This Week in Disney History: November 25-December 1, 2019

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:


On Dec. 1, 2004 Disney PhotoPass Service debuted at all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Since its inception, this smile-worthy service has expanded to parks across the globe, Disney Cruise Line, and special events.

Nov. 25
1933 – “Giantland” (Mickey Mouse cartoon short) debuts
1938 – “Ferdinand the Bull” (special cartoon) debuts
1949 – “Slide, Donald, Slide” (Donald Duck cartoon short) debuts
1971 – America the Beautiful, a Circle-Vision 360 film, opens at Magic Kingdom Park
1987 - Touchstone Pictures releases “Three Men and a Baby”
1992 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Aladdin”
1996 - The Main Street Electrical Parade runs for the last time at Disneyland Park
1998 – Disney•Pixar releases “A Bug’s Life”
2009 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Old Dogs”
2013- The first Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique outside of Disney Parks & Resorts opens at Harrods department store in London, England
2015 – Disney•Pixar releases “The Good Dinosaur”

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 (without the Mr. Toad segment)
1996 - Magic Kingdom Park leaders officially commission the Liberty Belle riverboat in Liberty Square
1997 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Flubber”
1998 – “A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving” airs on ABC
2003 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “The Haunted Mansion”
2017- Ale & Compass Restaurant opens in the Yacht Club Resort at Walt Disney World

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 the live-action version of “101 Dalmatians”
1997 - it’s a small world at Disneyland Park receives its first holiday overlay
2002 - Walt Disney Pictures releases “Treasure Planet”
2006- Steakhouse 55 opens at the Disneyland Hotel in California
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
1974 - StarJets open at the Magic Kingdom Park
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
1971 — The Walt Disney World golf tournament currently known as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic begins
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 Media Group and Junction Point Studios release “Epic Mickey” for Nintendo Wii

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
1994 — Parasailing debuts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
2000 – “The Ultimate Christmas Present” (Disney Channel Original Movie) airs
2004 – Disney PhotoPass Service debuts at all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks
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