Walt Disney Archives
This Day in DisneyMay 25, 1932
Mickey’s Revue is Released
The 1932 Mickey’s Revue animated short kicks off with Mickey Mouse conducting the overture and a bespectacled geezer of a human-type dog in the audience particularly enjoying the show. Throughout the variety show, his distinctive “a-hyuck, a-hyuck” laugh — voiced by Pinto Colvig — continues to annoy the other spectators. That character and that laugh were so appealing to Walt Disney and his staff that he was featured in other shorts and ultimately evolved into the character we all know as Goofy. Goofy was first given the name Dippy Dawg when he appeared in newspaper comic strips, but it wasn’t until 1939′s Goofy and Wilbur cartoon short that he officially became known as Goofy.
What's Old is News
More than 50,000 visitors were attracted to Disneyland on Monday, July 18, when the Park officially opened its gates to the general public. Reactions were mixed but highly enthusiastic, ranging from exclamations of "fantastic" to "unbelievable" and "too terrific for words to describe." Governor Goodwin J. Knight of the State of California assisted Walt Disney and some 25,000 invited guests at the official dedication ceremonies of Disneyland on the preceding day, Sunday, July 17.
Producer Bill Anderson, who worked closely with Walt Disney for more than two decades, recalls that pre-production and filming of the adventure classic, Swiss Family Robinson was, "the most difficult we ever encountered."
Avast there, ye lubbers, for the saltiest adventure ever to shake your sails!
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