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6250.0 #17 DL Qual #5 2-6-13 12:19PM
Good afternoon! This day in Disney History, Feb. 6th 1911. Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. President is born in Tampico, Illinois. Reagan is an important part of Disney history because he helped host Disneyland's opening day television broadcast in July, 1955. Also you can find his photo in the WDW Hall of Presidents attraction. :) ✨Also on this day in 1914, Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice behind such Disney characters as Shere Kahn in the "Jungle book", the Knight in "The Sword in the Stone, the Captain in "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" & many more! In DL his voice can be heard singing vocals in It's a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean & Splash Mountain, while in the Enchanted Tiki Room, he performs the voice of Fritz the German Audio-Animatronics parrot. Thurl is not just heard, but seen in the Haunted Mansion. Guests often mistake his mustachioed face, which is featured on a broken bust in the graveyard scene, for that of Walt Disney. For more about this Disney Legend : ✨In addition, on this day in 1943, "Saludos Amigos", directed by Bill Roberts is generally released in the U.S. A 42 minute film about Latin America. Featuring art work by Mary Blair. Goofy, Donald & Walt himself travel to exciting places and meet Jose Carioca. They capture their adventures along the way. It's made up of 4 animated segments tied together by live action footage of Walt, his artists & animators enjoying their trip. Released by RKO, it will be nominated for 3 Academy Awards. To watch a trailer from the film: As always, thanks for reading!
"Ronald Reagan?!The actor?!" Great post! - Starr   550.3 #359 2-6-13 12:31PM Like(1)  Reply
"Great Scott!" Thanks Starr! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 12:33PM
That's exactly what I said in my head! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ - Miss_E_Mouse  1433.5 #115 2-6-13 1:45PM
Great read. Thanks as always :) - RickChavez   3550.1 #39 2-6-13 12:21PM Like  Reply
Glad you enjoyed it Rick! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 12:37PM
Thanks Duchess, this was Grrrrrrrreeat! - NotSoDapperDan   323.9 #753 2-6-13 12:21PM Like  Reply
Hahahahahahaha well played! Thurl was also the voice of Tony the Tiger! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 12:25PM
Wow! Not enough can be said about Thurl Ravenscroft. It's mind boggling how much he contributed to Disney. And thank you for clarifying the misconception about the bust on Haunted Mansion. Also, yes, I've seen Saludos Amigos.. I love that cartoon. Thank you for another awesome Disney History post, SMK! - IMissDisney   1205.7 #143 2-6-13 12:33PM Like  Reply
I agree! He's amazing! Yes! I was one if those people who thought it was Walt when I was younger! Lol thanks as always MyPark! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 12:47PM
Thurl is also the voice of Disneyland Railroad. - BaseballMickey_CM   7352.3 #11 2-6-13 12:33PM Like  Reply
Oh my stars! How did I forget that?! Thank you for adding!!! 😘😘😘😘 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 12:44PM
^^ Did you just say oh my stars? - IMissDisney  1205.7 #143 2-6-13 12:46PM
Yes I did! BULLY! 😜 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 12:58PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ SMK Quote of the day! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #143 2-6-13 1:01PM
Why do I feel this is going to come back to haunt me?! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 1:07PM
Might show up at this year's MW Reunion! Who knows! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #143 2-6-13 1:12PM
😩 Oh no! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 1:21PM
Thurl ravenscroft rocks! He and Paul frees were awesome! - mightymike   272.8 #1111 2-6-13 12:50PM Like  Reply
You can say that again! Both legends! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 1:15PM
Nice work duchess! - madsdad   1868.2 #88 2-6-13 1:11PM Like  Reply
Thanks my friend! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 2:00PM
Thanks Duchess, I really enjoy reading your history posts! - debbiev   1125.7 #156 2-6-13 1:17PM Like  Reply
Well aren't YOU sweet?! Thanks for telling me! I'm so glad! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 2-6-13 2:01PM
Thurl was also the "They're Great" voice of Tony the Tiger of Frosted Flakes fame and he sang "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" in How The Grinch Stole Christmas. - MightyWhitey   1083.1 #163 2-6-13 1:52PM Like  Reply
Baaa, someone already mentioned the Tony the Tiger thing. - MightyWhitey  1083.1 #163 2-6-13 1:54PM
Thanks Duchess! Awesome post, very fun to read as always!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife   896.8 #198 2-6-13 1:58PM Like  Reply
*Fangirl voice* We love you Thurl Ravenscroft!! Ahhhh! *faints* - JRDrummer_CM   875.4 #205 2-6-13 2:10PM Like  Reply