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12-08-2008, 05:18 AM
Dec. 8, 1848 – It is believed by most historians that author and journalist Joel Chandler Harris was born near Eatonton, Ga. (Although some records indicate he may have been born on Dec.9) Harris will be best remembered for his collection of “Uncle Remus” stories. The tales of Uncle Remus will be translated into 20 languages and immortalized on film in 1946 by Walt Disney in “Song of the South.”
Dec. 8, 1888 – Herbert Arthur Disney (the oldest child of Flora and Elias Disney) was born in Daytona Beach, Fl. (Passed away Jan. 29, 1961)
Dec. 8, 1916 – Director/producer Richard Fleischer (a 2003 Disney Legend honoree), and was the director of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dec. 8, 1932 – Conductor & film composer Carl Edouarde passed away. He was the conductor of the orchestra for “Steamboat Willie.”
Dec. 8, 1936 – An evening story meeting took place at the Disney Studio to once again discuss the personalities and characteristics of Snow White dwarfs.
Dec. 8, 1937 – Actor James MacArthur, who portrayed Fritz Robinson in Disney’s 1960 “Swiss Family Robinson,” was born in Los Angeles, Ca.
Dec. 8, 1938 – Disney’s full length animated feature “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was released in Italy.
Dec. 8, 1941 – The day after the Pearl Harbor bombing, the U.S. Army commandeered Walt Disney’s California soundstage for the repair of military vehicles and anti-aircraft guns, and used as a primary defense station to guard the nearby Lockheed plant against possible air attacks.
Dec. 8, 1944 – Disney’s Donald Duck cartoon “Donald’s Off Day” was released.
Dec. 8, 1954 – The Disneyland TV series aired a behind-the-scenes look at the film “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

12-08-2008, 08:02 AM
Thanks Vince!:thumbsup:

12-08-2008, 10:24 AM
Thank you:thumbsup:

12-08-2008, 07:14 PM

12-09-2008, 01:12 AM
Thank You Vince, ;)

12-09-2008, 10:02 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey: