Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
"Disneyland" (original title)

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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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(1986-1987) | (1954-1960, 1961-1986 and 1987-1990) | (1960-1961)

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(RCA Sound System)

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(1954-1961)| (Technicolor) (1961-1990)

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1.33 : 1
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NBC was loyal to the show throughout the 1960s and most of the 1970s, but by 1979, ratings were declining, and they demanded changes in the format. The studio updated the visual look of the show with a disco theme song and a fancier opening sequence. This convinced NBC to renew the show until 1981. But the ratings did not improve and NBC canceled it. CBS then picked it up and featured an even more elaborate opening sequence using then-state-of-the art computer graphics. Disney canceled the show in 1983 due to the start of The Disney Channel. The show was revived in 1986 on ABC then moved to NBC in 1988. It was canceled in 1990 after 36 consecutive seasons on network television. In 1997, the show was revived by ABC as The Wonderful World of Disney (1997). See more »

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[opening lines; 1954-1966]
Announcer: And now, your host, Walt Disney.
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Connections

Featured in L'ami public numéro un: Episode #1.1 (1961) See more »

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When You Wish Upon a Star
(Theme from 1954-1961)
Written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
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Still the Man!
19 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walt Disney was a genius! He really knew what he was doing when he made all those fantastic films. I met Mr. Disney when I was about 8 years old as my father worked at Disney Studios as an animator. Mr. Disney, Or UNCLE WALT is what he preferred, was very nice, warm, friendly, and above all the nicest man I have ever met.

Disney has achieved many great things even after his death in 1967, it just goes to show that as Walt once said,"As long as their is imagination".... which proves the heart of Disney films today still lives. Walt was very strict in a lot of things, and demanded the best, but in the end, Walt was very thankful to his staff for doing a great job. As a child, I was fascinated by his ability to create such wonderful stories, films, and shows. Every Sunday night, we would gather round our new color TV and watch Walt Disney.

Later in years, I never dreamed that I would be selected as a cast member of Kids of the Kingdom, a musical ensemble in Disneyland. It was a fun time, and really loved performing. what most people don't know is, the Disney Family had an apartment in Main Street USA.

Disney today is still magical as my own kids just love the classics I grew up with. ONe of his all time great classics was Mary Poppins. Still one of my favorites.

Walt's spirit lives on in all of us. As he once said, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!" Thanks Walt.


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