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March 23

March 23, 2011 – Shareholders Elect 13 Directors of the Walt Disney Company Board

“2010 was a great year for The Walt Disney Company. It was a year of excellence – creatively, strategically, and financially.”

On March 23, 2011, Disney announced that shareholders had elected 13 members of the Board of Directors, re-electing members such as Steve Jobs, Bob Iger, and Sheryl Sandberg. The shareholders also supported recommendations from the Company’s auditor, as well as the stock incentive plan and the frequency of votes on executive compensation. Shareholders also agreed to the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as the independent accountants for Fiscal Year 2011.

March 20

March 20, 2014 – The Broadway Musical Aladdin Officially Opens

“Proud of your boy, I’ll make you proud of your boy, believe me.”

On March 20, 2014, after a little over three weeks of previews, the newest Disney Broadway musical Aladdin officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The musical, based on the hit 1992 animated feature film, includes several of the popular musical numbers; it also features three songs that were originally cut from the film: “Proud of Your Boy,” “Babak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim,” and “High Adventure.” Four new songs were also introduced in the narrative: “These Palace Walls,” “A Million Miles Away,” “Diamond in the Rough,” and “Somebody’s Got Your Back.” The show would go on to be nominated for five Tony awards, winning Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for James Monroe Iglehart’s performance as Genie. The original Broadway cast starred Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar.

March 17

March 17, 2016 – The Oasis Bar & Grill Opens in Walt Disney World

“Take a break from the sun and imbibe on some fun at this poolside retreat.”

On Ma­rch 17, 2016, the Oasis Bar & Grill poolside quick service restaurant opened in Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort. The restaurant provides guests with some light Polynesian-inspired fare, along with a selection of cocktails, beer and wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

March 6

March 6, 2012 – The Disney Fantasy Arrives at Port Canaveral

“Welcome home, Disney Fantasy!”

On March 6, 2012, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line Fleet, the Disney Fantasy, pulled into its home port of Port Canaveral to prepare for its maiden voyage to the Caribbean at the end of the month. The ship sailed almost 5,000 miles from Bremerhaven, Germany, and was greeted with fireworks and a parade of guests.

March 3

March 3, 2013 – The Broadway Musical Mary Poppins Plays its Final Performance

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“…the show’s extraordinary success is due to the 500 plus actors, musicians and stagehands who have brought the show to magical life on Broadway and, most importantly, to the audiences who have fallen in love with Mary, Bert and the Banks family every night.”

On March 3, 2013, the Broadway musical Mary Poppins played its final performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre, after 2,619 performances over six years. The final performance featured Steffanie Leigh as Mary Poppins, Nicolas Dromard as Bert, Karl Kenzler as George Banks, and Megan Osterhaus as Winifred Banks.

February 28

February 28, 2016 – Inside Out Wins Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

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“We are so lucky. Not just us, but everyone in this room because regardless of gold man or not, we get to make stuff.”- Pete Docter

On February 28, 2016, the 88th Annual Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Nominated for two awards, the Pixar animated feature Inside Out scored one award in the form of Best Animated Feature. The film won against such films as Paramount Pictures’ Anomalisa, Espaço Filmes Boy and the World, Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep Movie, and Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie was There.

February 25

February 25, 2012 – A Time Capsule is Buried in Disney California Adventure Park

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“It came from their hearts, all the pieces that are in here, and we’re really excited to be putting this in the ground right now to be opened in 25 years.” – Lisa Girolami, Senior Show Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering

On February 25, 2012, Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney cast members buried a special time capsule on Buena Vista Street in Disney’s California Adventure Park. The capsule, which is to be opened in 2037, featured several interesting items, including PhotoPass Cards, a Blackberry, and a Duffy bear. A special plaque was placed over the spot where the capsule was buried.