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October 16, 1923

Walt signed a contract with M. J. Winkler to produce a series of Alice Comedies — this date is considered the start of the Disney company first known as The Disney Brothers Studio.

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September 5, 1927

Release of the first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles.

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November 18, 1928

Steamboat Willie is released at the Colony Theatre in New York -- this marks the release of the very first Mickey Mouse cartoon, and the first appearance by Minnie Mouse.

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December 21, 1937

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first feature-length animated film, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

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December 26, 1939

The Disney Studio begins its move to Burbank, California, from the Hyperion Studio in Los Angeles.

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November 13, 1940

Disney releases one of its highly regarded classics, Fantasia.

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July 19, 1950

Treasure Island, Disney's first completely live-action feature, is released.

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February 5, 1953

Peter Pan, based on characters created by Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie, is released.

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July 17, 1955

Disneyland, the first Disney park, opened in Anaheim, California, to an invited audience on this day. The first guests were Kristine Vess and her cousin Michael Schwartner, ages 5 and 7.

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August 29, 1964

Mary Poppins, the practically perfect tale directed by Robert Stevenson, about a magical English nanny, is released.

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December 20, 1971

Roy O. Disney, who, with younger brother Walt Disney, co-founded the company that is now known as The Walt Disney Company, passes away.

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April 15, 1983

Tokyo Disneyland, the first international Disney theme park, opens in Japan.

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April 12, 1992

Euro Disneyland, the first Disney theme park in Europe, which was later renamed Disneyland Paris, opens.

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April 18, 1994

Beauty and the Beast, the first Disney Broadway show, opens in New York.

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June 15, 1994

The Lion King opens to a limited audience in Los Angeles and New York and nationwide on June 24, 1994.

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December 5, 2001

100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth.

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One day Walt Disney had a vision. It was a vision of a place where children and parents could have fun together. The more Walt dreamed of a "magical park," the more imaginative and elaborate it became.

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