Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Year:
Duration:
120 min (1986-1987) | 60 min (1954-1960, 1961-1986 and 1987-1990) | 30 min (1960-1961)
Genres:
Adventure | Biography | Drama | Family | Western
IMDB rate:
8.7
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 13 wins & 21 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1954-10-27
Cast
Actor
Character
Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Kim Richards
Kim Richards
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Glenn Corbett
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Linda Gary
Linda Gary
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Peter Graves
Peter Graves
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Claude Johnson
Claude Johnson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Henry Slate
Henry Slate
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Walt Disney
Himself - Host / ... (310 episodes, 1954-1967)
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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 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).
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All of the ABC episodes were filmed in color, even though they aired in black and white. In general, ABC did not broadcast in color until the mid 1960s. During the years on ABC, the show went by the title of "Disneyland", with one of four weekly sub titles,either "Fantasyland", "Frontierland","Adventureland" or or "Tomorrowland", depending on the category of that week's show. When the show moved to NBC, in 1961, the different sub titles were dropped. Additionally, many of the ABC episodes that re-aired on NBC were shown in color and have been that way ever since, even those episodes aired on The Disney Channel as well as those released in the theater ("The Adventures of Davy Crockett") and on home video.
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The series was so popular that in 1972, NBC renewed it through 1976. During this period, Disney was the only Hollywood studio that routinely made money on most of its feature films.
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Quotes
Announcer: And now, your host, Walt Disney.
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Photos from cast
Donald Pleasence Nina Foch Patrick Macnee Kim Richards Sharon Gless John Putch Phillip Alford Allan Arbus
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