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03-02-2010, 05:18 AM
Mar. 2, 1944 – Disney was shut out at the 1943 Academy Awards, held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with host Jack Benny. Although nominated for Best Sound Recording for Saludos Amigos, Walt Disney Sound Department was edged out by RKO Radio Studio Sound Department for This Land Is Mine. Songwriters Charles Wolcott & Ned Washington’s tune “Saludos Amigos” lost to “You’ll Never Know” (from the film Hello, Frisco, Hello) in the Best Music, Song category. Disney’s animated “Reason and Emotion” was bet out in the Short, Subjects, Cartoon Category by MGM’s Yankee Doodle Mouse.
Mar. 2, 1946 – Hedda Hopper’s column in the Los Angeles Times included these words: Johnny Appleseed, the legendary man who went through the wild west in the old days planting apple trees, is certainly getting a play here [in Hollywood, that is], Walt Disney’s doing a cartoon fantasy based on the character.
Mar. 2, 1951 – Disney’s Donald Duck cartoon “Dude Duck” aired.
Mar. 2, 1955 – The Disney TV show “From Aesop to Hans Christian Andersen” aired.
Mar. 2, 1957 – In an attempt to appeal to the adult record buying public, Disneyland Records ran an ad in Billboard. The spot promotes “3 exciting new albums”: “Yarns and Songs” by Fess Parker, “Folk Songs From The Far Corners” by Frances Archer & Beverly Gile, and “Echoes of Disneyland” featuring Dee Fisher at the Disneyland Wurlitzer organ.
Mar. 2, 1959 – Actor Eric Blore (The voice of Mr. Toad in Disney’s 1949 “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”) passed away in Hollywood, Ca.
Mar. 2, 1960 – The Disney TV show “Nature’s Better Built Homes” aired.
Mar. 2, 1969 – The Disney TV show directed by Ward Kimball, “Nature’s Better Built Homes” aired for the first time.
Mar. 2, 1976 – WDW welcomed “Susan Brummer” as its 50-millionth guest.
Mar. 2, 1985 – The Disney Channel aired “Alive or Dead,” the 25th episode of the series “The Edison Twins.”

03-02-2010, 07:55 AM
Thanks Vince!:thumbsup:

03-02-2010, 09:03 PM
Thank you:thumbsup:

03-02-2010, 09:32 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

03-06-2010, 10:46 PM
Thanks Vince.