Disney and Major Historial Events Timeline

By: Daisy Hernandez

Disney Events

DIsney Brothers Cartoon Studio Opens

October 16, 1923

Trolley Troubles

September 5, 1927

First appearance of Oswald the Rabbit

Steamboat Willie

November 18, 1928

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse's Debut

Silly Symphony Series of Short Films are Released

1929 - 1939

Flowers and Trees

July 30, 1932

5th Academy Awards

November 18, 1932

Flowers and Trees wins the first ever Academy Award for Animated Short Subjects, Cartoons.

The Three Little Pigs

May 27, 1933

6th Academy Awards

March 16, 1934

The Three Little Pigs wins Academy Award for Animated Short Subjects, Cartoons.

The Tortoise and the Hare

January 5, 1935

7th Academy Awards

February 27, 1935

The Tortoise and the Hare wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

Three Orphan Kittens

October 26, 1935

8th Academy Awards

March 5, 1936

Three Orphan Kittens wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

The Country Cousin

October 31, 1936

9th Academy Awards

March 4, 1937

The Country Cousin wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

The Old Mill

November 5, 1937

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

December 21, 1937

10th Academy Awards

March 10, 1938

The Old Mill wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

Ferdinand the Bull

November 25, 1938

11th Academy Awards

February 23, 1939

Ferdinand the Bull wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

The Ugly Duckling

April 7, 1939

Pinocchio

February 7, 1940

12th Academy Awards

February 29, 1940

The Ugly Duckling wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

Fantasia

November 13, 1940

13th Academy Awards

February 27, 1941

Pinocchio wins the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Dumbo

October 23, 1941

14th Academy Awards

February 26, 1942

Lend a Paw wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon and Dumbo wins the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.

Bambi

August 13, 1942

Saludos Amigos

August 24, 1942

15th Academy Awards

March 4, 1943

Der Fuehrer's Face wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

Victory Through Air Power

July 17, 1943

The Three Caballeros

December 21, 1944

Make Mine Music

April 20, 1946

Song of the South

November 12, 1946

Fun and Fancy Free

September 27, 1947

20th Academy Awards

March 20, 1948

Song of the South wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Melody Time

May 27, 1948

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

October 5, 1949

Cinderella

February 15, 1950

Alice in Wonderland

July 28, 1951

Peter Pan

February 5, 1953

26th Academy Awards

March 25, 1954

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

Lady and the Tramp

June 22, 1955

Sleeping Beauty

January 29, 1959

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

January 25, 1961

The Sword in the Stone

December 25, 1963

Disneyland Resort Opens

July 17, 1965

Walt Disney Dies

December 15, 1966

The Jungle Book

October 18, 1967

41st Academy Awards

April 14, 1969

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

42nd Academy Awards

April 7, 1970

It's Tough to Be a Bird wins the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoon.

The Aristocats

Approx. December 24, 1970

Walt Disney World Resort Opens

October 1, 1971

Roy O. Disney Dies

December 20, 1971

Robin Hood

November 8, 1973

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

March 11, 1977

The Rescuers

June 22, 1977

The Fox and the Hound

July 10, 1981

Tokyo Disney Resort Opens

April 15, 1983

The Black Cauldron

July 24, 1985

The Great Mouse Detective

July 2, 1986

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

June 22, 1988

Oliver & Company

November 18, 1988

61st Academy Awards

March 29, 1989

Who Framed Roger Rabbit wins the Academy Award for Best Film Editing,
Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects.

The Little Mermaid

November 17, 1989

62nd Academy Awards

March 26, 1990

The Little Mermaid wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

DuckTales the Movie

August 3, 1990

The Rescuers Down Under

November 16, 1990

Beauty and the Beast

November 22, 1991

64th Academy Awards

March 30, 1992

Beauty and the Beast wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. It is also nominated for Best Picture.

