Walt Disney anthology television series

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The Wonderful World of Disney
Wwod open.jpg
Opening title
GenreComedy
Drama
Musical
Animation
Variety
Presented byWalt Disney (1954–1966)
Michael Eisner (1986–1997)
Opening theme"When You Wish upon a Star"
"The Wonderful World of Color" (1961-1969)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons53
No. of episodes1,224
Production
Running time156–180 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelABC (1954–61, 1986-88, 1997-2008)
NBC (1961-81, 1988-90)
CBS (1981–83)
Disney Junior (2012–present)
Disney Channel (1983-1997)
Picture format480i (SD), 720p (HD)
Audio formatMono
5.1 Dolby Surround Sound
Original runOctober 27, 1954 (1954-10-27) – September 24, 1983 (first run)
February 2, 1986 – August 26, 1990 (second run)
September 28, 1997 – December 24, 2008 (third run)
March 23, 2012 – present (fourth run)
 
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The Wonderful World of Disney
Wwod open.jpg
Opening title
GenreComedy
Drama
Musical
Animation
Variety
Presented byWalt Disney (1954–1966)
Michael Eisner (1986–1997)
Opening theme"When You Wish upon a Star"
"The Wonderful World of Color" (1961-1969)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons53
No. of episodes1,224
Production
Running time156–180 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelABC (1954–61, 1986-88, 1997-2008)
NBC (1961-81, 1988-90)
CBS (1981–83)
Disney Junior (2012–present)
Disney Channel (1983-1997)
Picture format480i (SD), 720p (HD)
Audio formatMono
5.1 Dolby Surround Sound
Original runOctober 27, 1954 (1954-10-27) – September 24, 1983 (first run)
February 2, 1986 – August 26, 1990 (second run)
September 28, 1997 – December 24, 2008 (third run)
March 23, 2012 – present (fourth run)

Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954:

The original version of the series premiered on ABC, Wednesday night, October 27, 1954. The same basic show has since appeared on several networks, with its latest revival debuting in 2012 on Disney Junior.[1] The show is the second longest showing prime-time program on American television, behind its rival, Hallmark Hall of Fame (see List of longest-running U.S. primetime television series). However, Hallmark Hall of Fame was a weekly program only during its first five seasons, while Disney remained a weekly program for more than forty years.

Overview[edit]

Originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, the Disney series presented animated cartoons and other material (some original, some pre-existing) from the studio library. For many years, the show also featured one-hour edits of such then-recent Disney films as Alice in Wonderland, and in other cases, telecasts of complete Disney films split into two or more one-hour episodes.[2] Occasionally, a more educational segment, such as The Story of the Animated Drawing, would be featured.[3]

1950s[edit]

Although it was believed that Walt Disney was the very first significant film producer to venture into television, there were two established independent film producers that successfully ventured into television production, like Hal Roach and Jerry Fairbanks, before Disney. Disney wanted to produce a television show to finance the building of the Disneyland amusement park. After being turned down by both CBS and NBC, Disney eventually signed a deal with ABC (which had merged with United Paramount Theaters in 1953) on March 29, 1954.

The show spawned the Davy Crockett craze of 1955 with the three-episode series (not shown in consecutive weeks) about the historical American frontiersman, starring Fess Parker in the title role. Millions of dollars of merchandise were sold relating to the title character, and the theme song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett", was a hit record that year. Three historically based hour-long shows aired in late 1954/early 1955, and were followed up by two dramatized installments the following year. The TV episodes were edited into two theatrical films later on.

On July 17, 1955, the opening of Disneyland was covered on a live television special, Dateline: Disneyland,[2] which is not technically considered to be part of the series. It was hosted by Walt along with Bob Cummings, Art Linkletter and Ronald Reagan, and featured various other guests.[4]

In the fall of 1958, the series was re-titled Walt Disney Presents, and moved to Friday nights, but by 1960, it switched to Sunday nights, where it would remain for twenty-one years.

1960s and 1970s[edit]

Although the basic format remained the same, the series moved to NBC on September 24, 1961 to take advantage of that network's ability to broadcast in color.[2][5] In addition, Walt Disney's relationship with ABC had soured as the network resisted selling its stake in the theme park before doing so in 1960.[6] In a display of foresight, Disney had filmed many of the earlier shows in color, so they were able to be repeated on NBC, and since all but three of Disney's feature-length films were also made in color, they could now also be telecast in that format. (The three Disney black-and-white films were The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, and Son of Flubber, all family comedies starring Fred MacMurray.)

To emphasize the new feature, the series was re-dubbed "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", which premiered in September 1961,[7] and retained that moniker until 1969. The first NBC episode even dealt with the principles of color, as explained by a new character named Ludwig Von Drake (voiced by Paul Frees), a bumbling professor with a thick German accent, and uncle of Donald Duck. Von Drake was the first Disney character created specifically for television.

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color title sequence

Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966, twelve years after the anthology series premiered. While the broadcast three days after his death had a memorial tribute from NBC news anchor Chet Huntley with film and TV star Dick Van Dyke,[8] the intros Walt already filmed before his death continued to air for the rest of the season. After that, the studio decided that Walt's persona as host was such a key part of the show's appeal to viewers that the host segment was dropped. The series, retitled, '"The Wonderful World of Disney"', in September 1969, continued to get solid ratings, often in the Top 20, until the mid-1970s.

In 1976, Disney showed its hit 1961 film The Parent Trap on television for the first time, as a two-and-a-half-hour special. This was a major step in broadcasting for the studio, which had never shown one of its more popular films on television in a time slot longer than an hour (although they had shown their films Now You See Him, Now You Don't and Napoleon and Samantha respectively in a two-hour format in 1975).[9] They also began showing some of their multi-episode television programs, such as the 1963 Sammy The Way-Out Seal, as televised feature films on the anthology series. A slightly edited version of the Disney classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea made its television debut as a two-hour special on NBC in October 1976.[9] Several more Disney films, some of them not especially successful (such as Superdad, an outright flop) were also shown in two-hour formats on the program that year. But the multi-episode format for feature films was not discontinued; as late as 1981, films such as Pollyanna were still being shown on the Disney program in several installments a week apart.[9]

During the early 1970s, the show began to concentrate less and less on animated cartoons and dramatic or comedy films and began to place an emphasis on nature-oriented programs such as the True-Life Adventures.[9]

The show's continued ratings success in the post-Walt era came to an end in the 1975/76 season. At this time, Walt Disney Productions was facing a decline in fortunes due to falling box-office revenues, while NBC as a whole was slipping in the ratings as well. The show became even more dependent on airings of live-action theatrical features, its True-Life Adventures, reruns of older episodes, and cartoon compilations. Nothing from the Disney animated features canon aired except Alice in Wonderland and Dumbo. However, in an era when cable TV was in its infancy and VCRs did not exist, this was the only way to see Disney material that was not re-released to theaters. Additionally, in 1975, when CBS regained the broadcast rights to MGM's film The Wizard of Oz, it was scheduled opposite Disney, as it had been between 1960 and 1968. At that time, telecasts of that film were highly rated annual events which largely attracted the same family audience as the Disney series. From 1968 to 1975, when NBC owned the rights to Oz, (which it had bought from CBS in 1967) it usually pre-empted Disney to show it. However, the show's stiffest weekly competition came from CBS's newsmagazine 60 Minutes.

