This Week in Disney History: January 28-February 3

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:


Feb. 3: The stop-motion film “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story,” was released 5 years ago at the El Capitan Theater. 
In search of lost soul mate Bow, an unpainted Vinylmation, Blank, finds himself on a quest that alters the destiny of his entire world.

Jan. 28
1932 – “The Duck Hunt” (Mickey Mouse cartoon short) debuts
1944 – “How to Be a Sailor” (Goofy cartoon short) debuts
1962 – “Sancho, the Homing Steer” (two-part television show) airs
1968 – “Pablo and the Dancing Chihuahua” (two-part television show) airs
1982 – Wally Boag gives his final performance in the Golden Horseshoe Revue at Disneyland Park
2005 – “Aliens of the Deep” documentary debuts
2009 – Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure opens at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort

Jan. 29
1943 – “Donald’s Tire Trouble” (Donald Duck cartoon short) debuts
1959 – Walt Disney Productions releases “Sleeping Beauty”
1959 – Walt Disney Productions releases “Grand Canyon” (CinamaScope featurette)
1960 – “Wild Burro of the West” (television show) debuts
2016 – Walt Disney Pictures domestically releases “The Finest Hours”

Jan. 30
1957 – “All About Magic” (television show) airs
1959 – “The Peter Tchaikovsky Story” (television show) airs
1966 – “Music for Everybody” (television show) airs
1977 – “Barry of the Great St. Bernard” (two-part television show) airs
1988 – “IllumiNations” debuts at Epcot

Jan. 31
1992 – Professor Barnaby Owl’s Photographic Art Studio opens near Splash Mountain in Disneyland Park
2008 – “Eli Stone” (television series) debuts on ABC

Feb. 1
1926 – “Alice’s Little Parade” (Alice Comedy) debuts
1925 – “Alice Gets Stung” (Alice Comedy) debuts
1956 – “A Day in the Life of Donald Duck” (television show) airs
1994 – Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort opens as a military resort
1995 – Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. opens at Magic Kingdom Park
2005 – “Mulan II” (direct-to-video animated film) is released
2008 – “Phineas and Ferb” officially debuts on Disney Channel

Feb. 2
1967 – Walt Disney Productions releases “Monkeys, Go Home!”
1969 – “Pancho, the Fastest Paw in the West” (television movie) airs
1986 – “The Disney Sunday Movie” (television series) debuts on ABC
1988 – Film production begins on “Splash, Too” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
2001 – “Motocrossed” (Disney Channel Original Movie) debuts
2013 – Turtle Talk with Crush experience is introduced at the CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, California

Feb. 3
1931 – “Birds of a Feather” (Silly Symphony) debuts
1939 – “Society Dog Show” (Mickey Mouse cartoon short) debuts
1945 – Walt Disney Productions releases “The Three Caballeros” in the United States
1963 – “Greta, the Misfit Greyhound” (television show) airs
1974 – “Carlo, the Sierra Coyote” (television show) airs
1985 – “Lots of Luck” (television movie) airs on The Disney Channel
1986 – Pixar Animation Studios is founded
1993 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey”
2001 – “Lloyd in Space” (television series) debuts
2014 – “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” (stop-motion film) debuts at the El Capitan Theater

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