1940's

1940- FEBRUARY 7, "PINOCCHIO" WAS RELEASED, AND SUBSEQUENTLY AWARDED ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AND BEST SONG - "WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR."

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection

1940- DISNEY STUDIOS MOVES TO NEW FACILITIES IN BURBANK, CA. THIS OPPORTUNITY WAS PRIMARILY DUE TO THE FINANCIAL SUCCESS OF "SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS."

1940- ON NOVEMBER 13, "FANTASIA" WAS RELEASED AND ADDED GROUND-BREAKING STEROPHONIC SOUND TO THE MOTION PICTURES

1941- On October 23, "Dumbo" was released, and won an Academy Award for Best Original Score

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection

1941- WALT DISNEY AND HIS ARTISTS TRAVELED TO SOUTH AMERICA ON A GOODWILL TOUR ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES

1941- ON DECEMBER 8, THE UNITED STATES ARMY MOVED ONTO THE DISNEY STUDIO LOT AND SET UP HEADQUARTERS.

1942- "BAMBI" WAS RELEASED ON AUGUST 13

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection

1943- "SALUDOS AMIGOS" WAS RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 6

1944- DECEMBER 21, "THE THREE CABALLEROS" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

 

1946- "SONG OF THE SOUTH" WAS RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 12, PREMIERING IN ATLANTA, GA. THE FILM COMBINED LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATION COMBINATIONS, A UNIQUE VISUAL TO MOTION PICTURES. THE FILM LATER WON AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST SONG, "ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH"

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection

1948- MAY 27, "MELODY TIME" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1949- "SEAL ISLAND" WAS RELEASED AND WAS THE FIRST FILM IN THE DISNEY'S TRUE LIFE ADVENTURE NATURE SERIES

1949- THE WALT DISNEY MUSIC COMPANY WAS FORMED, AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PUBLICATION OF SHEET MUSIC, CASSETTE TAPES, RECORDS AND MUSIC RIGHTS

1949- OCTOBER 5, "THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection

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