This Week in Disney History: May 6-12, 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 May 10, 2006, the stage production, Disney Presents: Tarzan, opened in the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway. The beloved musical followed the plot of the Walt Disney Animation Studios 1999 film Tarzan, where Tarzan is raised by gorillas, meets Jane, a young English naturalist, and falls in love. Jane’s entourage plans to kill the gorillas, and Tarzan’s loyalties are tested.

May 6
1938 – Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Trailer is released
1973 – Lillian Disney Truyens helps dedicate “The Walt Disney Story” at Magic Kingdom Park
1990 – The Muppets at Walt Disney World television show airs
1988 – Norway opens as the 11th World Showcase pavilion at Epcot
1991 – The Walt Disney Company becomes part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

May 7
2011 – Disneyland Park hosts the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2011 – The final Walt Disney World Grad Nite event is held in Magic Kingdom Park

May 8
1998 – Lagoona Gator, a new Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon character, is introduced to the water park at Walt Disney World Resort
2000 – The Millennium Dreamers Celebration, featuring 2,000 children from more than 90 countries, begins at Walt Disney World Resort

May 9
1941 – A Good Time for a Dime (Donald Duck cartoon) debuts
1947 – Sleepy Time Donald (Donald Duck cartoon) debuts
1953 – For Whom the Bulls Toil (Goofy cartoon) debuts
2012 – ABC’s Modern Family debuts the episode “Disneyland”
2015 – Disney’s Tomorrowland movie premieres at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Park

May 10
1946 – In Dutch (Pluto cartoon) debuts
2005 – Ceremony held at Disneyland Park honoring animator and Disney Legend Ollie Johnston during the 50thanniversary of the park
2006 – The musical Diney Presents: Tarzan opens in New York City at the Richard Rogers Theatre
2012 – Disney Legend Alice Davis has a window unveiled on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park

May 11
1935 – The Silly Symphony short Water Babies debuts

May 12
1995 – Hollywood Pictures Crimson Tide film is released
2007 – My Friends Tigger and Poohtelevision series debuts on Disney Channel
2016 – Tsum Tsum Kingdom video series debuts on Disney.com
2017- Happily Ever After nighttime fireworks spectacular debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

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