Chances are you didn't realize this, but today is the 20th anniversary of the opening of a Disney movie called The Mighty Ducks, which was released to audiences on October 2, 1992.
Chances are you DO know this, that the Disney movie -- starring Emilio Estevez as "a self-centered lawyer sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team" -- spawned two sequels and of course led to the creation of the Disney-owned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
The movie got middling reviews and grossed just $50 million at the box office, it still resonates today (although, I have to admit, I never saw the movie myself). Although the team was purchased from the Walt Disney Co. by Henry and Susan Samueli in 2007, the spirit of the old Mighty Ducks still lives on to this day. That iconic logo is still displayed on the Ducks' popular third jersey, and the memories of that movie, and its effect on fans' love for the Ducks and hockey, still lives on to this day.
On the Ducks Facebook page, we asked fans to share what that movie meant to them, and here are some of the best responses:
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