Sunday, December 25, 2011

December 25: Holiday Greetings

On this Christmas Day in 1950, Walt Disney's very first television special "One Hour in Wonderland" aired on NBC-TV.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the gang took viewers on a trip into the Hollywood magic land of Walt Disney Studios to attend a Yuletide party. Hosted by Walt himself, special guests included Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

Learn more about "One Hour in Wonderland" (and other December 25 events in Disney history) by clicking HERE.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 1966


"I'm not Walt Disney anymore.
Walt Disney is a thing. It's grown to
become a whole different meaning than just one man."

Click HERE for more December 15 Disney history.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 07: I Wanna Be Like You

Singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader and trumpeter Louis Prima was born in New Orleans, on this day in 1910. Best known for his hit versions of "That Old Black Magic," "Just a Gigolo," and "Jump Jive an' Wail," Prima was the voice of King Louie the orangutan for Disney's animated The Jungle Book. His distinct voice can be heard on the film's song "I Wanna Be Like You."

Click HERE for much more about Louis "The King of the Swing" Prima and December 7 Disney history.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 01: Volume 1, Number 1

"The Disney News will take you behind the scenes for fascinating stories of people and places which make possible the kind of entertainment that you have come to expect from Walt Disney. This is Volume 1, Number 1 and we hope you like it."

With those printed words, the Disney News was first published on this day in 1965. Just 16 pages long, articles included:
Walt's cruise on the U.S. Coast Guard's training vessel, Eagle
Disneyland's new Miss Ambassador Connie Swanson
The return of Maurice Chevalier to the U.S. for his role in Monkeys Go Home!
Schedule of movie releases for 1966
New attractions that would debut in Disneyland the following year

A free benefit for members of the Magic Kingdom Club during the 1960s, the Disney News would become the Disney Magazine in 1994.

Click HERE for more December 01 Disney history.

For an in depth view of all the Disney publications, visit Tim's Disney News Archive.

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18: Their Happiness Castle

On this day in 1957, LIFE magazine ran this full-page color advertisement for Insurance By North America. Part of an ad campaign (running since Summer 1956), it features a vacationing family of four in front of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. A nostalgic example of Disneyland's early days, travelers could actually purchase insurance at the Carefree Corner Information Center on Main Street, USA.
The ad campaign ran well into the 1960s, always featuring a happy American family standing in a different location at Disneyland.

Click HERE for more November 18 Disney history.

(Happy Birthday Mickey!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

October 28: Birth of a Character Actress

Born this day in 1902, this actress (first known for her performance in the 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein) went on to appear in a handful of Disney live-action feature films and television episodes during the 1960s.

Who was she?

Just click HERE.

Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24: Home Movie Maven

It was on this day in 1908 that Robbins Barstow was born in Vermont. An amateur filmmaker (since the age of 10) whose camera documented every aspect of his Connecticut family's life for decades, Disney fans know him best from his film Disneyland Dream.
By day Barstow was the director of professional development for the Connecticut Education Association ... but by night and in retirement he was the auteur of tenderly shot documentaries, many of them travelogues chronicling the ordinary doings of everyday people.
With more than one hundred films to his name, Barstow garnered an online following with his Disneyland Dream, first shot in the summer of 1956 and starting in 2008 - downloaded some 76,000 times.

Learn more about Robbins Barstow HERE.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 23: Save Mr. Toad

On this day in 1997 a new website to stop Mr. Toad's Wild Ride from being closed at Walt Disney World hit the Internet. Although no longer active (poor Mr. Toad was replaced with Winnie the Pooh) the website is still running ... get a blast from the past HERE.

Then click HERE for much more October 23 Disney history.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2: Disney World's First Riverboat

On this day in 1971, the Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat left Liberty Square (the day after the park's debut) with Magic Kingdom guests for the very first time for a short trip on the Rivers of America. Walt Disney World's first riverboat, it was named after retired navy admiral Joe Fowler who was in charge of the construction for both Disneyland and Disney World. (Fowler was named a Disney Legend in 1990.)
The original Fowler Riverboat carried Disney World guests pass such attractions as Tom Sawyer Island and the Haunted Mansion for nearly ten years. When Fowler was damaged during refurbishment in 1980, the Richard F. Irvine Riverboat became the Magic Kingdom's second Liberty Square steam paddle boat. (It was later renamed the Liberty Belle Riverboat.)

