RSS Feed

Tag Archives: 2000s

June 22

June 22, 2004 – The Special Edition Soundtrack of The Cheetah Girls is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“I don’t wanna be like Cinderella, sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar.”

On June 22, 2004, the album The Cheetah Girls – Special Edition Soundtrack was released through Walt Disney Records. This album was an updated version of the original soundtrack, which was released nearly a year prior on August 12, 2003; the special edition features karaoke versions of the movie tracks, as well as remixes of “Cinderella” and “Girl Power.”

Advertisements

June 10

June 10, 2008 – Disney Announces Plans to Stream Movies Online

The Wonderful World of Disney, the venerable prime-time TV show originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, is getting its geek on.”

On June 10, 2008, Disney.com released a statement that they planned to stream several of the studio’s full-length feature films online. The announced plan was that these films would be shown on the Saturday night program The Wonderful World of Disney, and then be shown for free on the online platform. The schedule included Pixar favorites Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc., as well as films Haunted Mansion, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Princess Diaries 2, Freaky Friday, and Peter Pan.

June 9

Posted on

June 9, 2007 – The Attraction Cars Quatre Roues Rallye Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Rev up your engines and zoom alongside Lightning McQueen in this speedy circuit from the world of Cars.

On June 9, 2007, the Toon Studios attraction Cars Quatre Roues Rallye opened in Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park. Based on the Pixar film franchise Cars, guests board cars that spin around in a Radiator Springs service station area; the spinning ability is similar to the Mad Tea Party attraction found in most Disney parks.

June 7

Posted on

June 7, 2005 – The Compilation Album Disney Girlz Rock is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Together we can shoot the moon, stop the rain, even ride a hurricane.”

On June 7, 2005, the compilation album Disney Girlz Rock was released through Walt Disney Records. It featured a variety of songs by female Disney artists, or female artists featured in Disney projects, including A*Teens, Lindsay Lohan, Raven-Symoné, The Cheetah Girls, Hilary and Haylie Duff, Caleigh Peters, Everlife, Aly & AJ, The Beu Sisters, Hayden Panettiere, Christy Carlson Romano, Christina Aguilera, and Myra. A second compilation was released in 2008.

June 4

Posted on

June 4, 2006 – The Musical The Lion King Closes at the New Amsterdam Theatre

“Till we find our place on the path unwinding, in the circle, the circle of life.”

On June 4, 2006, the Broadway musical The Lion King held its final performance at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City. The show had been at the theatre since October 10, 1997, and was lauded for its imaginative interpretation of the animated feature film source. The production, fortunately, was not closed permanently; the show was to be transferred to the Minskoff Theatre, while the production of Mary Poppins would be taking its place at the New Amsterdam. The Minskoff Theatre underwent some custom renovations to accommodate the incoming production, and the show opened in the theatre on June 13th. As of 2019, the Minskoff Theatre is still home to The Lion King.

June 2

Posted on

June 2, 2003 – Disney’s Toontown Online Officially Launches

“Ever wonder what it’d be like to live life as a toon?”

On June 2, 2003, the online community game Disney’s Toontown Online officially launched. The game was a multiplayer online role-playing game, and was developed by Disney’s Virtual Reality Studio, Schell Games, and Frogchildren Studios. Users could create their own toon avatar, and battle against antagonists called Cogs. There was also an early social media component to the game known as “SpeedChat,” with pre-approved phrases that users could use to chat with other users. The game was officially shut down on September 19, 2013.

May 26

Posted on

May 26, 2006 – The Tony Danza Show Ends

“I’m Tony Danza and I’m in New York City, live!”

On May 26, 2006, the daytime talk show The Tony Danza Show ended its run on television. Beginning on September 13, 2004, and distributed by Buena Vista Television, the show was hosted by actor Tony Danza and recorded at the ABC studio complex. Its most well-known gimmick was a game called “Extravadanza,” which was a Plinko-style game that was played with a home viewer. The series ran for only two seasons before it was cancelled due to low ratings.