This Day in Disney: March 20, 1948:
At the 20th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Disney wins 2 Oscars for the film Song of the South. Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert win for their song “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” and actor James Baskett wins a Special Award for his heartwarming portrayal of Uncle Remus.
This Day in Disney: March 13, 1969:
Disney’s film The Love Bug, starring Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett, and Joe Flynn is released. (It will be the highest grossing film in the U.S. during 1969, and lead to three sequels and a limited TV series. The movie will also enhance the Volkswagen Beetle’s image.)
This Day In Disney: March 6, 1888
The City of Marceline, Missouri (the future boyhood home of Walt Disney) is incorporated. Located 6 miles south of US Highway 36 on Missouri Highway 5, the Disneys will arrive in Marceline in 1906 and stay for about 4 years.
Disney announce two new restaurants to be operated by Landry’s on Disney property – Yak and Yeti in Animal Kingdom, and T-Rex at Downtown Disney.
Happy 60th anniversary to “Cinderella”!