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An overview of all Disney-related events that occurred in the year 1976.

Theatrical releases[]

Feature films[]

  • February 5 - No Deposit, No Return
  • March 26
    • Dumbo (re-issue)
    • Ride a Wild Pony
  • June 18 - Peter Pan (re-issue)
  • July 1 - Treasure of Matecumbe
  • July 7 - Gus
  • November 5 - The Gnome-Mobile (re-issue)
  • November 21 - Follow Me, Boys! (re-issue)
  • December 17
    • Freaky Friday (Los Angeles, California)
    • The Shaggy D.A.

Shorts[]

  • February 11
    • The Country Cousin (re-issue)
    • The Three Little Pigs (re-issue)
    • The Tortoise and the Hare (re-issue)
    • The Ugly Duckling (re-issue)
  • November 21 - Ben and Me (re-issue)

Character debuts[]

  • July 1 - Spangler
  • December 17 - Tim the Ice Cream Man, John Slade
  • Kejo the Silverback

Events[]

  • November 26 - The Mickey Mouse balloon makes its sixth appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Theme parks and resorts[]

  • June 20 - Disney's River Country opens at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • October 1 - Walt Disney World Resort and the Magic Kingdom celebrates its 5th anniversary.
  • ? - Winnie the Pooh for President promotional campaign.

Television[]

  • September 5 - The Muppet Show premieres in syndication. The series was not created by Disney, but has been owned by Disney along with the Muppets themselves since 2004.

People[]

Births[]

  • January 1 - Qui Nguyen (playwright, screenwriter, and director)
  • January 6 - Johnny Yong Bosch (actor, martial artist, voice actor, and musician)
  • January 13 - Michael Peña (actor and voice actor)
  • January 18 - Derek Richardson (actor and voice actor)
  • January 19 - Marsha Thomason (actress)
  • January 21 - Emma Bunton (singer-songwriter, actress, voice actress, presenter, and fashion designer)
  • January 31 - Paul Scheer (actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and podcaster)
  • February 3 - Isla Fisher (actress and voice actress)
  • February 9 - Charlie Day (actor, comedian, writer, and producer)
  • February 23 - Kelly Macdonald (actress and voice actress)
  • February 25 - Rashida Jones (actress, comic book author, screenwriter, and singer)
  • March 8 - Freddie Prinze Jr. (actor and voice actor)
  • March 14 - Corey Stoll (actor)
  • March 19 - Nicholas Stoller (screenwriter and director)
  • March 21 - Rachael MacFarlane (actress, voice actress, comedian, and singer)
  • March 22 - Reese Witherspoon (actress, producer, and entrepreneur)
  • March 23
    • Keri Russell (actress and dancer)
    • Bernardo De Paula (actor)
  • April 1
    • Troy Baker (voice actor and musician)
    • David Oyelowo (actor and producer)
  • April 2 - Aaron Lohr (actor and singer)
  • April 5 - Sterling K. Brown (actor and voice actor)
  • April 9 - Blayne Weaver (actor, voice actor, writer, director, and producer)
  • April 13 - Jonathan Brandis (actor, voice actor, director, and screenwriter)
  • April 17 - Jason J. Lewis (actor and voice actor)
  • April 18
    • Gavin Creel (actor, singer, songwriter, and producer)
    • Melissa Joan Hart (actress, director, producer, writer, singer, and businesswoman)
  • April 20 - Joey Lawrence (actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter, record producer, and TV host)
  • April 22 - Misty Lee (actress, voice actress, comedian, and magician)
  • April 23 - Gabriel Damon (actor and voice actor)
  • April 26 - Thurop Van Orman (cartoonist, animator, voice artist, television writer, producer, and director)
  • May 28 - Liam O'Brien (voice actor, writer, and voice director)
  • May 31 - Colin Farrell (actor)
  • June 19 - Ryan Hurst (actor)
  • June 21 - Dan Scanlon (director, producer, storyboard artist, screenwriter, and animator)
  • June 28 - Jason J. Lewis (actor and voice actor)
  • June 29 - Bret McKenzie (comedian, actor, Academy Award-winning musician, and producer)
  • July 5 - Jamie Elman (actor, voice actor, and comedian)
  • July 9 - Fred Savage (actor, voice actor, comedian, director, and producer)
  • July 10 - Adrian Grenier (actor, voice actor, producer, director, and musician)
  • July 15
    • Gabriel Iglesias (stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and voice actor)
    • Diane Kruger (actress and model)
  • July 19
    • Benedict Cumberbatch (actor)
    • Vinessa Shaw (actress)
  • July 21 - Jaime Murray (actress)
  • July 31 - Mela Lee (voice actress)
  • August 2 - Sam Worthington (actor)
  • August 6 - Soleil Moon Frye (actress, voice actress, director, and screenwriter)
  • August 11 - Will Friedle (actor, voice actor, and comedian)
  • August 26 - Mike Colter (actor)
  • August 27 - Sarah Chalke (actress and voice actress)
  • September 6
    • Naomie Harris (actress)
    • Robin Atkin Downes (actor and voice actor)
  • September 20
    • Jon Bernthal (actor)
    • Ryan Fleck (filmmaker)
  • October 9
    • Nick Swardson (actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and producer)
    • Sam Riegel (voice actor, screenwriter, director, and singer)
  • October 11 - Emily Deschanel (actress, television producer, and film producer)
  • October 20 - Dan Fogler (actor, stand-up comedian, director, producer, playwright, graphic novelist, and musician)
  • October 21 - Andrew Scott (actor and voice actor)
  • October 23
    • Ryan Reynolds (actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter)
    • Cat Deeley (television presenter, actress, singer, and model)
  • October 26 - Florence Kasumba (actress)
  • November 1 - Matt Chapman (animator, writer, and voice actor)
  • November 12 - Tevin Campbell (singer, songwriter, actor, and voice actor)
  • November 27 - Jaleel White (actor and voice actor)
  • November 28 - Ryan Kwanten (actor, voice actor, and producer)
  • November 29 - Chadwick Boseman † (actor, screenwriter, and playwright)
  • December 5 - Amy Acker (actress)
  • December 22 - Ryan Green (animator, story artist, and director)

Deaths[]

Artists joined[]

  • Tom Ferriter - Coordinating Animator on The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, and The Little Mermaid.
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