In 1975, an amendment to the Prime Time Access Rule gave the Sunday 7:00 p.m. ET slot back to the networks, allowing NBC to move Disney back a half-hour. It also allowed CBS to schedule 60 Minutes at 7:00 p.m. ET starting December 7; before this, 60 Minutes had been telecast at 6:00 p.m. ET and did not begin its seasons until after the NFL football season ended. Disney fell out of the Top 30 while 60 Minutes saw its ratings rise greatly. In September 1979, the studio agreed to the network's request for changes. The show shortened its name to "Disney's Wonderful World", updated the opening sequence with a computer-generated logo and disco-flavored theme song, but kept the format largely the same. After comparing the ratings strength of 60 Minutes to the continuing problems of this show; low ratings, less and less original material, and frequent[citation needed] pre-emptions, NBC cancelled Disney in 1981.

1980s[edit]

CBS picked up the program in the fall of 1981 [5] and moved it to Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. Despite more elaborate credits and yet another title—now simply, Walt Disney—the format remained unchanged. It lasted two years there, its end coinciding with the birth of The Disney Channel on cable TV. While ratings were a factor, the final decision to end the show came from then-company CEO E. Cardon Walker, who felt that having both the show and the new channel active would cannibalize each other.[10]

After the studio underwent a change in management, the series was revived on ABC after three years of absence from the airwaves, it appeared as a two-hour program beginning February 2, 1986,[5] under the title, The Disney Sunday Movies (in the summer, the series was temporarily titled Disney Summer Classics), with new CEO Michael Eisner hosting. Eisner was not the first choice. Many names were considered including Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Cary Grant (who was asked but turned it down), Tom Hanks (Eisner felt he was "too young" and turned him down),[10] Walter Cronkite, Roy E. Disney (who closely resembled his uncle), and even Mickey Mouse.[11] Eisner was persuaded to do it. He was not a performer, but after making a test video with his wife Jane and a member of his executive team (which required multiple takes), the studio believed he could do it. He hired Michael Kay, a director of political commercials for then-U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, to help him improve his on-camera performance.[11]

The Disney Sunday Movies offered more original programming and a larger selection of library films than the Disney program had in the last few years of its original run, including another animated canon entry, 1973's Robin Hood. However, it still faced heavy competition from CBS; not only from 60 Minutes but now from the top-rated Murder, She Wrote at 8:00 p.m. ET. In the fall of 1987, ABC cut the show down to an hour. It moved back to NBC in 1988 under the new title The Magical World of Disney, where the competition problems it faced on ABC remained unchanged. NBC cancelled the show in 1990, and the title was used as a Sunday night umbrella for movies and specials on The Disney Channel from then until 1997; Eisner continued to host. The old name of The Wonderful World of Disney was used throughout the early part of the decade on many network specials.

1990s and 2000s[edit]

The series was revived once again on ABC in 1997,[5] one year after Disney purchased ABC. Again called The Wonderful World of Disney, it ran on Sundays until 2003, when it moved to Saturday night; it continued in that time slot until 2008 (airing in the midseason of 2005/06 and the summers of 2007 and 2008). Since 2005, Disney features have been split between ABC, NBC, the Hallmark Channel, ABC Family, and Disney Channel Asia via separate broadcast rights deals. The show aired during the television midseason and/or the summer as an anthology series similar to Hallmark Hall of Fame with features such as the 2005 made-for-TV movie version of Once Upon a Mattress or commercial TV broadcasts of various films. The series finale aired Wednesday 8:00 p.m. ET on December 24, 2008, with a presentation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This incarnation is notable for replacing The ABC Sunday Night Movie when it was cancelled in 1998 but that program initially continued to air alongside TWWOD for the former's final season in 1997-98.

2010s[edit]

On March 23, 2012, the program was revived on the Disney Junior television network and was renamed The Magical World of Disney Junior.[1]

Reruns[edit]

Around the same time as the 1980s ABC and NBC incarnations aired, reruns of older Disney episodes, airing under the Wonderful World of Disney banner, were syndicated to local stations in the United States[12][13] as well as various International markets. In Australia, the show was broadcast on Network Seven, on Saturday Nights at 6:30pm, prior to being ended in 1994 due to the premiere of The Disney Channel on Optus Vision (later Foxtel), and Saturday Disney replacing the show as the Channel's Disney-based program.

Reruns of the shows were a staple of The Disney Channel for several years under the title Walt Disney Presents (which used the same title sequence as the 1980s CBS incarnation), when it was an outlet for vintage Disney cartoons, TV shows and movies, basically serving the same function that the anthology series served in the days before cable. The original opening titles were restored to the episodes in the late 1990s. When the channel purged all vintage material as of September 16, 2002,[14] this show went with it. However, a few select episodes can be found on VHS or DVD (some being exclusive to the Disney Movie Club), with the possibility of more being issued in the future.

Recently, live-action Disney films from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s have been telecast commercial-free, uncut and letterboxed on Turner Classic Movies.

All of the episodes and existing material used in the series through 1996 are listed in the book The Wonderful World of Disney Television, by Bill Cotter (Hyperion Books, 1997 ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.)

Format[edit]

The original format consisted of a balance of theatrical cartoons, live-action features, and informational material. Much of the original informational material was to create awareness for Disneyland. In spite of being essentially ads for the park, entertainment value was emphasized as well to make the shows palatable. Some informational shows were made to promote upcoming studio feature films such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Darby O'Gill and the Little People. Some programs focused on the art and technology of animation itself.

Later original programs consisted of dramatizations of other historical figures and legends along the lines of the Davy Crockett mini-series. These included a miniseries based on Daniel Boone (not the Fess Parker characterization), Texas John Slaughter, Elfego Baca, Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", and Kit Carson and the Mountain Man (1977), with Christopher Connelly as Kit Carson, Robert Reed as John C. Fremont, and Gregg Palmer as mountain man Jim Bridger.

Also included were nature and animal programs similar to the True-Life Adventures released in theatres, as well as various dramatic installments which were either one part or two, but sometimes more.

Each week, from its inception until the show went to NBC in 1961, the opening titles showed the entrance to Disneyland itself, as well as the four main sections of Disneyland: Fantasy Land, Frontier Land, Adventure Land, and Tomorrow Land. Then, one of these lands was identified as the main feature of that evening's program. Naturally "Davy Crockett" and other pioneers of the Old West, and American History generally, appeared in "Frontier Land". Similarly, "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" might be the focus of an evening spent in "Adventure Land". But it was also possible to present a documentary on "The Making of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" as a topic for "Adventure Land", including only snippets from the actual film. Topics for "Fantasy Land" could include actual cartoons, and animated films, as well as documentaries on "The Making of ...", such as behind-the-scenes presentation of Peggy Lee singing the duet of the wicked Siamese cats in "Lady and the Tramp", or the barbershop quartet of lost dogs in the municipal Dog Pound. This might also include snippets from a "True-Life Adventure" documentary on the life and works of beavers and their dam-building. The use of stroboscopic stop-action photography, such as investigating what really happened when a rain-drop fell in a puddle, might appear, as part of a "Fantasy Land" episode, explaining the techniques of cartoon animation. The multi-plane camera used to create the three-dimensional effects of "Bambi" was another "Fantasy Land" topic. In one episode, four different artists were given the task of drawing the same tree.[citation needed] Each artist used his own preferred ways of drawing, and of imagining a tree.[citation needed] This led to cartoon examples of differently animated trees, as in some of the early "Silly Symphonies", and later full-length animated films. "Tomorrow Land" was an opportunity for the Disney Studio staff to present cutting-edge science and technology, and to predict possible futures, such as futuristic automobiles, and highways.