Click HERE for more October 2 Disney history.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1: Born This Day

On this day in 1875, Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan and one of the great
pioneers of modern science fiction, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Burroughs was a soldier, business executive, gold miner, cowboy, storekeeper, and policeman before he turned to writing as a career. He wrote more than 20 novels depicting the adventures of Tarzan. After the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, he wrote a letter to Walt Disney about the possibility of making his creation into an animated feature. His work eventually did become the inspiration for Disney's 1999 animated feature Tarzan and later a Disney produced Broadway stage musical.
Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers and Martians.  He began writing a series called the Barsoom books in the second half of 1911. (Barsoom was his fictional representation of the planet Mars.) The final book in the series was titled John Carter of Mars (to be released as a major motion picture by Disney in 2012). In the early twentieth century, Burroughs compiled a glossary of the terms used in these novels. In 1957, Walt Disney created an animated version of it for his "Mars and Beyond" TV episode. Today Burroughs even has a large crater on Mars named for him!

Click HERE for much more September 1 Disney history.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11: Mike Douglas

On this day in 1925 Mike Douglas, a singer, entertainer, and TV talk show host, was born in Chicago, Illinois. First singing as a choirboy, in his teens he worked as a singer on a dinner cruise ship on Lake Michigan. After briefly serving in the U.S. Navy, Douglas moved to Los Angeles and began performing on radio and as a vocalist for the big band of Kay Kyser (at the time a popular bandleader and radio personality).
This led to Douglas taking part in Disney's 1950 animated release Cinderella. Although William Phipps supplied the speaking voice for Prince Charming, it was Douglas who provided the character's singing voice.
Take a quick listen to Douglas on "So This is Love."

In 1961 Douglas began a local talk show in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mike Douglas Show became immensely popular and soon was seen coast-to-coast from studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His successful afternoon show went on to make 6,000 telecasts through 1982. Everyone and anyone in show business at some point made an appearance on The Mike Douglas Show including such musical acts as The Beach Boys, Herman's Hermits, Louis Armstrong and Billy Joel and such Hollywood stars as Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Jimmy Stewart and Paul Newman.

In 1983 Douglas co-hosted the very first broadcast of Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Day Parade. The 90-minute special was actually broadcast live from the Magic Kingdom on Christmas Day.

Sadly Mike Douglas passed away on his 81st birthday in 2006.

Click HERE for more August 11 Disney history.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 9: Of Course, There's Always My Way

On this day in 2009, Disneyland celebrated the 40th anniversary of one of its most popular attractions, The Haunted Mansion. First opening to the public on this day in 1969, the attraction's roots actually go back to even before Disneyland was built.

Click HERE foolish mortals for more Haunted Mansion and August 9 Disney history.

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8: A Little House On A Little Hill

On this day in 1952, the Disney animated short The Little House was released.

Take a little look at it here:

Click HERE for much more August 8 Disney history.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5: Under The Sea Exhibit

On this day in 1955, the 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Exhibit opened in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The walk-through exhibit featured props and set pieces from Disney's 1954 blockbuster release 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Guests could view the exterior of the Nautilus, Professor Aronnax's cabin, the pump room, the chart room, the diving chamber, the wheelhouse and the famous organ (which would later reside in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ballroom). The exhibit remained open until August 28, 1966 (with Disneyland's Submarine Voyage attraction opening in 1959). In 1967 the area that housed The Sea Exhibit was used for Adventure Thru Inner Space, which coincidentally opened on this day in 1967. (The spot is now used for Star Tours).

Click HERE for more August 5 Disney history.

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29: Ride This Way

On this day in 1999, rock legends Aerosmith attended the grand opening of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at the Disney-MGM Studios. The invitation-only party gave guests an opportunity to ride the enclosed steel coaster with a member of Aerosmith. The attraction opened to the general public the following day.

A year later on this same day, Disney World marked the anniversary of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster by forming the attraction's signature guitar in the Disney-MGM Studios' parking lot using 80 corvettes!

Click HERE for much more Coaster and July 29 Disney history.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28: Vero Beach Vacation Club

On this day in 1994 a ground breaking took place for a new Disney Vacation Club in Vero Beach, Florida.

Disney's Vero Beach (which opened in October 1995) is the first Disney Vacation Club to be built outside of the Walt Disney World area.

Consisting of a main building (known as The Inn) and various Villas and Cottages, the resort sits along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, thus creating a "private beach" for guests.

Among the resort's offerings ... a Mickey Mouse-shaped swimming pool, a Peter Pan-themed miniature golf course, 3 restaurants and a quick-service food & beverage counter.

A volleyball court, soccer field, fishing pier, lighted tennis courts, and a basketball hoop are located across the street from the resort. Guests can safely cross the busy A1A highway via an 
underground passage.

