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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 

Disneyland (original title)
A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Walt Disney ...  Himself - Host / ... 317 episodes, 1954-1986
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's Wonderful World See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (1954-1961)| Color (Technicolor) (1961-1990)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 cancelled it. CBS then picked it up and featured an even more elaborate opening sequence using then-state-of-the art computer graphics. Disney cancelled 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 cancelled in 1990 after thirty-six consecutive seasons on network television. In 1997, the show was revived by ABC as The Wonderful World of Disney (1995). See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in The Voice Behind the Mouse (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to Disney's Wonderful World
(Theme from 1979-1981)
Music by John Debney
Lyrics by John Klawitter
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"One of these many worlds will open to you!"
5 December 2001 | by andy.marshallSee all my reviews

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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