Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
The Disney feature-length films were, at first, either edited down to one hour or broadcast in two or more weekly installments, one hour per week. It was not until the mid 1970's that the Disney Studios finally broadcast one of their feature-length films complete in one evening, the way all other films were usually telecast on network television. See more »
Certainly the original and the best of the family variety style programs.From the late 'fifties to the late 'sixties this was the high point of many an Australian family's televisual week. Walt himself singing "When You Wish Upon a Star" for the opening credits was a siren call for all the young and not so young.
One quibble however is that, in hindsight it was a rather blatant advertisement for the Disneyland theme park. The opening of each show placed the weeks story in one of the four "lands" that made up Disneyland.
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