This format remained basically unchanged through the 1980s, though new material was scarce in later years.

When the show was revived in 1986, the format was similar to a movie-of-the-week, with family-oriented TV movies from the studio making up much of the material. Theatrical films were also shown, but with the advent of cable television and home video, they were not as popular. The 1997 revival followed this format as well, with rare exceptions. A miniseries entitled Little House on the Prairie ran for several weeks under the TWWOD banner. Incidentally, this ABC revival included some non-Disney family films under the banner, such as 20th Century Fox's The Sound of Music and Warner Bros.' Harry Potter films, as well as television films such as Princess of Thieves from Granada Productions, and the 2001 remake of Brian's Song from Sony Pictures Television.

Theme music[edit]

The series has numerous theme songs, most frequently using various arrangements of "When You Wish upon a Star" from the film Pinocchio. From 1961 to 1969, an original song was used, "The Wonderful World of Color," written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and composed by Buddy Baker. This song emphasized the use of color with its lyrics. From 1969 to 1979, The Wonderful World of Disney used an orchestral medley of various Disney songs.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1954-1955)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Disneyland StoryOctober 27, 1954
2Alice in WonderlandNovember 3, 1954
3Prairie / Seal IslandNovember 10, 1954
4The Donald Duck StoryNovember 17, 1954
5So Dear to My HeartNovember 24, 1954
6A Story of DogsDecember 1, 1954
7Operation UnderseaDecember 8, 1954
8Davy Crockett: Indian FighterDecember 15, 1954
9A Present for DonaldDecember 22, 1954
10Beaver Valley / Cameras in AfricaDecember 29, 1954
11Treasure IslandJanuary 5, 1955
12January 12, 1955
13Monsters of the DeepJanuary 19, 1955
14Davy Crockett Goes to CongressJanuary 26, 1955
15The Wind in the WillowsFebruary 2, 1955
16A Progress Report / Nature's Half AcreFebruary 9, 1955
17Cavalcade of SongsFebruary 16, 1955
18Davy Crockett at the AlamoFebruary 23, 1955
19From Aesop to Hans Christian AndersenMarch 2, 1955
20Man in SpaceMarch 9, 1955
21The Pre-Opening Report from DisneylandJuly 13, 1955

Season 2 (1955-1956)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1DumboSeptember 14, 1955
2Behind the True-Life CamerasSeptember 21, 1955
3Jiminy Cricket Presents BongoSeptember 28, 1955
4People and Places - Tiburon, Sardinia, Morocco / IcebreakersOctober 5, 1955
5The Adventures of Mickey MouseOctober 12, 1955
6The Story of the Silly SymphonyOctober 19, 1955
7The Legend of Sleepy HollowOctober 26, 1955
8The Story of Robin HoodNovember 2, 1955
9November 9, 1955
10Davy Crockett's Keelboat RaceNovember 16, 1955
11The Story of the Animated DrawingNovember 30, 1955
12The Goofy Success StoryDecember 7, 1955
13Davy Crockett and the River PiratesDecember 14, 1955
14Man and the MoonDecember 28, 1955
15When Knighthood Was in FlowerJanuary 4, 1956
16January 11, 1956
17A Tribute to Joel Chandler HarrisJanuary 18, 1956
18A Day in the Life of Donald DuckFebruary 1, 1956
19Survival in NatureFebruary 8, 1956
20Our Unsung VillainsFebruary 15, 1956
21A Trip Thru Adventureland / Water BirdsFebruary 29, 1956
22On VacationMarch 7, 1956
23Stormy the ThoroughbredMarch 14, 1956
24The Goofy Sports ShowMarch 21, 1956
25Where Do the Stories Come From?April 4, 1956
26Behind the Scenes with Fess ParkerMay 30, 1956

Season 3 (1956-1957)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Antarctica - Past and PresentSeptember 12, 1956
2The Great Cat FamilySeptember 19, 1956
3Searching for Nature's MysteriesSeptember 26, 1956
4Rob RoyOctober 3, 1956
5October 10, 1956
6Goofy's Cavalcade of SportsOctober 17, 1956
7Behind the Cameras at Lapland / Alaskan EskimoOctober 24, 1956
8The Plausible ImpossibleOctober 31, 1956
9Cameras in Samoa / The Holland StoryNovember 7, 1956
10Along the Oregon TrailNovember 14, 1956
11At Home with Donald DuckNovember 21, 1956
12Pluto's DayDecember 12, 1956
13Your Host, Donald DuckJanuary 16, 1957
14Our Friend, the AtomJanuary 23, 1957
15All About MagicJanuary 30, 1957
16Tricks of Our TradeFebruary 13, 1957
17The Crisler Story / Prowlers of the EvergladesFebruary 27, 1957
18Man in FlightMarch 6, 1957
19The Adventure StoryMarch 20, 1957
20Donald's AwardMarch 27, 1957
21Disneyland, the Park / Pecos BillApril 3, 1957
22People of the DesertApril 10, 1957
23More About the Silly SymphoniesApril 17, 1957
24The Yellowstone Story / Bear CountryMay 1, 1957
25The Liberty StoryMay 29, 1957
26Antarctica - Operation Deep FreezeJune 5, 1957

Season 4 (1957-1958)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Fourth Anniversary ShowSeptember 11, 1957
2Four Fabulous CharactersSeptember 18, 1957
3Adventure in Wildwood HeartSeptember 25, 1957
4Andy's InitiationOctober 2, 1957
5Andy's First ChoiceOctober 9, 1957
6Andy's Love AffairOctober 16, 1957
7Duck for HireOctober 23, 1957
8Adventures in FantasyNovember 6, 1957
9To the South Pole for ScienceNovember 13, 1957
10The Best Doggoned Dog in the WorldNovember 20, 1957
11How to RelaxNovember 27, 1957
12Mars and BeyondDecember 4, 1957
13The Horse of the WestDecember 11, 1957
14Faraway Places - High, Hot and WetJanuary 1, 1958
15Saludos AmigosJanuary 8, 1958
16Donald's WeekendJanuary 15, 1958
17The Littlest OutlawJanuary 22, 1958
18January 29, 1958
19The Land of EnemiesFebruary 26, 1958
20White Man's MedicineMarch 5, 1958
21The Big CouncilMarch 12, 1958
22Magic and MusicMarch 19, 1958
23An Adventure in the Magic KingdomApril 9, 1958
24Four Tales of a MouseApril 16, 1958
25An Adventure in ArtApril 30, 1958
26Magic Highway, U.S.A.May 14, 1958

