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An overview of Disney-related events that occured in 1979.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

The North Avenue Irregulars

The Black Hole

Mickey Mouse Disco

Theatrical releases

Films

Shorts

Events

  • September 13 - Dissatisfied in the direction of the Disney studio, Don Bluth and eight other animators left Disney in protest to ultimately start their own animation studio on Bluth's 42nd birthday. Bluth's already completed work for The Fox and the Hound would be his last for the studio.
  • November 22 - The Mickey Mouse balloon makes his 9th appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Character debuts

Theme parks

Albums

People

Births

Deaths

Artists joined