I was browsing the Disney.com site today and came across the "Memory Lane" page. Here you can type in a year, say the year you were born and get information about the year you were born, what was released, important Disney facts/events of the year, etc. It is also a nice reference for films, etc.
What was the big deal when you were born? It's interesting to see what makes the cut, etc. and how the NUMBER of "feature films" makes a HUGE increase also.
I was born in 1986:
Feature Films: "The Great Mouse Detective" and "Flight Of The Navigator"
This Year in History:
- Captain EO," starring Michael Jackson, opens at EPCOT and Disneyland.
- The Disney Channel goes from 18 to 24 hours a day and becomes one of the fastest-growing pay cable services, reaching more than 35 million subscribers.
- Disney World celebrates its 15th Anniversary.
- The Living Seas opens at Disney World.
Nothing about Star Tours opening at Disneyland. Interesting...
ok, 10 years earlier, in 1976....
"No Deposit No Return"
"Ride A Wild Pony"
"Treasure Of Matecumbe"
"The Shaggy D.A."
- Jimmy Carter is elected President.
- The 50 millionth guest visits Walt Disney World.
- Bob Thomas' popular biography, "Walt Disney: An American Original," is published.
"The World's Greatest Athlete"
"Charley And The Angel"
"One Little Indian"
Walt Disney Productions celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
Pirates Of The Caribbean opens at Walt Disney World.
Year I was born - 1979
"The Black Hole"
"The North Avenue Irregulars"
"The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again"
"Unidentified Flying Oddball"
Disneyland Park opens Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Walt Disney World welcomes it 100 millionth guest.
"The Black Hole," the studio's first foray into modern science fiction filmmaking, is released.
The average yearly income is $3,216 and a loaf of bread is 14 cents.
More than 10 million people own a television set when Disney's first TV show, the Christmas special "One Hour In Wonderland," debuts.
Disneyland is still five years away!
EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow) Center, at a cost of $1 billion, opens at Disney World.
"Tron," the first film to make extensive use of computer imagery to create a three-dimensional world, is released.
"Tex" premieres, marking the first time a Disney film broaches the subjects of sex and drugs.
Feature Films: "True-Life Adventures: White Wildnerness"
"The Light In The Forest"
This year in history: Walt hires Economics Research Associates to determine the most favorable location on the East Coast for another Disneyland.
Disneyland celebrates Christmas with its first Candlelight Procession.