A few weeks ago, we dove into all the Disney things that happened in 1998. Well, it turns out 1998 wasn’t the only big year for Disney. Let’s face it: they’re pretty much all big years! But now it’s time to talk about another year that definitely stands out as a memorable one for us: 1994! Here all all the Disney things you may remember happening in 1994.
The Lion King was released.
And the words “no worries” will never be the same.
Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway.
Our favorite characters came to life. Not only did it open on Broadway …
… Beauty and the Beast took home the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, by Ann Hould-Ward!
The show was also nominated for: Best Musical, Best Performance By A Leading Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann), Best Performance By A Leading Actress in a Musical (Susan Egan), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Gary Beach), Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Lighting Design, and Best Direction of a Musical. That’s 9 nominations!
Blank Check and Angels in the Outfield were released.
Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait.
Tim Allen put on the suit and became the big guy.
That’s right. The Santa Clause was released in 1994, changing everything we thought we knew about Santa forever.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 22.
We’re screaming just thinking about it.
D2: The Mighty Ducks was also released.
As well as Iron Will, White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf, and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
Frank Wells and Adriana Caselotti (the voice of Snow White) became Disney Legends.
As did David Hand, Bill Cottrell, Jack Lindquist, Van France, Marvin Davis, Bill Martin, and Paul Smith.
In The Return of Jafar!
Did you remember all of these? Let us know in the comments!