Season 5 (1958-1959)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Nine Lives of Elfego BacaOctober 3, 1958
2The Pigeon That Worked a MiracleOctober 10, 1958
3Four Down and Five Lives to GoOctober 17, 1958
4Rusty and the FalconOctober 24, 1958
5Texas John SlaughterOctober 31, 1958
6His Majesty, King of the BeastsNovember 7, 1958
7Ambush at LaredoNovember 14, 1958
8Johnny Tremain (Part 1)November 21, 1958
9Lawman or GunmanNovember 28, 1958
10Johnny Tremain (Part 2)December 5, 1958
11Law and Order, IncorporatedDecember 12, 1958
12From All of Us to All of YouDecember 19, 1958
13Killers from KansasJanuary 9, 1959
14NoikJanuary 16, 1959
15Showdown at SandovalJanuary 23, 1959
16The Peter Tchaikovsky StoryJanuary 30, 1959
17Attorney at LawFebruary 6, 1959
18Duck Flies CoopFebruary 13, 1959
19The Griswold MurderFebruary 20, 1959
20The Adventures of Chip 'N DaleFebruary 27, 1959
21The Man from Bitter CreekMarch 6, 1959
22Highway to TroubleMarch 13, 1959
23The Slaughter TrailMarch 20, 1959
24Toot, Whistle, Plunk and BoomMarch 27, 1959
25The Wetback HoundApril 24, 1959
26I Captured the King of the LeprechaunsMay 29, 1959

Season 6 (1959-1960)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Moochie of the Little LeagueOctober 2, 1959
2October 9, 1959
3Killers of the High CountryOctober 16, 1959
4The Birth of the Swamp FoxOctober 23, 1959
5Brother Against BrotherOctober 30, 1959
6Perilous AssignmentNovember 6, 1959
7Move Along, MustangersNovember 13, 1959
8Mustang Man, Mustang MaidNovember 20, 1959
9A Storm Called MariaNovember 27, 1959
10The Robber StallionDecember 4, 1959
11Wild Horse RevengeDecember 11, 1959
12Range War at TombstoneDecember 18, 1959
13Tory VengeanceJanuary 1, 1960
14Day of ReckoningJanuary 8, 1960
15Redcoat StrategyJanuary 15, 1960
16A Case of TreasonJanuary 22, 1960
17Wild Burro of the WestJanuary 29, 1960
18Two Happy AmigosFebruary 5, 1960
19Desperado from TombstoneFebruary 12, 1960
20Apache FriendshipFebruary 19, 1960
21Kentucky GunslickFebruary 26, 1960
22Geronimo's RevengeMarch 4, 1960
23This Is Your Life, Donald DuckMarch 11, 1960
24Friendly Enemies at LawMarch 18, 1960
25Gus Tomlin is DeadMarch 25, 1960
26The Mad Hermit of Chimney BruteApril 1, 1960

Season 7 (1960-1961)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Rapids Ahead / Bear CountryOctober 16, 1960
2El BandidoOctober 30, 1960
3Adios El CuchilloNovember 6, 1960
4Donald's Silver AnniversaryNovember 13, 1960
5Moochie of Pop Warner FootballNovember 20, 1960
6November 27, 1960
7The Warrior's PathDecember 4, 1960
8And Chase the BuffaloDecember 11, 1960
9Escape to Paradise / Water BirdsDecember 18, 1960
10The Postponed WeddingJanuary 1, 1961
11A Woman's CourageJanuary 8, 1961
12Horses for GreeneJanuary 15, 1961
13A Salute to FatherJanuary 22, 1961
14End of the TrailJanuary 29, 1961
15A Holster Full of LawFebruary 5, 1961
16Westward Ho the Wagons!February 19, 1961
17February 26, 1961
18The Coyote's LamentMarch 5, 1961
19The Wilderness RoadMarch 12, 1961
20The Promised LandMarch 19, 1961
21Man in Flight IIMarch 26, 1961
22Auld AcquaintanceApril 2, 1961
23Battle for SurvivalApril 9, 1961
24Trip to TucsonApril 16, 1961
25Frank Clell's in TownApril 23, 1961
26Flash, the Teenage OtterApril 30, 1961
27Andrew's RaidersMay 7, 1961
28May 14, 1961
29Wonders of the Water WorldsMay 21, 1961
30Disneyland '61 / Olympic ElkMay 28, 1961
31The Titlemakers / Nature's Half AcreJune 11, 1961

Season 8 (1961-1962)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1An Adventure in Color / Donald in Mathmagic LandSeptember 24, 1961
2The HorsemastersOctober 1, 1961
3October 8, 1961
4Chico, the Mismatched CoyoteOctober 15, 1961
5The Hunting InstinctOctober 22, 1961
6Inside Donald DuckNovember 5, 1961
7The Light in the ForestNovember 12, 1961
8November 19, 1961
9Holiday for Henpecked HusbandsNovember 26, 1961
10A Fire Called JeremiahDecember 3, 1961
11Kids Is KidsDecember 10, 1961
12Backstage PartyDecember 17, 1961
13Hans Brinker, or the Silver SkatesJanuary 7, 1962
14January 14, 1962
15Sancho, the Homing SteerJanuary 21, 1962
16January 28, 1962
17Fantasy on SkisFebruary 4, 1962
18ComanchoFebruary 18, 1962
19February 25, 1962
20Carnival TimeMarch 4, 1962
21The Prince and the PauperMarch 11, 1962
22March 18, 1962
23March 25, 1962
24Spy in the SkyApril 1, 1962
25Von Drake in SpainApril 8, 1962
26Disneyland After DarkApril 15, 1962

Season 9 (1962-1963)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Golden Horseshoe RevueSeptember 23, 1962
2Escapade in FlorenceSeptember 30, 1962
3October 7, 1962
4The Silver Fox and Sam DavenportOctober 14, 1962
5Man Is His Own Worst EnemyOctober 21, 1962
6Sammy, the Way-Out SealOctober 28, 1962
7November 4, 1962
8The Magnificent RebelNovember 18, 1962
9November 25, 1962
10The MooncussersDecember 2, 1962
11December 9, 1962
12Hurricane HannahDecember 16, 1962
13Holiday Time at DisneylandDecember 23, 1962
14Three Tall TalesJanuary 6, 1963
15Little Dog LostJanuary 13, 1963
16Johnny ShilohJanuary 20, 1963
17January 27, 1963
18Greta, the Misfit GreyhoundFebruary 3, 1963
19Inside Outer SpaceFebruary 10, 1963
20Banner in the SkyFebruary 17, 1963
21February 24, 1963
22A Square Peg in a Round HoleMarch 3, 1963
23The Horse With the Flying TaleMarch 10, 1963
24KidnappedMarch 17, 1963
25March 24, 1963

Season 10 (1963-1964)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Horse Without a HeadSeptember 29, 1963
2October 6, 1963
3Fly With Von DrakeOctober 13, 1963
4The Wahoo BobcatOctober 20, 1963
5The Waltz KingOctober 27, 1963
6November 3, 1963
7The Truth About Mother GooseNovember 17, 1963
8PollyannaDecember 1, 1963
9December 8, 1963
10December 15, 1963
11From All of Us to All of You #2December 22, 1963
12The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway DogJanuary 5, 1964
13January 12, 1964
14Mediterranean CruiseJanuary 19, 1964
15Bristle FaceJanuary 26, 1964
16February 2, 1964
17The Scarecrow of Romney MarshFebruary 9, 1964
18February 16, 1964
19February 23, 1964
20The Legend of Two Gypsy DogsMarch 1, 1964
21For the Love of WilladeanMarch 8, 1964
22March 15, 1964
23In Shape With Von DrakeMarch 22, 1964
24Greyfriars BobbyMarch 29, 1964
25April 5, 1964
26Jungle CatApril 12, 1964
27Disneyland Goes to the World's FairMay 17, 1964

