Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954-1961)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Adventure / Anthology / Family
Excursions into the realm of reality and fantasy.
Various types of presentations, including: cartoon, drama, mystery, action-adventure, educational, comedy, and nature and science studies.
Host: Walt Disney
The heartwarming story of a penniless Boston family and their struggles to survive during the pre-World War I era.
Cast: Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire and Deborah Walley
The Monkey’s Uncle. By perfecting man-powered flight, a college genius struggles to acquire a ten-million-dollar grant for his school.
Cast: Merlin Jones: Tommy Kirk; Jennifer: Annette Funicello; Judge Holmsby: Leon Ames; Dearborn: Frank Faylen
The Hound Who Thought He Was A Raccoon.
A nature film depicting the saga of a coon-hound pup who, lost in the woods, is adopted by a family of raccoons.
Inside Outer Space.
A discussion on the problems to be faced by man as he begins his exploration of space. Host-Narrator: Professor Ludwig Von Drake (an animated cartoon character)
New England. The story of a backwoods- man and his son, and their attempts to provide a sanctuary for migrating wild geese.
Cast: Cam Calloway: Brian Keith; Liddy Calloway: Vera Miles; Bucky Calloway: Brandon de Wilde; Alf Simes: Walter Brennan; Ed Parker: Ed Wynn; Bridie Mellott: Linda Evans
Theme: “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color”
Words & Music: Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman © Copyright 1961 Wonderland Music Company Inc.
The World is a carousel of color, history, comedy, fantasy The drama and myrth, there’s old Mother Earth With all of her secrets to see The Miracle of imagination, The marvels of earth, sea, and sky These wonders untold, are ours to behold In the funny world, the sunny world, The Wonderful World of Color.
60 minutes NBC Premiered: September 17, 1961.
Also known as: “The Wonderful World of Disney,”“The World of Color,”“The World of Disney,” and “Walt Disney’s World”
ABC titles and running dates (all 60 minutes): DISNEYLAND —October 27, 1954 - September 3, 1958
WALT DISNEY PRESENTS —September 12, 1958-June 17, 1959
WALT DISNEY’S ADVENTURE TIME—September 30, 1958 - September 24, 1959
WALT DISNEY’S WORLD—October 1, 1959 - September 10, 1961. Moved to NBC the following week, which is stated above