Click HERE for much more July 28 Disney history.

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22: The Tower Is In Control

On this day in 1994 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror officially opened at Walt Disney World. A drop tower thrill ride located in Disney's Hollywood Studios (back in 1994 called Disney-MGM Studios), it is based upon the television series The Twilight Zone.

Learn more about the Tower of Terror and July 22 Disney history by clicking HERE.

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15: Disney's Wedding Pavilion

On this day in 1995 Disney's Wedding Pavilion at Walt Disney World opened. Located south of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, the pavilion is located on a private island surrounded by the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Learn more about Disney's Wedding Pavilion and July 15 history by clicking HERE.

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27: Born Today

Character actor John McIntire was born on this day in 1907 in Spokane, Washington. Raised in Montana, he grew up around ranchers and cowboys - an experience that later influenced his performances in dozens of westerns.
First acting in radio and on the stage, McIntire didn't make his film debut until 1947 (at the age of 40) in a feature called The Hucksters. He went on to appear in about 65 more films (often playing western characters) and in the mid-1950s, began working in television on such series as Wagon Train and The Virginian.
He married actress Jeanette Nolan (who he would later work with) in 1935 and they had two children.
What is McIntire's connection to Disney?
Click HERE to find out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14: Hoop-De-Doo!

On this day in 1974, Walt Disney World's "Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue" debuted in Pioneer Hall at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
A dinner show that still runs today, the revue started life as part of the Walt Disney World College Fine Arts Workshop. A special summer program that allowed talented college kids from all over the country to perform at WDW, the workshop also included the All American Marching Band and the Kids of the Kingdom.
A Disney cast member named Bob Jani (at the time Vice President for Live Entertainment) wanted to put together something at a large restaurant that sat in Fort Wilderness. Used to serve meals to campers, Pioneer Hall (opened since April 1974) had a huge stage and Jani felt the facility was being under-utilized.
A western musical was put together, with the help of director Larry Billman and veteran songwriter Tom Adair, called Hoop-De-Doo. (Adair had helped write music for Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue.) The original college workshop company of enthusiastic performers included Marilyn Magness, Ted King, John Windsor, Jude Kothman, Kate Richards, Gary Kortemier, Leslie Norris, and Brad Gooding. The show's concept was simple - a group of performers would provide an evening's worth of song, dance and entertainment while the audience enjoyed an all-you-care-to-eat family style meal. The show was a smash hit.
But as the summer of 1974 came to an end, Disney management realized the cast would be returning to their respective colleges. Disney wanted to hire the performers full-time ... but wasn't in a position to persuade students to drop out of college to work at a campground. An all-pro cast was assembled and the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue continued.
Today it is one of the longest running shows in WDW history with over 35,000 performances!

Discover more June 14 Disney history HERE.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9: Acting Like A Dog

On this day in 1961, the actor who supplied the voice for this dog (pictured left) in Disney's 1993 live-action Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, was born. Considered to be a sequel to the early 1960s film Homeward Bound, the film tells the story of 3 lost pets. Chance, a rambunctious bulldog pup, along with Shadow (an aging, wise dog); and Sassy (a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation.
This Canadian-born actor who supplied the voice for Chance, also shares a birthday with a swash-buckling American actor and a certain famous duck.

Read all about it HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1: Yehaa!

Born today in 1953, Walt Disney World fans may recognize this familiar face. Who is he and where can he be seen 4 nights a week?

Click HERE to find out.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28: Florida Wilderness

On this day in 1994 Disney's Wilderness Lodge opened at Walt Disney World. Borrowing elements from U.S. National Parks in the Pacific Northwest, the 700-plus room resort features an artificial geyser and hot springs. Located a mile east from the Magic Kingdom, the rustic lodge is surrounded by 56 acres of oaks and pines.

Discover more Wilderness Lodge and May 28 facts by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17: Born Today

Who is this and what is his connection to Disney?

Click HERE to find out.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11: Birthdays Galore

Today (May 11) is a big day for Disney-related birthdays. 

Born this day:

1883 Albert Hurter
1904 Salvador Dalí
1911 Phil Silvers
1912 Don Towsley
1913 Salvador "Tutti" Camarata
1920 Denver Pyle
1929 Margaret Kerry
1942 Terry McGovern

To learn more about these famous names in Disney history, just click HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22: Two Grand Openings

It was on this day in 1964 that the World's Fair opened in New York. It featured 4 Disney-designed attractions: Progressland, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, It's A Small World, and Ford's Magic Skyway.