Season 11 (1964-1965)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Hound That Thought He Was a RaccoonSeptember 20, 1964
2Nikki, Wild Dog of the NorthSeptember 27, 1964
3October 4, 1964
4A Rag, a Bone, a Box of JunkOctober 11, 1964
5The TenderfootOctober 18, 1964
6October 25, 1964
7November 1, 1964
8One Day at Teton MarshNovember 8, 1964
9Ben and Me / Peter and the WolfNovember 15, 1964
10Toby TylerNovember 22, 1964
11November 29, 1964
12Big RedDecember 6, 1964
13December 13, 1964
14Disneyland's 10th AnniversaryJanuary 3, 1965
15Ida, the Offbeat EagleJanuary 10, 1965
16GallegherJanuary 24, 1965
17January 31, 1965
18February 7, 1965
19An Otter in the FamilyFebruary 21, 1965
20Almost AngelsFebruary 28, 1965
21March 7, 1965
22Kilroy IMarch 14, 1965
23Kilroy IIMarch 21, 1965
24Kilroy IIIMarch 28, 1965
25Kilroy IVApril 4, 1965

Season 12 (1965-1966)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Yellowstone CubsSeptember 19, 1965
2A Case of MurderSeptember 26, 1965
3The Big SwindleOctober 3, 1965
4The Daily Press vs. City HallOctober 10, 1965
5Flight of the White StallionsOctober 17, 1965
6October 24, 1965
7Minado the WolverineNovember 7, 1965
8The Three Lives of ThomasinaNovember 14, 1965
9November 21, 1965
10November 28, 1965
11Summer MagicDecember 5, 1965
12December 12, 1965
13A Country Coyote Goes HollywoodDecember 19, 1965
14Moon PilotJanuary 16, 1966
15January 23, 1966
16Music for EverybodyJanuary 30, 1966
17The Legend of Young Dick TurpinFebruary 13, 1966
18February 20, 1966
19BallerinaFebruary 27, 1966
20March 6, 1966
21Run, Light Buck, RunMarch 13, 1966
22A Tiger WalksMarch 20, 1966
23March 27, 1966
24Concho, the Coyote Who Wasn'tApril 10, 1966

Season 13 (1966-1967)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Emil and the DetectivesSeptember 11, 1966
2September 18, 1966
3The Legend of El BlancoSeptember 25, 1966
4Savage SamOctober 2, 1966
5October 9, 1966
6The 101 Problems of HerculesOctober 16, 1966
7Showdown with the Sundown KidOctober 23, 1966
8Crusading ReporterOctober 30, 1966
9A Ranger's Guide to NatureNovember 13, 1966
10The Moon-SpinnersNovember 20, 1966
11November 27, 1966
12December 4, 1966
13Joker, the Amiable OcelotDecember 11, 1966
14Disneyland Around the SeasonsDecember 18, 1966
15Willie and the YankJanuary 8, 1967
16January 15, 1967
17January 22, 1967
18Tragedy on the TrailJanuary 29, 1967
19Trial by TerrorFebruary 5, 1967
20The Boy Who Flew with CondorsFebruary 19, 1967
21Atta Girl, Kelly!March 5, 1967
22March 12, 1967
23March 19, 1967
24Man on WheelsMarch 26, 1967
25A Salute to AlaskaApril 2, 1967

Season 14 (1967-1968)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Tattooed Police HorseSeptember 10, 1967
2The Not So Lonely Lighthouse KeeperSeptember 17, 1967
3How the West Was LostSeptember 24, 1967
4The Fighting Prince of DonegalOctober 1, 1967
5October 8, 1967
6October 15, 1967
7Run, Appaloosa, RunOctober 22, 1967
8One Day at Beetle RockNovember 19, 1967
9The Monkey's UncleNovember 26, 1967
10December 3, 1967
11A Boy Called Nuthin'December 10, 1967
12December 17, 1967
13From All of Us to All of You #3December 24, 1967
14Way Down CellarJanuary 7, 1968
15January 14, 1968
16Disneyland: From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the World of TomorrowJanuary 21, 1968
17Pablo and the Dancing ChihuahuaJanuary 28, 1968
18February 4, 1968
19My Family Is a MenagerieFebruary 11, 1968
20The Young LonerFebruary 25, 1968
21March 3, 1968
22Wild HeartMarch 10, 1968
23The Ranger of BrownstoneMarch 17, 1968
24The Mystery of Edward SimsMarch 31, 1968
25April 7, 1968
26Ten Who DaredApril 14, 1968
27Nature's Charter ToursApril 21, 1968

Season 15 (1968-1969)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Legend of the Boy and the EagleSeptember 15, 1968
2Boomerang, Dog of Many TalentsSeptember 22, 1968
3September 29, 1968
4Pacifically PeekingOctober 6, 1968
5Brimstone, the Amish HorseOctober 27, 1968
6The Ugly DachshundNovember 3, 1968
7November 10, 1968
8The Treasure of San Bosco ReefNovember 24, 1968
9December 1, 1968
10The Owl That Didn't Give a HootDecember 15, 1968
11The Mickey Mouse Anniversary ShowDecember 22, 1968
12Solomon, the Sea TurtleJanuary 5, 1969
13Those CallowaysJanuary 12, 1969
14January 19, 1969
15January 26, 1969
16Pancho, the Fastest Paw in the WestFebruary 2, 1969
17The Secret of Boyne CastleFebruary 9, 1969
18February 16, 1969
19February 23, 1969
20Nature's Better Built HomesMarch 2, 1969
21Ride a Northbound HorseMarch 16, 1969
22March 23, 1969

Season 16 (1969-1970)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Wild Geese CallingSeptember 14, 1969
2My Dog, the ThiefSeptember 21, 1969
3September 28, 1969
4The Feather FarmOctober 26, 1969
5Charlie, the Lonesome CougarNovember 2, 1969
6November 9, 1969
7Varda, the Peregine FalconNovember 16, 1969
8Secrets of the Pirates' InnNovember 23, 1969
9November 30, 1969
10Inky the CrowDecember 7, 1969
11Babes in ToylandDecember 21, 1969
12December 28, 1969
13Bon Voyage!January 11, 1970
14January 18, 1970
15January 25, 1970
16SmokeFebruary 1, 1970
17February 8, 1970
18Menace on the MountainMarch 1, 1970
19March 8, 1970
20Disneyland ShowtimeMarch 22, 1970
21Nature's Strangest OddballsMarch 29, 1970

Season 17 (1970-1971)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Christobalito, the Calypso ColtSeptember 13, 1970
2The Boy Who Stole the ElephantSeptember 20, 1970
3September 27, 1970
4The Wacky Zoo of Morgan CityOctober 18, 1970
5October 25, 1970
6Snow BearNovember 1, 1970
7November 8, 1970
8Monkeys, Go Home!November 15, 1970
9November 22, 1970
10Hang Your Hat on the WindNovember 29, 1970
11It's Tough to Be a BirdDecember 13, 1970
12From All of Us to All of You #4December 20, 1970
13Three Without FearJanuary 3, 1971
14January 10, 1971
15The Adventures of Bullwhip GriffinJanuary 17, 1971
16January 24, 1971
17January 31, 1971
18Bayou BayFebruary 7, 1971
19February 14, 1971
20Hamad and the PiratesMarch 7, 1971
21March 14, 1971

