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October 18

October 18, 2008 – Radio Disney Hosts “Planet Premiere” of High School Musical 3: Senior Year Soundtrack

“This is the last chance to make our mark, history will know who we are.”

On October 18,2008, Radio Disney held what they called the “planet premiere” of the soundtrack for the upcoming feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year, with the soundtrack being released in physical copy three days later. Radio Disney not only played the soundtrack in its entirety, but also interviewed the cast members of the film.


October 17

October 17, 2017 – The 30th Anniversary Screening of The Brave Little Toaster Premieres

On October 17, 2017, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the animated film The Brave Little Toaster, a special screening was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Upon purchasing a ticket, guests were also given a variety of gifts depending on ticket level, with every guest at least leaving with an original sketch and an animation cel. There was also a Q&A session with a variety of folks involved in the film, including the movie’s director, Jerry Rees, who help write the screenplay with Joe Ranft; Deanna Oliver, the voice of Toaster; composer and music arranger David Newman, and animator Kevin Lima. Producer Donald Kushner was also on hand to sell a variety of original artwork of the film from his personal collection.

September 18

September 18, 1932 – Mickey’s Nephews Ferdy and Morty Premiere in the Mickey Mouse Comic Strip

“Just wait’ll I catch those kids! I’ll make ‘em wish they hadn’t!”

On September 18, 1932, the twin characters Ferdy and Morty, Mickey’s nephews, officially premiered in the Mickey Mouse comic strip (although in this first appearance, Ferdy was spelled “Ferdie;” the spelling was subsequently changed). They first appeared in the comic Mickey’s Nephews, where the twins are left with Mickey and cause havoc for their poor uncle, until he ties them to the bed and reads them a bedtime story, which he has been told calms them down. The characters only made one appearance in an animated short film: the 1934 short film Mickey’s Steam Roller.

July 23

July 23, 2003 – The Cheetah Girls Single “Cinderella” Premieres on Radio Disney

“I don’t want to be like Cinderella, sittin’ in a dark cold dusty cellar.”

On July 23, 2003, the promotional single “Cinderella” premiered on Radio Disney. Originally recorded by i5, the song was recorded by The Cheetah Girls to promote the film of the same name. It was eventually released for digital download on August 12, 2003, with the music video premiering on Disney Channel the same day. The song was also featured in the film as the band’s audition song for the talent show.

May 18

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May 18, 2015 – Inside Out Premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

“Hopefully, no matter where you are or what your culture, you can see yourself in this.” – Director and Writer Pete Docter

On May 18, 2015, the 15th Pixar Animated Feature Inside Out premiered at the 68th Cannes Film Festival as an out-of-competition film. The film was met with much critical success, with many critics, including The Toronto Star’s Peter Howell, saying that it received “double to loudest applause of any other film at the festival.” Attending the festival were director and writer Pete Docter; John Lasseter;  American voice actors Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith; and French voice actors Charlotte Le Bon, Marilou Berry, Gilles Lellouche, and Pierre Niney. The film would premiere in North America a month later on June 19.

June 3

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June 3, 2001 – The Disney Animated Feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire Premieres at the El Capitan Theatre


“Disney’s newest animated feature…is a monumental treat as well as a crafty assemblage of mythologies.”

On June 3, 2001, the 41st Disney animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, a week and a half before its general release across the United States. Special guests at the premiere featured members of the cast and crew, including Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, David Odgen Stiers, producer Don Hahn, and directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale. Other guests included Melissa Joan Hart, Diane Keaton, and Sean Astin. The red carpet began at 1pm, with the screening beginning at 2pm.

February 20

February 20, 2006 – The Final Season of That’s So Raven Premieres


“Because as soon as you get to like them, you have to leave. And you never see them again.”

