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    Today, 27th January....

    1991: Super Bowl XXV is played at Tampa Stadium in Florida. The halftime show is a Disney production called "Walt Disney World Small World Tribute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl." It features New Kids on the Block, Disney characters, Warren Moon, and 2,000 local children. The New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills, 20-19. (Unlike previous years, the halftime presentation for Super Bowl XXV is not shown live. It is pre-empted by ABC News in favor of coverage of the ongoing Operation Desert Storm. The halftime show is instead presented in an edited format during the post-game show at the conclusion of the game.)

    1999: The French newspaper Le Parisien breaks the story that the second theme park at Disneyland Paris has finally been approved for construction. Broadly based on Florida's Disney-MGM Studios, the new park will be a celebration of the cinema. The targeted opening date is April 2002, to coincide with Disneyland Paris's tenth anniversary. (Walt Disney Studios Park - Disney's 10th park in the world - will open March 16, 2002.)

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    Today, 28th January....

    1980: The Industrial Bank of Japan announces it and nearly 30 other Japanese banks have agreed to lend money to the Oriental Land Company to build a $300-million Disney theme park in Tokyo.

    1988: Groundbreaking for the Dolphin Hotel and Swan Hotel complex begins in Disney World. Michael Graves of Princeton, New Jersey is the master architect behind these unique structures.

    1997: Tragedy strikes when Bub Thomas, a fixture on Main Street for over 25 years singing and joking with Disney World's Dapper Dans (a barbershop quartet), is killed in a car accident in Orlando, Florida. He is 85.

    1999: Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based touring circus that combines acrobatics, theatrics, special effects and original music, officially opens its third permanent U.S. facility at Downtown Disney's West End in Florida.

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    Today, 29th January....

    1920: Walt Disney spots an ad in the Kansas City Star calling for an artist at the Kansas City Slide Company. He applies on a whim and, to his surprise, is hired - at $40 a week. (Disney will work there for more than 2 years helping to produce slides & one-minute films shown as advertisements in movie theaters.)

    1961: Mailman Herbert A. Disney (eldest brother of Walt Disney) passes away.

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    Today, 30th January....

    1988: Walt Disney World's EPCOT debuts IllumiNations. The nighttime show includes special-effects projectors, themed music, and fireworks.
    "Good evening and welcome to World Showcase. Tonight we are pleased to present a visual journey, an international fantasy of music and light. We're about to embark on a sparkling, abstract expedition around World Showcase. With the music as your passport, we'll discover sights and sounds from colorful ports of call. And to celebrate our journey, the countries will be united by the festive elements of water, fire, and light. And now, let your imagination be your guide as EPCOT Center proudly presents IllumiNations!"

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    Today, 31st January....

    1956: A.A. Milne, English author and creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, passes away in Hartfield, Sussex after a long illness. In 1952, Milne had underwent an operation of the brain, which unfortunately left him an invalid.

    1998: Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle (decorated like a cake for the park's 25th anniversary celebration) is returned to its traditional look.

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    Today, 1st February....

    1991:
    Drummer, sound effects genius, and the second voice of Mickey Mouse, James Macdonald passes away at age 84 in Glendale, California. He had been scheduled to contribute sounds to the Splash Mountain attraction at Disney parks in Tokyo and Florida. For over 50 years Macdonald created sound effects that have become an integral part of Disney films and theme parks.

    2001: It is reported that Disney executives are giving serious thought to letting LEGO (the Danish toy manufacturer) build its next stateside park on Disney World soil.

    2008: Directors at the Walt Disney Company sign the chief executive, Robert A. Iger, to a new five-year contract. The agreement, which extends through Jan. 31, 2013, shows their confidence in Iger's ability to navigate a turbulent economy and sweeping changes in the media business.

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    Today, 2nd February....

    1922: A young Walt Disney begins work at his own cartoon company called Laugh-O-gram Films, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. He will produce animated versions of 6 fairy tales, each lasting just one minute. Walt had felt that Kansas City theaters - which featured cartoons made by studios on the east coast - might be willing to buy some from a local company. He created a few and brought them to the Newman Theater. In order to clinch the deal, Walt calls them ... "Newman's Laugh-O-Grams." (The cartoon series is regarded as Walt's first effort in animation.)

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    Today, 3rd February....

    1930: Roy Disney signs a deal with M. George Borgfeldt Co. of New York to sell figurines of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. (Many will consider this the beginning of Disney merchandising.)

    1989: Disney issues new $1 and $5 Disney Dollars at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The $1 bill depicts Mickey Mouse on one side, and Sleeping Beauty Castle on the other. The $5 bill features Goofy on one side, and EPCOT Center's Spaceship Earth & the Empress Lilly Riverboat on the other.

    2007: The Walt Disney Company announces a $50,000 donation to the
    American Red Cross to aide in relief efforts following the severe storms and tornados that struck Central Florida the night before.

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    Today, 4th February....

    1999: Pixar Animation Studios announces that it has developed a proprietary laser recording system called PIXARVISION for converting digital computer data into images on motion picture film stock with unprecedented quality. The new system was successfully tested on the 1998 animated hit, A Bug's Life, and will be used to produce Pixar's future animated features including Toy Story 2.

    2004: The Disney World special event "This Is Love: A Royal Knight to Remember" takes place at the Magic Kingdom.

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    Today, 5th February....

    1934: The U.S. Patent Office grants a patent to the Ingersoll-Waterbury Clock Company, of Connecticut, for the first Mickey Mouse watch.

    2004: Imagineer, artist and Disney Legend John Hench passes away at the age of 95 in California. An employee of the Walt Disney Company for more than 60 years, Hench worked on Disney movies (he won a special effects Oscar for his work in the 1955 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and many theme park attractions (like Disneyland's Space Mountain). He was also the official portrait painter of Mickey Mouse.

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