One Hour in Wonderland (1950)

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Disney's first-ever TV production. Edgar Bergen takes Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd to a Christmas party thrown by Walt Disney. Clips of movies and animated shorts, including Disney's... See full summary »

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Disney's first-ever TV production. Edgar Bergen takes Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd to a Christmas party thrown by Walt Disney. Clips of movies and animated shorts, including Disney's not yet released Alice in Wonderland, are shown via a magic mirror, Written by Brian Henke (Cincy43235@aol.com)

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Trivia

The opening scene with Santa Claus was filmed backwards so that he could appear to levitate the gifts out of the bag. See more »

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During the car ride, Edgar Bergen's ventriloquism is not perfect, as his mouth can be seen moving along with Charlie McCarthy's dialogue. See more »

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Charlie McCarthy: [as Walt summons the Slave in the Magic Mirror] How hammy can you get? Do you girls know this character, Disney?
Diane Disney: Yes.
Sharon Disney: He's our father.
Charlie McCarthy: Eh... oh.
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The Coca-Cola logo flashes while the credits are rolling and the announcer's voice is heard. See more »

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References Cinderella (1950) See more »

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Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah
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Written by Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert
Performed by James Baskett
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Walt Disney sure knew what he was doing
26 March 2012 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

This holiday Disney extravaganza brought the magic of the Walt Disney company directly into homes, where entire families could sit together and enjoy an hour in front of the television set.

Broadcast in December of 1950, Disney used the program not only to share highlights of his past works, but to promote his 1951 release ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

The television special features Walt Disney, Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Alice), and guest stars Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, and Mortimer Snerd. Child star Bobby Driscoll also makes an appearance (he would voice Peter Pan in 1953's PETER PAN, with Beaumont voicing Wendy), as does Hans Conried, who plays the spirit in the Magic Mirror. (He'd go on to voice Captain Hook.)

Bergen takes McCarthy and Snerd to a party being thrown by Disney, with Beaumont, Driscoll, and a crowd of young people in attendance. Disney's own daughters are part of the crowd. Ever the kid at heart, Walt Disney is introduced showing off his large model train.

The program incorporates clips from Disney cartoons like "Clock Cleaners" and feature films like SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937), SONG OF THE SOUTH (1946), and the soon-to-be-released ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951), all thanks to the Magic Mirror.

As an added treat, there's an appearance by the Firehouse Five Plus Two, the dixieland band made up of Disney animators, who put off their work on ALICE to play "Jingle Bells".

Walt Disney was one of the creative geniuses of his time, and it's great to see a vintage program like this. Even before his regular television series, it's clear he had the right idea about these things. Walt knew how to appeal to a family audience, with stars like Edger Bergen and Bobby Driscoll, megastars like Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto, favorite scenes from popular movies, and a sneak peak at his upcoming animated feature.

Walt Disney always knew how to promote his brand as well as his personality.

It's also great to see an old-time TV special like this, with the Coca- Cola sponsorship and everything. Vintage television. Good stuff.


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