On February 20, 2006, the first episode of the final season of the hit Disney Channel series That’s So Raven premiered with the episode “Raven, Sydney, and the Man.” This season was the only season that didn’t feature character Tanya in a starring or guest role, as T’Keyah Crystal Keymah had left the show at the end of season 3. The episode was directed by Rich Correll and written by Marc Warren. It starred Raven-Symone as Raven, Orlando Brown as Eddie, Kyle Massey as Corey, Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea, Rondell Sheridan as Victor, David Henrie as Larry, and Sydney Park as Sydney.

The episode begins with Chelsea teaching the kids at the community center how whales communicate. It’s then Raven’s turn, who shows the kids her hobby of designing her own clothes. A little girl named Sydney keeps heckling Raven, although Raven is determined to keep her cool. Eddie then steps up and starts rapping, which entertains the kids more than Chelsea’s and Raven’s combined. The kids then have an option to join Eddie to learn how to rap, Chelsea’s whale appreciation club, and Raven’s fashion appreciation club. Only one kid joins Raven’s group – Sydney.

Corey is impressed by the amount of money gifts Larry received

Corey is impressed by the amount of money gifts Larry received

Meanwhile, Corey is attending a bar mitzvah party for his friend Larry, and finds that Larry mostly received gifts of money from his friends and family. Thinking that he can make a lot of money just by turning 13, Corey asks his father Victor for a bar mitzvah. Victor points out an important fact – they’re not Jewish. Corey then decides to call is a “bro-mitzvah,” and Victor finally agrees to throw the party. Back at the community center, Raven is not looking forward to working with Sydney, especially as Sydney keeps making fun of her and showing up late. Raven calls Sydney out on being rude and mean, and Sydney reveals her dream of becoming a comedian. Raven then decides to teach the girl how to be funny without resorting to cheap shots. After working on Sydney’s act, the girl surprises Raven by giving her a hug.

Corey is working with Victor at The Chill Grill to prepare for the “bro-mitzvah.” Raven takes Sydney with her to The Chill Grill, with the two wearing matching outfits. As Sydney leaves for the bathroom, Raven remarks to her family that she’s become the girl’s role model and helping her write her jokes; Raven’s bubble is burst when Corey points out that Raven isn’t funny. Raven argues against him, but changes the subject when she convinces him to at least let Sydney perform jokes at his party. When Sydney comes back, Raven tells her the exciting news, and Sydney starts cracking jokes at the family’s expense. Raven calls her out on being mean again, and Sydney storms out of the restaurant. Back at the community center, Raven looks for Sydney, as the girl has gone missing. Suddenly, Raven has a vision of where Sydney is, and after seeing that the girl will slam the playhouse door in her face, she decides to give up on Sydney, as she feels like she can’t get through to the girl.

Corey takes the stage at his party, excited to see everyone - and their checkbooks

Corey takes the stage at his party, excited to see everyone – and their checkbooks

The day of the party arrives, Victor soon realizes that Corey is only having the party for the gifts of money. Chelsea and Eddie show up late for the party and tell Raven that Sydney is in the playhouse, just as Raven had seen, and won’t come out for anything. It is then revealed that Sydney lives with a foster family, as her parents aren’t around anymore. Sydney’s been bounced around from home to home, and Raven runs to the community center to help her. Raven tries to talk to her, but Sydney refuses. Finally, after Raven reassures her that she cares, Sydney opens up about how she hates meeting new people, as once she gets to like them, she leaves and never sees them again. Raven assures her that she will never leave her, and asks Sydney to trust her.

Raven returns to the party, but is unsure if Sydney will trust her again or show up to the party. Raven then decides to take Sydney’s place in her absence, but Corey is horrified by this. Raven begins the show, but quickly tanks. Corey then goes to count his money, which annoys Victor. Larry then is asked to explain the real meaning of a bar mitzvah, which includes taking more responsibility for his actions. Corey finally realizes that he’s going to have to grow up, and father and son return to the party. Raven’s routine, however, has taken a turn for the bizarre. She is then heckled, with the heckler turning out to be none other than Sydney. Sydney then takes the stage and entertains the crowd. After the party, Corey uses the money he got from the party to buy some new toys for the community center, having learned his lesson about “becoming a man.”