Season 18 (1971-1972)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Charlie Crawfoot and the Coati MundiSeptember 19, 1971
2HacksawSeptember 26, 1971
3October 3, 1971
4The Strange Monster of Strawberry CoveOctober 31, 1971
5November 7, 1971
6The Horse in the Gray Flannel SuitNovember 14, 1971
7November 21, 1971
8Lefty, the Dingaling LynxNovember 28, 1971
9Disney on ParadeDecember 19, 1971
10Mountain BornJanuary 9, 1972
11The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family BandJanuary 23, 1972
12January 30, 1972
13Justin Morgan Had a HorseFebruary 6, 1972
14February 13, 1972
15The City FoxFebruary 20, 1972
16Change, Guardian of the Mayan TreasureMarch 19, 1972
17Michael O'Hara the FourthMarch 26, 1972
18April 2, 1972
19Dad, Can I Borrow the Car?April 9, 1972

Season 19 (1972-1973)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Computer Wore Tennis ShoesSeptember 17, 1972
2September 24, 1972
3The Nashville CoyoteOctober 1, 1972
4The High Flying SpyOctober 22, 1972
5October 29, 1972
6November 5, 1972
7Nosey, the Sweetest Skunk in the WestNovember 19, 1972
8Chandar, the Black Leopard of CeylonNovember 26, 1972
9December 3, 1972
10Salty, the Hijacked Harbor SealDecember 17, 1972
11The Mystery of Dracula's CastleJanuary 7, 1973
12January 14, 1973
13Fifty Happy YearsJanuary 21, 1973
14RascalFebruary 11, 1973
15February 18, 1973
16Chester, Yesterday's HorseMarch 4, 1973
17The Little Shepherd Dog of CatalinaMarch 11, 1973
18The Boy and the Bronc BusterMarch 18, 1973
19March 25, 1973
20Call It CourageApril 1, 1973

Season 20 (1973-1974)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Barefoot ExecutiveSeptember 16, 1973
2September 23, 1973
3Fire on Kelly IslandSeptember 30, 1973
4MustangOctober 7, 1973
5October 21, 1973
6King of the GrizzliesOctober 27, 1973
7November 4, 1973
8Run, Cougar, RunNovember 25, 1973
9December 2, 1973
10The Proud Bird from ShanghaiDecember 16, 1973
11From All of Us to All of You #5December 23, 1973
12The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at RivertonJanuary 6, 1974
13January 13, 1974
14HogwildJanuary 20, 1974
15January 27, 1974
16Carlo, the Sierra CoyoteFebruary 3, 1974
17Ringo, the Refugee RaccoonMarch 3, 1974
18Diamonds on WheelsMarch 10, 1974
19March 17, 1974
20March 24, 1974
21The Magic of Walt Disney WorldMarch 31, 1974

Season 21 (1974-1975)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Million Dollar DuckSeptember 15, 1974
2September 22, 1974
3Shokee, the Everglades PantherSeptember 29, 1974
4Return of the Big CatOctober 6, 1974
5October 13, 1974
6Two Against the ArcticOctober 20, 1974
7October 27, 1974
8Adventure in Satan's CanyonNovember 3, 1974
9Runaway on the Rogue RiverDecember 1, 1974
10Stub, the Best Cow Dog in the WestDecember 8, 1974
11The Sky's the LimitJanuary 19, 1975
12January 26, 1975
13The Wild CountryFebruary 23, 1975
14March 2, 1975
15The Footloose GooseMarch 9, 1975
16Deacon, the High Noon DogMarch 16, 1975
17Welcome to the "World"March 23, 1975

Season 22 (1975-1976)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Boy Who Talked to BadgersSeptember 14, 1975
2September 21, 1975
3The Outlaw Cats of Colossal CaveSeptember 28, 1975
4The Secret of the PondOctober 5, 1975
5October 12, 1975
6Seems There Was This MouseOctober 19, 1975
7Now You See Him, Now You Don'tOctober 26, 1975
8Napoleon and SamanthaNovember 2, 1975
9Twister, Bull from the SkyJanuary 4, 1976
10The Whiz Kid and the Carnival CaperJanuary 11, 1976
11January 18, 1976
12The Bears and IFebruary 1, 1976
13February 8, 1976
14SuperdadFebruary 15, 1976
15The Survival of Sam the PelicanFebruary 29, 1976
16The Flight of the Grey WolfMarch 14, 1976
17March 21, 1976
18The Parent TrapMay 16, 1976
19Superstar GoofyJuly 25, 1976

Season 23 (1976-1977)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1One Little IndianSeptember 26, 1976
2October 3, 1976
3The Biscuit EaterOctober 10, 1976
4October 17, 1976
520,000 Leagues Under the SeaOctober 24, 1976
6The Secret of Old Glory MineOctober 31, 1976
7The Apple Dumpling GangNovember 14, 1976
8Disney's Greatest Dog StarsNovember 28, 1976
9The Golden DogJanuary 2, 1977
10Kit Carson and the Mountain MenJanuary 9, 1977
11January 16, 1977
12Barry of the Great St. BernardJanuary 30, 1977
13February 6, 1977
14Go West, Young DogFebruary 20, 1977
15The Strongest Man in the WorldFebruary 27, 1977
16The Ghost of Cypress SwampMarch 13, 1977
17The Track of the African BongoApril 3, 1977
18April 10, 1977
19The Castaway CowboyMay 8, 1977
20Disney's Greatest VillainsMay 15, 1977
21Bluegrass SpecialMay 22, 1977

Season 24 (1977-1978)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1GusSeptember 18, 1977
2Treasure of MatecumbeOctober 2, 1977
3Charley and the AngelOctober 16, 1977
4The Incredible JourneyOctober 23, 1977
5Halloween Hall O' FameOctober 30, 1977
6The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney WorldNovember 20, 1977
7From All of Us to All of You #6December 25, 1977
8Three on the RunJanuary 8, 1978
9Journey to the Valley of the EmuJanuary 22, 1978
10The Shaggy DogJanuary 29, 1978
11The Million Dollar Dixie DeliveranceFebruary 5, 1978
12Race for SurvivalMarch 5, 1978
13Trail of DangerMarch 12, 1978
14March 19, 1978
15Mixed NutsMarch 26, 1978
16Child of GlassMay 14, 1978
17The Young RunawaysMay 28, 1978
18A Tail of Two CrittersJune 4, 1978

Season 25 (1978-1979)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of The Wonderful World of DisneySeptember 17, 1978
2The Shaggy D.A.September 24, 1978
3In Search of the CastawaysOctober 1, 1978
4October 8, 1978
5The Gnome-MobileOctober 29, 1978
6November 5, 1978
7The BoatniksNovember 12, 1978
8Mickey's 50November 19, 1978
9Christmas at Walt Disney WorldDecember 10, 1978
10Donovan's KidJanuary 7, 1979
11January 14, 1979
12Shadow of FearJanuary 28, 1979
13February 4, 1979
14Ride a Wild PonyFebruary 11, 1979
15February 18, 1979
16Never a Dull MomentMarch 4, 1979
17The Omega ConnectionMarch 18, 1979
18Born to RunMarch 25, 1979
19April 1, 1979
20The Sky TrapMay 13, 1979