Euro Disney Resort (Disneyland Paris) Opens

April 12, 1992

Aladdin

November 25, 1992

65th Academy Awards

March 29, 1993

Aladdin wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 29, 1993

The Lion King

June 15, 1994

67th Academy Awards

March 27, 1995

The Lion King wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

A Goofy Movie

April 7, 1995

Pocahontas

June 23, 1995

Toy Story

November 22, 1995

68th Academy Awards

March 25, 1996

Pocahontas wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

James and the Giant Peach

April 12, 1996

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

June 21, 1996

Hercules

June 27, 1997

Mulan

June 19, 1998

A Bug's Life

November 25, 1998

Doug's 1st Movie

March 26, 1999

Tarzan

June 18, 1999

Toy Story 2

November 24, 1999

Fantasia 2000

December 17, 1999

The Tigger Movie

February 11, 2000

72nd Academy Awards

March 26, 2000

Tarzan wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Dinosaur

May 19, 2000

The Emperor's New Groove

December 15, 2000

Recess: School's Out

February 16, 2001

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

June 15, 2001

Monsters, Inc.

November 2, 2001

Return to Never Land

February 15, 2002

74th Academy Awards

March 24, 2002

Monsters, Inc. wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song and For the Birds wins Best Animated Short Film

Lilo & Stitch

June 21, 2002

Spirited Away

September 20, 2002

Treasure Planet

November 27, 2002

The Jungle Book 2

February 14, 2003

Piglet's Big Movie

March 21, 2003

Finding Nemo

May 30, 2003

Brother Bear

November 1, 2003

Teacher's Pet

January 16, 2004

76th Academy Awards

February 29, 2004

Finding Nemo wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

Home on the Range

April 2, 2004

The Incredibles

November 5, 2004

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

February 11, 2005

77th Academy Awards

February 27, 2005

The Incredibles wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and
Best Sound Editing

Howl's Moving Castle

June 10, 2005

Valiant

August 19, 2005

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Opens

September 12, 2005

Chicken Little

November 4, 2005

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Returns to Disney

February 2006

Bambi II

February 7, 2006

The Wild

April 14, 2006

Cars

June 9, 2006

Meet the Robinsons

March 30, 2007

Ratatouille

June 29, 2007

80th Academy Awards

February 24, 2008

Ratatouille wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

WALL-E

June 27, 2008

Tinker Bell

September 18, 2008

Roadside Romeo

October 24, 2008

Bolt

November 28, 2008

81st Academy Awards

February 22, 2009

WALL-E wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

Up

May 29, 2009

Ponyo

August 14, 2009

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

September 3, 2009

A Christmas Carol

November 6, 2009

The Princess and the Frog

December 11, 2009

82nd Academy Awards

March 7, 2010

Up wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and
Best Original Score

Toy Story 3

June 18, 2010

Tales from Earthsea

August 13, 2010

Tangled

November 24, 2010

Gnomeo and Juliet

February 11, 2011

83rd Academy Awards

February 27, 2011

Toy Story 3 wins the Academy Award for and Best Animated Feature
Best Original Song

Mars Needs Moms

March 11, 2011

Cars 2

June 24, 2011

Winnie the Pooh

July 15, 2011

The Secret World of Arrietty

February 17, 2012

Arjun: The Warrior Prince

May 25, 2012

Brave

June 22, 2012

Secret of the Wings

August 31, 2012

Frankenweenie

October 5, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph

November 2, 2012

85th Academy Awards

February 24, 2013

Paperman wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and Brave wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Monsters University

June 21, 2013

Planes

August 9, 2013

Frozen

November 27, 2013

The Pirate Fairy

February 13, 2014

The Wind Rises

February 21, 2014

86th Academy Awards

March 2, 2014

Frozen wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and
Best Original Song

Planes: Fire & Rescue

July 18, 2014

Big Hero 6

November 7, 2014

Strange Magic

January 23, 2015

87th Academy Awards

February 22, 2015

Feast wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and Big Hero Six wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

