Pinocchio) is born in Cincinnati, OH. 1908: Actress Barbara Luddy (Kanga in many Winnie the Pooh serials, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady in Lady and the Tramp) is born in Great Falls, MT.  […]

This Week in Disney History (May 10-16)


1872: Actor Taylor Holmes (King Stefan in Sleeping Beauty) is born in Newark, New Jersey. 1883: Sketch artist Albert Hunter (Snow White, Pinocchio)  is born in Zurich, Switzerland. 1908: Illustrator, and Disney Legend, Joe Grant (Snow White, Dumbo, Fantasia, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules) is born in New York City. 1911: Actor […]

This Week in Disney History (April 5-11)


1915: Actor Harry Morgan (The Barefoot Executive, Scandalous John, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Snowball Express, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Car From Outer Space) is born in Detroit, Michigan. 1924: Actress Jane Kean (Miss Taylor in Pete’s Dragon) is born in Hartford, Connecticut. 1928: Actor James Garner (Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, […]

This Week in Disney History (March 29-April 4)


1805: Writer Hans Christian Anderson (The Little Mermaid) is born in Odensk, Funen, Denmark. 1889: Actor Herman Bing (Ringmaster in Dumbo) is born in Germany. 1899: Film pioneer, engineer, and Disney Legend, Bill Garity (put sound to Steamboat Willie, perfected the multiplane camera, and co-invented Fantasound-now known as surround sound) is born in Brooklyn, New York. 1905: […]

This Week in Disney History (March 22-28)


1901: Animator, and Disney Legend, Ub Iwerks is born Ubbe Ert Iwerks in Kansas City, Missouri. 1907: Composer Leigh Harline (Pinocchio, Snow White) is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1909: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of the “Nine Old Men”, Milt Kahl is born in San Fransisco, CA. 1912: Actor Wilfrid Brambell (Willie Bannock in The Three […]

This Week in Disney History (March 15-21)


1883: Actor Colin Campbell (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Alice in Wonderland) is born in Scotland. 1892: Actor Don Barclay (Cinderella, Mary Poppins, 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan) is born in Ashland, Oregon. 1904: Actor J. Pat O’Malley (Robin Hood, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, Son of Flubber, The Adventures of Spin […]

This Week in Disney History (March 8-14)


1900: Writer Ted Sears (Sleeping Beauty, Disneyland-the TV series, The Vanishing Prairie, The Living Desert) is born in Massachusetts. 1905: Actor Richard Haydn (Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland) is born in London, England. 1909: Animator Jules Engel (Fantasia, Bambi, and others) is born in Budapest, Hungary. 1911: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of Walt’s Nine Old Men, John […]

This Week in Disney History (March 1-7)


1910: Actor David Niven (Candleshoe, No Deposit No Return) is born James David Graham Niven in London, England. 1914: Animator, and one of the Nine Old Men, Ward Kimball (Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo) is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1930: Animator Ub Iwerks leaves Disney to start his own Studios, only to return a few years later. 1932: Administrator, and Disney […]

This Week in Disney History (February 22-28)


1895: Actor Edward Brophy (Timothy Q. Mouse in Dumbo) is born in New York City. 1908: Actor, and Disney Legend, John Mills (Father Robinson in Swiss Family Robinson, Father to Hayley Mills of Parent Trap fame) is born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills in Felixstowe, Suffolk, England. 1913: Actor Jim Backus (the Mayor in Pete’s Dragon) is born […]

This Week in Disney History (February 15-21)


1899: The wife of Walt Disney, Lillian Bounds, is born in Spalding, Ohio. 1904: Actor James Baskett (Uncle Remus in Song of the South) is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1907: Actor Cesar Romero (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him, Now You Don’t, The Strongest Man in the World) is born in New York City. […]

This Week in Disney History (January 18-24)


1882: Author Alan Alexander Milne (creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) is born in London, England. 1900: Animator David Dodd Hand is born in Plainfield, New Jersey. 1902: Actor Leon Ames (The Monkey’s Uncle, The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Son of Flubber, The Absent Minded Professor) is born in Portland, Indiana. 1906: Director, and Disney Legend, Wilfred Jackson (Cinderella, Lady and […]