1950's

1950- FEBRUARY 15, "CINDERELLA" WAS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

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Part of the MorTown Magic Archive

1950- JULY 29, "TREASURE ISLAND WAS RELEASED, AND WAS DISNEY'S FIRST COMPLETELY LIVE-ACTION FEATURE FILM

 

1950- "ONE HOUR IN WONDERLAND" AIRED ON CHRISTMAS DAY, AND MARKED DISNEY'S FIRST TELEVISION SHOW

1951- "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" WAS RELEASED ON JULY 28

 

1952- WALTER ELIAS DISNEY (WED) ENTERPRISES WAS FORMED. NOW KNOWN AS DISNEY IMAGINEERING, THIS SUBSIDIARY OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, ENGINEERING AND PLANNING FOR THE CREATION OF DISNEY THEME PARK ATTRACTIONS AND INITIATIVES.

1953- THE BUENA VISTA DISTRIBUTION COMPANY WAS FORMED, AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF ALL FILMS MADE UNDER THE WALT DISNEY, TOUCHSTONE AND HOLLYWOOD PICTURES LABELS. "THE LIVING DESERT" WAS THE FIRST FILM DISTRIBUTED BY THE COMPANY.

1953- ON FEBRUARY 5, "PETER PAN" WAS RELEASED

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Part of the MorTown Magic archive

1954- ON OCTOBER 27, THE "DISNEYLAND" TELEVISION SERIES PREMIERED. "DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER" CREATED A NATIONAL SENSATION AS A STAPLE OF THE SERIES

1954- DECEMBER 23, "20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA" WAS RELEASED INTO THEATRES AND WAS THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH, LIVE ACTION FEATURE FILMED AT DISNEY STUDIOS IN BURBANK, CA

 

1955- MAY 25, "DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1955- ON OCTOBER 3, THE FIRST EPISODE OF "THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB" PREMIERED ON TELEVISION.

1955- ON JULY 17, DISNEYLAND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN ANAHEIM, CA

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Part of the Mortown Magic collection

1955- "LADY AND THE TRAMP" WAS RELEASED ON JUNE 16, AND MARKED THE FIRST DISNEY FEATURE TO BE FILMED IN CINEMASCOPE

 

1955- JULY 31, CASEY JR. CIRCUS TRAIN OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

1955- AUGUST 16, DUMBO THE FLYING ELEPHANT OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

1956- THIRTEEN NEW ATTRACTIONS WERE ADDED TO DISNEYLAND, INCLUDING STORYBOOK LAND CANAL BOATS, SKYWAY JOURNEY, ASTRO-JETS AND THE RAINBOW CAVERNS MINE TRAIN

1956- JUNE 16, PIRATE'S LAIR ON TOM SAWYER ISLAND OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

 

1956- BY END OF THIS YEAR, DISNEYLAND HAD WELCOMED GUESTS FROM EVERY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES.

1957- ON OCTOBER 10, THE FIRST EPIDODE OF "ZORRO" WAS TELEVISED

 

1957- DECEMBER 25, "OLD YELLER" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1958- JUNE 14, ALICE INTO WONDERLAND OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

1958- JUNE 14, SAILING SHIP COLUMBIA SETS SAIL AT DISNEYLAND

1959- JANUARY 1, DAPPER DANS SING THEIR FIRST SONG AT DISNEYLAND

1959- JANUARY 29, "SLEEPING BEAUTY" WAS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

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Part of the MorTown Magic archive

1959- MARCH 19, "THE SHAGGY DOG" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1959- JUNE 6, THE SUBMARINE VOYAGE OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

1959- JUNE 14, THE FIRST DAILY MONORAIL OPERATION IN THE UNITED STATES BEGAN AT DISNEYLAND

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Part of the MorTown Magic archive

1959- JUNE 14, MATTERHORN BOBSLEDS OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

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Part of the MorTown Magic archive

1959- JUNE 26, "DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

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