March 3, 2015

Inside Out

June 19, 2015

The Good Dinosaur

November 25, 2015

88th Academy Awards

February 28, 2016

Inside Out wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Zootopia

March 4, 2016

Shanghai Disney Resort Opens

June 16, 2016

Finding Dory

June 17, 2016

Moana

November 23, 2016

Historical Events

Prohibition

January 17, 1920 - December 5, 1933

Mein Kampf published

July 18, 1925

The Great Depression

1929 - 1941

St. Valentine's Day Massacre

February 14, 1929

Wall Street Crash of 1929

October 28, 1929

King Edward VIII Abdicates

1936

Spanish Civil War

July 17, 1936 - April 1, 1939

King George VI Begins his Reign as King

December 11, 1936

World War 2

1939 - 1945

Attck on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

United Nations is Founded

1945

Mussolini is Executed

April 28, 1945

Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945

Cold War

Approx. 1947 - Approx. 1991

Mahatma Ghandi is Assassinated

January 30, 1948

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Brown v. Board of Education

1951 - May 17, 1954

King George VI Dies

February 6, 1952

Queen Elizabeth II Begins her Reign as Queen

February 6, 1952

Great Smog of London

December 5, 1952 - December 9, 1952

Civil Rights Movement

1955 - 1968

Vietnam War

1 November 1955 - 30 April 1975

Rosa Parks Refuses to Move to the Back of the Bus

December 1, 1955

Space Race Between the Soviet Union and United States

1957 - 1972

Alaska Becomes the 49th State

January 3, 1959

Fidel Castro Becomes Prime Minester of Cuba

February 16, 1959

Hawaii Becomes the 50th State

August 21, 1959

Berlin Wall is Built

1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 17, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

President John F. Kennedy is Assassinated

November 22, 1963

Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is Sworn in as President

November 22, 1963

Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 1964

Malcolm X is Assassinated

February 21, 1965

Selma to Montgomery Marches

March 7, 1965 - March 24, 1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965

August 6, 1965

Martin Luther King Jr is Assassinated

April 4, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy is Assassinated

June 5, 1968

1968 Democratic National Convention Protests

August 23, 1968 - August 28, 1968

Apollo 11

July 16, 1969 - July 24, 1969

Kent State Shootings

May 4, 1970

Roe v. Wade

December 13, 1971 - January 22, 1973

Watergate Scandal

June 17, 1972 - Approx. 1974

Munich Massacre

September 5, 1972 - September 6, 1972

President Nixon Resigns

August 9, 1974

Iranian Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981

Iran Contra Affair

August 20, 1985 - March 4, 1987

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

January 28, 1986

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989

The Gulf War

August 2, 1990 - February 28, 1991

End of the Soviet Union

1991

1992 Los Angeles Riots

April 29, 1992 - May 4, 1992

NAFTA Establishes Free Trade Among Canada, Mexico, and the United States

January 1, 1994

US hosts 1996 Summer Olympics

July 19, 1996 - August 4, 1996

Centennial Olympic Park bombing

July 27, 1996

Impeachment of President Bill Clinton

December 19, 1998 - February 12, 1999

Columbine High School Massacre

April 20, 1999

George W. Bush Officially Wins the Presidency

January 6, 2001

September 11 Attacks

September 11, 2001

Anthrax Attacks

September 18, 2001 - October 9, 2001

Department of Homeland Security is Established

November 25, 2002

Iraq War

2003 - 2011

Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

February 1, 2003

London Bombings of 2005

July 7, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

August 23, 2005 - August 31, 2005

Saddam Hussein is Executed

December 30, 2006

Great Recession

Approx. December 2007 - Approx. June 2009

Barack Obama is Officially the First African-American United States President

January 20, 2009

BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2010

Syrian Civil War

March 15, 2011 - Present

Osama Bin Laden is Killed

May 2, 2011

2012 Aurora Theater Shooting

July 20, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

December 14, 2012

Snowden Leaks NSA Files

2013

Boston Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2013

Iraqi CIvil War

2014 - Present

Protests Against Donald Trump

Approx. 2015 - Present

Charlie Hebdo Shooting

January 7, 2015

Same-sex Marriage Legalized in the United States

June 26, 2015

November 2015 Paris Attacks

November 13, 2015

2016 Orlando Nightclub Shooting

June 12, 2016

The People of the United Kingdom Vote to Leave the European Union

June 23, 2016

2016 Berlin Attack

December 19, 2016

President Trump Signs Controversial Executive Order

January 27, 2017

The Executive order prohibits entry into the United States of people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days.