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Mousedetectposter

The Great Mouse Detective

Living seas entrance sign

The Living Seas

Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour

Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour

Luxo Jr
Singalong1

"Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", the first Disney Sing-Along Songs video to be released.

Flight of the Navigator Poster 2
Country-bears-hoedown

Country Bear Vacation Hoedown

070609 NF FEAT CaptainEO feat1
MickeyMouseAndFriends Issue 219

Gladstone Publishing begins publishing Disney comic books.

Events

  • The company officially changes its name from Walt Disney Productions to The Walt Disney Company.
  • Walt Disney Home Video "Sorcerer Mickey" logo updated.
  • After 4 years The Sword in the Stone is last video to use the Walt Disney and You Promo.
  • Walt Disney is inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

Theatrical releases

Feature films

Shorts

Television

  • February 2 - After 3 years of being off the air, the Walt Disney anthology series returns to TV under the name The Disney Sunday Movie. The series airs on Sunday nights on ABC. The series had not had a host since the passing of Walt Disney himself in 1966, but as of this incarnation, Michael Eisner takes over the hosting duties. The first installment is a TV-movie comedy entitled Help Wanted: Kids, featuring Cindy Williams and Micheal McKean. [1]
  • February 14 - DTV Valentine airs on NBC.
  • October 9 - The Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox for short) launches as the fourth major broadcast television network in the United States.

Comics

Theme park happenings

Video games

VHS releases

Direct to video releases

People

Births

Deaths

Artists joined

Character debuts

<< 1985 Timeline 1987 >>

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