This Week in Disney History: November 26-December 2

There’s always a great, big, beautiful tomorrow at The Walt Disney Company, because every day is tied to a milestone in the heritage and rich history of a company that has been entertaining millions of people every year. Published every week, this interesting series features highlights from all the divisions of The Walt Disney Company. Let's see what happened this week:


Nov. 27: 5th Anniversary of “Frozen”
It’s been five years since Elsa belted “Let it Go,” Anna taught us about unconditional love and Olaf reminded us that some people are worth melting for…

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist, the Princess Anna, sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man, Kristoff, and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Nov. 26
1937 – “Pluto’s Quin-Puplets” (Pluto cartoon short) debuts
1943 – “Home Defense” (Donald Duck cartoon short) debuts
1958 – “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” debuts as a theatrical feature
1997 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Flubber”
1998 – “A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving” airs on ABC
2003 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “The Haunted Mansion”

Nov. 27
1957 – “How to Relax” (Goofy cartoon short) debuts
1986 – “Disney’s Fluppy Dogs” (television) airs
1987 – “Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus” (television) airs
1988 – “The Absent-Minded Professor” (television) airs
1996 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “101 Dalmatians” (live-action film)
2002 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Treasure Planet”
2013 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Frozen”

Nov. 28
1927 – “The Banker’s Daughter” (Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon short) debuts
1947 – “Chip an’ Dale” (Donald Duck cartoon short) debuts
2003 – “Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time” premieres on Disney Channel
2013 – “Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular”(television) airs

Nov. 29
1926 – “Alice’s Spanish Guitar” (Alice Comedy) debuts
1987 – “Student Exchange” (television movie) debuts
2006 – “High School Musical: The Concert” begins a 40-city tour

Nov. 30
1931 – “Mickey Cuts Up” (Mickey Mouse cartoon short) debuts
1935 – “*** o’ the Walk” (Silly Symphony) debuts
1986 – “Sunday Drive” (television movie) airs
1997 – “The Love Bug” (television movie) airs on The Wonderful World of Disney
2010 – Disney Interactive Studios releases “Epic Mickey” (video game)

Dec. 1
1924 – “Alice and the Three Bears” (Alice Comedy) is released
1955 – Maxwell House Coffee House opens in Town Square at Disneyland Park
1966 – Walt Disney Productions releases “Follow Me, Boys!”
1971 – The Roy O. Disney engine begins service on the Walt Disney World Railroad
2000 – “The Ultimate Christmas Present” (Disney Channel Original Movie) airs
2004 – Disney PhotoPass Service debuts at all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks

Dec. 2
1935 – Marc Davis (animator and one of Walt’s “Nine Old Men”) joins The Walt Disney Studios
1965 – Walt Disney Productions releases “That Darn Cat!”
1988 – Company D (Cast Member store) opens at Disneyland Resort
2011 – “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas” (Disney Channel Original Movie) premieres
2014 – “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (television special) airs on ABC

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