Fast forward to April 22, 1998 ... it was on that day that Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney World's 4th theme park, made its debut in Florida.

Learn more about these great historical events by clicking HERE.

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18: Be Our Guest

On this day in 1994, Disney's first stage show Beauty and the Beast officially premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theater.

To learn more click HERE.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12: Euro Disney Opens

On this day in 1992 Euro Disneyland (today known as Disneyland Paris) first opened to the general public.

Learn more about the park's opening attractions and other April 12 
events by clicking HERE.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10: A Thousand Voices - A Single Dream

On this day in 1992, the Disney musical feature Newsies hit theaters.

Learn more about Newsies and other events for April 10 by
clicking HERE.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 05: "A Dream Can Be A Dream Come True"

Journey Into Imagination, an Epcot attraction in The Imagination! pavilion opened on this day in 1983. (The pavilion itself had already opened with the rest of EPCOT the year before.)

Hosted by the Dreamfinder and Figment, guests ride in Omnimover vehicles to the tune of "One Little Spark" (written by the Sherman Brothers). Dreamfinder, a pilot with a red beard dressed in a blue suit and top hat (and voiced by veteran actor Chuck McCann) uses his Dream Mobile to catch and create dreams and idea. One of these creations is a purple dragon-like creature named Figment (first voiced by Billy Barty). Dreamfinder and Figment teach guests that Imagination is the key to unlocking the hidden wonders of the world.

The ride temporarily closed in October 1998 and was renovated to become Journey into YOUR Imagination. This second version, which debuted in 1999, also featured comic actor Eric Idle as Dr. Nigel Channing.

A third version (and the most current) debuted in 2002 as Journey into Imagination with Figment, with Figment playing a larger role and new verses added to "One Little Spark." As Billy Barty had passed away in 2000, Dave Goelz provided the voice for Figment.

Up until August 2010, Kodak had been the one and only sponsor of the attraction (and the pavilion).

Click HERE for more March 05 and Figment history.

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21: The Voice of Stinky Pete

On this day in 1955, Emmy-award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Toy Story 2 fans know him as the voice of Stinky Pete the Prospector, the doll who had never been opened and was still "mint in the box." Although Pete was the primary antagonist in Toy Story 2, he did not appear in the original Toy Story or Toy Story 3 ... but does appear in Toy Story 3: The Video Game.

Known for his TV character Dr. Frasier Crane on both hit sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, Grammer is also known to Disney fans for his voice work in Teacher's Pet, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, and Runaway Brain.

Click HERE for much more February 21 Disney history.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 20: Passing of a Legend

On this day in 1985 Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald Duck, passed away at age 80 in California. Known world-wide as the voice of the famous Disney duck, "Ducky Nash" first brought Donald to life in the 1934 short The Wise Little Hen.

But did you know Nash also lent his voice to a handful of non-duck projects?
101 Dalmatians - dog bark
Bambi - bullfrog
Cinderella - bird whistles
Enchanted Tiki Room - bird sounds
Pinocchio - Figaro the cat
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - various animated sounds
                                                    Song of the South - Mr. Bluebird

Click HERE for more Clarence Nash and Disney February 20 history.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 17: Born Today

A leading lady in Hollywood silents (starting in the 1920s) this actress had a career that thrived into the age of television. Born on this day in 1900 in Rhode Island, as a teenager she moved to California and began her career at age 15.

Who is she and what is her Disney connection?

Click HERE to find out.

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14: The Sweetheart of the Ice

Figure skater Donna Atwood was born on this day in Kansas in 1923. Her family moved to New Mexico before settling in Los Angeles, California by the time she was nine.

Inspired after seeing Olympic champion Sonja Henie's ice revue, a 13-year-old Atwood strapped on a pair of ice skates for the first time at the Polar Palace in Hollywood. By the time she was barely 16, she had won two medals at the 1941 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Within a year John H. Harris, operating owner of the touring Ice Capades Show, was scouting for new talent when he offered Atwood a contract. She quickly became the show's biggest star (and later married Harris.)

Disney used Atwood as one of two human models for the ice-skating sequence with Bambi and Thumper in the 1942 animated Bambi. She later appeared on a 1956 episode of Mickey Mouse Club, in which she skated with the seven dwarfs.

Described as a "graceful flash of light on the skating rink," Atwood left professional figure-skating behind at age 31 to start a family.

Click HERE for more February 14 Disney history.

