1980's

1980- MAY 21, “STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” IS RELEASED IN THEATRES

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection

1980- JUNE 25, "HERBIE GOES BANANAS" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1980- DECEMBER 12, "POPEYE" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

 

1981- "THE FOX AND THE HOUND" WAS RELEASED ON JULY 10 IN THEATRES

 

1981- JUNE 12, “INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

 

1981- JUNE 26, “DRAGONSLAYER” IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1982- ON JULY 10, TRON WAS RELEASED. THIS FEATURE BROKE NEW GROUND IN THE USE OF COMPUTER ANIMATION

 

1983- THE DISNEY CHANNEL MADE ITS NATIONAL PREMIER ON CABLE TELEVISION

1983- MAY 25, THE NEW FANTASYLAND OPEN AT DISNEYLAND

 

1983- MAY 25, PINOCCHIO'S DARING JOURNEY OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

1983- MAY 25, “STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI” IS RELEASED IN THEATRES

 

1984- MAY 23, “INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM” IS RELEASED INTO THEATERS

 

1985- "GUMMI BEARS" AND "THE WUZZLES", THE FIRST DISNEY SATURDAY MORNING ANIMATED SHOWS, PREMIERED.

1985- JUNE 21, "RETURN TO OZ" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1985- JULY 24, "THE BLACK CAULDRON" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

 

1986- FEBRUARY 3, STEVE JOBS PURCHASES THE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DIVISION FROM GEORGE LUCAS AND ESTABLISHES AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY TO BE CHRISTENED "PIXAR."

1986- JULY 2, "THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1986- JULY 30, FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1986- ON SEPTEMBER 18, "CAPTAIN EO" PREMIERED AT DISNEYLAND AND DISNEY WORLD. THE 3-D ATTRACTION STARRED MICHAEL JACKSON AND WAS PRODUCED BY GEORGE LUCAS AND DIRECTED BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA.

1987- ON JANUARY 9, STAR TOURS OPENED AT DISNEYLAND.

1987- THE FIRST DISNEY STORE OPENED AT THE GLENDALE GALLERIA IN CALIFORNIA.

1987- THE FIRST "DISNEY DOLLARS" WERE SOLD AT DISNEYLAND

1988- APRIL 1, AMERICA SINGS CLOSES AT DISNEYLAND

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection

 

1988- AUGUST 2, “TIN TOY” RELEASED BY PIXAR (FIRST COMPUTER ANIMATED FILM TO RECEIVE AN OSCAR)

 

1988- NOVEMBER 18, "OLIVER & COMPANY" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1989- MAY 24, “INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE” IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

 

1989- JUNE 23, "HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

1989- BEAR COUNTY BECOMES CRITTER COUNTY AT DISNEYLAND

1989- JULY 17, SPLASH MOUNTAIN OPENS AT DISNEYLAND

1989- NOVEMBER 17, "THE LITTLE MERMAID" IS RELEASED INTO THEATRES

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Part of the MorTown Magic Collection 

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