Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Did You Know...

March 26, 1948
Steven Tyler is born Steven Victor Tallarico in Yonkers New York.  You can hear Tyler and his Aerosmith bandmates while riding Rock 'n' Roller Coaster in Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Did you know that this is the second fastest ride in Walt Disney World (second to Test Track) and goes from 0 to 57 mph in just 2.8 seconds!!  I would wait to have the carrot cake cookie until after this attraction kids!!

 March 26, 1990
Under The Sea from Disney's The Little Mermaid wins the Oscar for Best Song during the 67th Academy Awards.  If you have been following my blog for very long you already know how much I LOVE this song!! A well deserved Oscar!! By the way Alan Menken also won for Best Original Score.

March 27, 1995
The Oscar for Best Song is awarded to Elton John and Tim Rice for Can You Feel The Love Tonight from Disney's The Lion King.  A song from the movie had a pretty good shot at winning, Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata were both nominees in the Best Song category too.

March 28, 1929
Mickey is seen wearing his famous white gloves for the first time in The Opry House.  Did you know that Mickey didn't appear in color until 1935's The Band Concert?  How about that nine of his cartoon shorts were nominated for Best Animated Short Oscars (Lend a Paw won in 1942) or that he became the first cartoon character to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in1978...

March 28, 1987
The first Disney Store opens in Glendale, CA.  It's the first Disney retail outlet outside of the parks or resorts. Now there are stores in the UK, Japan, Spain, Canada, France, Belgium, well let's just say all around the world!!

 March 30, 1992
Celine Dion sings Beauty and the Beast during the 64th Academy Awards telecast on her 24th birthday,  it  wins the Oscar for Best Song.  Although the movie doesn't win the award, it is the first animated feature film to be nominated for Best Picture, quite an achievement in itself.

March 31, 1944
Donald Duck and the Gorilla, a cartoon short featuring Huey, Dewey and Louie who dress up like a gorilla to scare Donald when they hear a gorilla has escaped from the zoo.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks look at Disney History!!

Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay

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