May 19: All Star Wars All the Time, Pollyanna, and Al Konetzni

May 19: All Star Wars All the Time, Pollyanna, and Al Konetzni

  • 1915: Disney Legend Al Konetzni is born; He joined Disney’s Consumer Products Division in New York in 1953 and for three decades he was responsible for developing and designing hundreds of different products featuring Disney characters. His best-known products are a Disney character lunch box in the shape of a school bus, and the Pez Mickey and Donald candy dispensers. He retired in 1981
  • 1944: Actor Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, is born
  • 1960: Pollyanna is released; it is Disney Legend Hayley Mills's American film debut, for which she earned a special Oscar 
  • 1971: Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes open in Disneyland, replacing the Indian War Canoes
  • 1999: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is released
  • 2000: Dinosaur is released
  • 2005: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is released


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