Friday, February 11, 2011

February 11: The Closet Comedian

Nielsen at Disneyland (1961)
Actor Leslie Nielsen was born on this day in 1926 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Although starting out as a dramatic actor (he appeared in such features as the 1972 The Poseidon Adventure), today he is best remembered for his comedic roles in Airplane!, The Naked Gun, and Scary Movie. Early in his career, Nielsen starred in the Disney mini-series Swamp Fox (airing on television between 1959-1961) portraying Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion.

Click HERE for more February 11 Disney history.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 06: Russell Releases

On this day in 1975 and 2004 Disney released two films both starring actor Kurt Russell.

The 1975 comedy The Strongest Man in the World starred Russell as Dexter Riley, a Medfield College student. A sequel to the 1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't (and the 1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes), Russell returned to the role of the brainy but popular college student who accidentally discovers a chemical formula which gives anyone temporary superhuman strength. The film's all-star comedic cast included Joe Flynn as Dean Higgins, Cesar Romero as the villainous A.J. Arno, and Phil Silvers as Krinkle. Sadly this film was Joe Flynn's last - as he had passed away in July 1974.

The 2004 biographical sports film Miracle, starred Russell as Herb Brooks - the coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. The team's gold medal victory over the favored Soviet team had been dubbed the "Miracle on Ice". Herb's unconventional style and wisdom helped transform a young group of hockey players into national heroes. The real Herb Brooks sadly was killed in an automobile accident in August 2003 (right after the movie had wrapped).

Click HERE for more February 06 Disney history.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 05: Born This Day

Actor Jonathan Freeman was born on this day in 1950 in Ohio.
What's his Disney connection?
Click HERE to find out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 02: The Guy Looks Familiar

You might not know his name ... but the guy looks familiar.

This comedian/actor was a regular on the Touchstone Television sitcoms Home Improvement (as Harry the hardware store owner) and Boy Meets World (as Chet Hunter, father of Shawn). He's also been frequently cast in Adam Sandler films such as The Waterboy, 50 First Dates and Bedtime Stories.

His name is Blake Clark and he was born on this day in 1946 in Macon, Georgia. He supplied the voice of Slinky Dog in Toy Story 3, a role originated by the late Jim Varney. The two were actually close friends and Clark's ability to mimic Varney's voice allowed the Toy Story character to live on in Pixar's third installment.

With a career filled with hundreds of television episodes, Blake also portrayed Uncle Mel in an episode of Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie.

A Vietnam Veteran (and decorated Infantry Platoon Leader), Blake recently traveled to Iraq for an extended USO Tour with fellow-comedian Drew Carey.

Click HERE for more February 02 Disney history.

Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31: Two For Giacchino

Composer Michael Giacchino was awarded twice at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards for his contributions to Up on this day in 2010.

Known for his scores to such Pixar films as The Incredibles and Ratatouille, Giacchino's music for Up won Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television, Or Other Visual Media, and Best Instrumental Composition - for the song "Married Life."

Giacchino had already won a Golden Globe for Best Musical Score a few weeks earlier and a little more than a month later, his Up music would also win an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

Click HERE for much more January 31 Disney history.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 30: "I'm Going to Disney World!"

Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith shouted the famous phrase "I'm going to Disney World!" on this day in 1994 at Super Bowl XXVIII played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Smith had good reason to shout ... the Dallas Cowboys won over the Buffalo Bills 30-13 and he was named the Super Bowl MVP. (It was the 8th television commercial by Disney to feature a Super Bowl athlete and Smith would appear in another just two years later.)

Click HERE for more January 30 Disney history.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 29: Once Upon A Dream

Disney's Princess Aurora awoke for the very first time when the animated Sleeping Beauty premiered in California on this day in 1959. Based on a fairy tale by Charles Perrault, Sleeping Beauty was the last fairy tale produced by Disney until 1989's The Little Mermaid.

Click HERE for more Sleeping Beauty and January 29 Disney history.

Friday, January 28, 2011

January 28: Cirque Comes to WDW

It was on this day in 1999 that Cirque du Soleil first debuted in Florida at Downtown Disney West End.

A Canadian entertainment company which offers a mix of circus arts and street entertainment, its Central Florida home is located behind DisneyQuest and across from House of Blues.
Known for its shows all around the world, Cirque features acrobats, clowns, dancers and contortionists (but no animals) in a family-oriented family presentation.

Click HERE for more January 28 Disney history.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27: The Voice Behind Rémy

On this day in 1969, comedian, actor & writer Patton Oswalt was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Disney/Pixar fans know him as the voice of Rémy in the 2007 Ratatouille.

Click HERE for more January 27 Disney history.