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04-19-2010, 05:05 AM
Apr. 19, 1925 – Animator, television producer, and film director Iwao Takamoto was born in Los Angeles, Ca. He would first enter the cartoon world as an assistant animator at Walt Disney Studios in 1947. Takamoto would eventually become an assistant to the legendary Milt Kahl and work an as animator on such titles as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “One Hundred One Dalmatians,” and “Lady and the Tramp.” He would leave Disney in 1961 and join Hanna-Barbera Productions where he would help create Scooby-Doo!
Apr. 19, 1946 – Actor-singer Tim Curry, the voice of SIR (Simulated Intelligence Robotics) for WDW’s Alien Encounter attraction, was born in Chesire, England.
Apr. 19, 1957 – Shirley Temple took part in a rededication of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. In attendance was Walt Disney and Temple’s oldest daughter Linda, son Charles, and youngest daughter Lori. (Back in 1939 child star Shirley Temple has presented Walt with an honorary Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.)
Apr. 19, 1961 – Dr. Glenn C. Franklin became the 25th millionth guest at Disneyland.
Apr. 19, 1967 – Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean opened in New Orleans Square.
Apr. 19, 1983 – The first of 26 episodes of “Wish Upon a Star” began airing on The Disney Channel.
Apr. 19, 1983 – The Disney Channel aired “Disney Studio Showcase.”
Apr. 19, 1983 – The Disney Channel TV show “Disney Studio Showcase” debuted.
Apr. 19, 1987 – Animator Milt Kahl, one of Walt’s “Nine Old Men”, died in Mill Valley, Ca. of pneumonia. He was known for his work on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Pinocchio”, and “Mary Poppins”.
Apr. 19, 1987 – The “Team Mickey’s Athletic Shop” opened in Disney Village Market Place at WDW.

04-19-2010, 07:51 AM
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