Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 5, Episode 16

The Peter Tchaikovsky Story (30 Jan. 1959)
"Disneyland" The Peter Tchaikovsky Story (original title)

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The story of young Tchaikovsky through the premiere of his "Sleeping Beauty" ballet.



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Episode credited cast:
Rex Hill ...
Lilyan Chauvin ...
Fanny Durbach
Narda Onyx ...
Desiree Artot
Gregory Gaye ...
Major Mashovksy (as Gregory Gay)
Office Supervisor
Edith Evanson ...
Mother Tchaikovsky
Alex Gerry ...
Father Tchaikovsky
Galina Ulanova ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Host


The story of young Tchaikovsky through the premiere of his "Sleeping Beauty" ballet.

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30 January 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although Walt Disney claims in his introduction that the "Sleeping Beauty" scenes will be shown in widescreen on this program, this is not the case. What happens is that we see a simulated scene of the film being shown in a theatre in Technirama 70. Then the camera moves closer and closer to the movie screen, making sure it does not cut anything (or much of anything) at the sides, producing a sort of precursor to modern "letterboxing" of widescreen films on television. See more »


Features Steamboat Willie (1928) See more »


Swan Theme
Adapted from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's composition for "Swan Lake"
Played by orchestra
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