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Mickey Mouse Disco

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

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 its ninth appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Character debuts

Theme parks and resorts

Albums

People

Births

Deaths

Artists joined

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