Season 26 (1979-1980)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Absent-Minded ProfessorSeptember 9, 1979
2September 16, 1979
3The Love BugSeptember 23, 1979
4Baseball FeverOctober 14, 1979
5Major EffectsDecember 16, 1979
6From All of Us to All of You #7December 23, 1979
7That Darn Cat!January 13, 1980
8Mickey's Greatest AdventuresJanuary 20, 1980
9Donald's Valentine's Day SaluteFebruary 10, 1980
10Escape to Witch MountainFebruary 17, 1980
11The Kids Who Knew Too MuchMarch 9, 1980
12Son of FlubberMarch 16, 1980
13Disney's Oscar WinnersApril 13, 1980
14The Sultan and the Rock StarApril 20, 1980
15The Secret of Lost ValleyApril 27, 1980
16May 5, 1980
17Misadventures of Chip 'N DaleJuly 27, 1980

Season 27 (1980-1981)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Disneyland's 25th Anniversary ShowSeptember 14, 1980
2Old YellerNovember 9, 1980
3November 16, 1980
4The Mouseketeer ReunionNovember 23, 1980
5The Ghosts of Buxley HallDecember 21, 1980
6January 4, 1981
7LeftyApril 19, 1981
8Disney Animation: The Illusion of LifeApril 26, 1981
9Follow Me, Boys!August 2, 1981
10August 16, 1981

Season 28 (1981-1982)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Love BugSeptember 26, 1981
2October 3, 1981
3Herbie Rides AgainOctober 10, 1981
4October 17, 1981
5A Disney HalloweenOctober 24, 1981
6The Last Flight of Noah's ArkOctober 31, 1981
7November 7, 1981
8A Disney StorybookNovember 14, 1981
9November 21, 1981
10The Cherokee TrailNovember 28, 1981
11A Magical Disney ChristmasDecember 5, 1981
12Walt Disney: One Man's DreamDecember 12, 1981
13Man's Hunting InstinctJanuary 2, 1982
14Tales of the Apple Dumpling GangJanuary 16, 1982
15Donald and José, Olé!January 23, 1982
16The Cat from Outer SpaceJanuary 30, 1982
17February 6, 1982
18A Disney ValentineFebruary 13, 1982
19Beyond Witch MountainFebruary 20, 1982
20The Spaceman and King ArthurFebruary 27, 1982
21March 6, 1982
22The Adventures of PolyannaApril 10, 1982
23A Disney VacationMay 1, 1982
24Pluto and His FriendsJuly 31, 1982

Season 29 (1982-1983)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides AgainSeptember 25, 1982
2October 2, 1982
3Freaky FridayOctober 9, 1982
4October 16, 1982
5EPCOT Center: The Opening CelebrationOctober 23, 1982
6Disney's Halloween TreatOctober 30, 1982
7No Deposit, No ReturnNovember 6, 1982
8November 13, 1982
9Blackbeard's GhostNovember 20, 1982
10November 27, 1982
11A Disney Christmas GiftDecember 4, 1982
12Winnie the Pooh and FriendsDecember 11, 1982
13Walt Disney's Mickey and DonaldJanuary 1, 1983
14The World's Greatest AthleteJanuary 4, 1983
15January 11, 1983
16Ferdinand the Bull and MickeyJanuary 18, 1983
17A Valentine from DisneyFebruary 8, 1983
18Mickey and Donald Kidding AroundMay 3, 1983

Season 30 (1986)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Help Wanted: KidsFebruary 2, 1986
2Time FlyerFebruary 9, 1986
3The Electric KnightFebruary 16, 1986
42 1/2 DadsFebruary 16, 1986
5The Girl Who Spelled FreedomFebruary 23, 1986
6The UndergradsMarch 2, 1986
7The Richest Cat in the WorldMarch 9, 1986
8Disney Goes to the OscarsMarch 23, 1986
9I-ManApril 6, 1986
10A Fighting ChoiceApril 13, 1986
11Mr. BoogedyApril 20, 1986
12Robin HoodApril 27, 1986
13Young AgainMay 11, 1986
14The Deacon Street DeerMay 18, 1986
15FuzzbucketMay 18, 1986
16CasebustersMay 25, 1986
17My TownMay 25, 1986
18CandleshoeJune 22, 1986

Season 31 (1986-1987)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Pete's DragonSeptember 21, 1986
2Hero in the FamilySeptember 28, 1986
3Little SpiesOctober 5, 1986
4The B.R.A.T. PeopleOctober 26, 1986
5Ask MaxNovember 2, 1986
6Walt Disney World's 15th Anniversary CelebrationNovember 9, 1986
7The LeftoversNovember 16, 1986
8The Thanksgiving PromiseNovember 23, 1986
9Sunday DriveNovember 30, 1986
10Swiss Family RobinsonDecember 7, 1986
11The Christmas StarDecember 14, 1986
12Tiger Town / Star ToursDecember 28, 1986
13Herbie Goes BananasJanuary 11, 1987
14Great Moments in Disney AfternoonJanuary 18, 1987
15Double SwitchJanuary 25, 1987
16You Ruined My LifeFebruary 1, 1987
17The LiberatorsFebruary 8, 1987
18The Parent Trap IIFebruary 22, 1987
19Big FootMarch 8, 1987
20Young Harry HoudiniMarch 15, 1987
21Bedknobs and BroomsticksMarch 22, 1987
22Double AgentMarch 29, 1987
23Bride of BoogedyApril 12, 1987
24The Devil and Max DevlinApril 26, 1987
25Mary PoppinsMay 3, 1987
26The North Avenue IrregularsMay 10, 1987
27Spot Marks the XMay 17, 1987
28Down the Long HillsMay 24, 1987
29Fluppy DogsAugust 30, 1987

Season 32 (1987-1988)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Journey of Natty GannOctober 4, 1987
2October 11, 1987
3The Return of the Shaggy DogNovember 1, 1987
4Winnie the Pooh and Tigger TooNovember 15, 1987
5Student ExchangeNovember 29, 1987
6December 6, 1987
7Not Quite HumanDecember 20, 1987
8December 27, 1987
9Flight of the NavigatorJanuary 3, 1988
10January 10, 1988
11Earth Star VoyagerJanuary 17, 1988
12January 24, 1988
13Rock 'n' Roll MomFebruary 7, 1988
1414 Going on 30March 6, 1988
15March 13, 1988
16Splash, TooMay 1, 1988
17May 8, 1988
18Captain EO BackstageMay 15, 1988
19Justin CaseMay 15, 1988
20Meet the MunceysMay 22, 1988

Season 33 (1988-1989)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1The Magical World of DisneyOctober 9, 1988
2Disney's All-American Sports NutsOctober 16, 1988
3Mickey's 60th BirthdayNovember 13, 1988
4Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the ThunderNovember 20, 1988
5The Absent-Minded ProfessorNovember 27, 1988
6Mickey's Christmas CarolDecember 4, 1988
7Disney's All-Star Comedy CircusDecember 11, 1988
8Davy Crockett: A Natural ManDecember 18, 1988
9Disney's Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven DwarfsDecember 25, 1988
10An All-New Adventure of Disney's Sport GoofyJanuary 1, 1989
11Dinosaur... Secret of the Lost LegendJanuary 8, 1989
12Wild Jack (Part 1)January 15, 1989
13Winnie the Pooh and a Day for EeyoreJanuary 29, 1989
14Save the DogFebruary 5, 1989
15Mickey's Happy Valentine SpecialFebruary 12, 198
16Benji the HuntedFebruary 19, 1989
17The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading PlacesFebruary 26, 1989
18Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery DayMarch 5, 1989
19Super DuckTalesMarch 26, 1989
20The Parent Trap IIIApril 9, 1989
21April 16, 1989
22The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand OpeningApril 30, 1989
23Totally MinnieMay 7, 1989
24Lots of LuckMay 28, 1989
25Davy Crockett: A Letter to PollyJune 11, 1989
26Davy Crockett: Warrior's FarewellJune 18, 1989
27Wild Jack (Part 2)July 9, 1989
28Wild Jack (Part 3)July 16, 1989
29Disney's Magic in the Magic KingdomJuly 23, 1989

