Today in Disney History 5/6
May 6, 1995 – Disney’s remake and 2-hour TV movie “Freaky Friday” aired.
May 6, 2004 – The El Capitan Theatre, launched a special 10-day salute to Walt Disney Pictures 1982 landmark computer animated feature, Tron.
May 6, 2005 – Legendary Disney artist and writer Joe Grant passed away before his 97th birthday at his home in Glendale, Ca. His work ranged from the early classics like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Dumbo,” to modern animated features such as “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “Mulan,” and “The Incredibles.”
May 6, 2005 – Pioneer Disney Artist/Storyman, Co-Story Director, Co-Writer, and Designer, Joe Grant, passed away at age 96 at his Glendale, Ca. home. His Disney credits include “Fantasia,” “Dumbo,” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
May 6, 2005 – The Disney film starring Martin Freeman, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” was released in theaters.
May 6, 2005 – Pioneering Disney Artist/Storyman Joe Grant, Co-Story Director on “Fantasia,” Co-Writer of “Dumbo,” and Designer of the Witch/Queen Character in Snow White, passed away at age 96 at his home in Glendale, Ca.
May 6, 2006 – The Oakland Museum of California helped celebrate the first half-century of Disney’s magical kingdom with the premiere of a new exhibit: “Behind the Magic-50 Years of Disneyland.” The 3-part exhibition features Disney’s early life as a cartoonist and filmmaker; renderings and plans for his amusement park; and a section on the imagineers.
May 6, 2006 – Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre (owned by Disney) kicked off its 80th Anniversary. The California theatre debuted on May 3, 1926, Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama.”
May 6, 2006 – Fullerton Railroad Days kicked off for a weekend of festivities at the Fullerton Train Station in Fullerton, Ca. On display was the E.P. Ripley steam engine from Disneyland. (This is the first time any Disney locomotive has been displayed at a public event off-site.)
May 6, 2009 – “Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration” debuted at the new Rockettower Plaza Stage at the Magic Kingdom at WDW.
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