Season 34 (1989-1990)[edit]

Episode #TitleOriginal airdate
1Brand New Life: Above and Beyond TherapyOctober 1, 1989
2Brand New Life: I Fought the LawOctober 15, 1989
3Brand New Life: Private SchoolOctober 22, 1989
4Ernest Goes to CampOctober 29, 1989
5November 5, 1989
6PollyNovember 12, 1989
7The Parent Trap: Hawaiian HoneymoonNovember 19, 1989
8November 26, 1989
9A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas StoryDecember 3, 1989
10December 10, 1989
11A Muppet Family ChristmasDecember 24, 1989
12Brand New Life: Children of a Legal MomJanuary 7, 1990
13ExileJanuary 14, 1990
14Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeJanuary 21, 1990
15Disneyland's 35th Anniversary CelebrationFebruary 4, 1990
16A DuckTales ValentineFebruary 11, 1990
17Can't Buy Me LoveMarch 4, 1990
18Sky High #1March 11, 1990
19The RescueMarch 25, 1990
20Not Quite Human IIApril 1, 1990
21SpoonerApril 22, 1990
22April 29, 1990
23The Muppets at Walt Disney WorldMay 6, 1990
24Brand New Life: The HoneymoonersJune 24, 1990
25A Friendship in ViennaJuly 15, 1990
26Sky High #2August 26, 1990

Ratings[edit]

Seasonal Nielsen ratings[edit]

NetworkSeasonTimeslotTV SeasonSeason PremiereSeason FinaleSeason
Rank
Viewers (m)
ABC1Wednesday 7:00 PM ET1954–1955October 27, 1954July 13, 1955#612.00
21955–1956September 14, 1955May 30, 1956#413.05
31956–1957September 12, 1956June 5, 1957#1412.37
41957–1958September 11, 1957May 14, 1958
5Friday 7:00 PM ET1958–1959October 3, 1958May 29, 1959
61959–1960October 2, 1959April 1, 1960
7Sunday 7:00 PM ET1960–1961October 16, 1960June 11, 1961
NBC81961–1962September 24, 1961April 15, 1962#2311.02
91962–1963September 23, 1962March 24, 1963#2411.22
101963–1964September 29, 1963May 17, 1964#2111.87
111964–1965September 20, 1964April 4, 1965#1113.54
121965–1966September 19, 1965April 10, 1966#1712.49
131966–1967September 11, 1966April 2, 1967#1911.85
141967–1968September 10, 1967April 28, 1968#2511.73
151968–1969September 15, 1968March 23, 1969#2212.41
161969–1970September 14, 1969March 29, 1970#913.81
171970–1971September 13, 1970March 14, 1971#1413.46
181971–1972September 19, 1971April 9, 1972#1913.66
191972–1973September 17, 1972April 1, 1973#915.23
201973–1974September 16, 1973March 13, 1974#1314.76
211974–1975September 15, 1974March 23, 1975#1815.07
221975–1976September 14, 1975July 25, 1976
231976–1977September 26, 1976May 22, 1977
241977–1978September 18, 1977June 4, 1978
251978–1979September 17, 1978May 13, 1979
261979–1980September 16, 1979July 27, 1980
271980–1981September 14, 1980August 16, 1981
CBS28Saturday 7:00 PM ET1981–1982September 26, 1981July 31, 1982
291982–1983September 25, 1982September 24, 1983
ABC301985–1986February 2, 1986June 22, 1986
311986–1987September 21, 1986August 30, 1987
321987–1988October 4, 1987May 22, 1988
NBC331988–1989October 9, 1988July 23, 1989
341989–1990October 1, 1989August 26, 1990
ABC35Sunday 7:00 PM ET1997–1998September 28, 1997May 18, 1998#3013.50[15]
361998–1999September 27, 1998May 30, 1999#4511.90[16]
371999–2000September 26, 1999May 14, 2000#2912.82[17]
382000–2001October 8, 2000May 31, 2001#3912.10[18]
392001–2002September 16, 2001May 19, 2002#3811.20[19]
402002–2003November 3, 2002July 27, 2003#5310.10[20]
41Saturday 9:00 PM ET2003–2004September 27, 2003May 10, 2004#997.39[21]
422004–2005October 16, 2004June 17, 2005#966.93[22]
432005–2006November 3, 2005July 8, 2006#1375.30[23]
442006–2007December 16, 2006August 4, 2007#208[24]4.28[25]
452007–2008December 23, 2007December 24, 2008#172[26]4.01[27]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

  1. Best Individual Program of the Year (Operation Undersea, 1955)
  2. Best Television Film Editing (Lynn Harrison, Grant K. Smith, Operation Undersea, 1955)
  3. Best Action or Adventure Series (1956)
  4. Best Producer – Film Series (Walt Disney, 1956)
  5. Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming (1963)
  6. Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment (Walt Disney, 1965)
  7. Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement – Programs (Ron Miller, executive producer, 1971)
  8. Outstanding Main Title Design (1998)

Nominated[edit]

  1. Best Television Film Editing (Chester W. Schaeffer, "Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter", 1955)
  2. Best Single Program of the Year ("Davy Crockett and River Pirates", 1956)
  3. Best Musical Contribution for Television (Oliver Wallace, 1957)
  4. Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming (1962)
  5. Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music – Variety (1962)
  6. Outstanding Children's Program (Walt Disney, Ron Miller (Further Adventures of Gallagher, 1966)
  7. Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming – Programs (Ron Miller, executive producer, 1969)
  8. Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming – Programs (Ron Miller, executive producer, 1970)
  9. Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement – General Programming (Ron Miller, producer, 1972)
  10. Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement (Ron Miller, executive producer, 1977)
  11. Outstanding Children's Program (The Art of Disney Animation, 1981) [28]

Home video[edit]

Several home video releases have included episodes of the anthology series.

In the 1980s, Walt Disney Home Video released 15 volumes of the anthology series on VHS tape, while many episodes have appeared on DVD from either the Disney Movie Club or the Disney Generations MOD program on Amazon.com.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Disneyland (1955)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  4. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. New York: Hyperion Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color - Company Credits". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Chronology of Disneyland Theme Park (1960-1965)". Islandnet.com. 1956-02-01. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  7. ^ "The Story of Color Television". 161.58.9.168. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  8. ^ Brooks, Tim; Earle Marsh (1985). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–present (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. p. 1092. ISBN 0-345-31864-1. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Appendix B - The Anthology Series". Billcotter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  10. ^ a b Stewart, James B. (2005). "1". Disneywar (1st ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. pp. 76–78. ISBN 0-684-80993-1. 
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