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The Wonderful World of Disney

Season 22 1975 - 1976

  • 1975-09-14T04:00:00Z on ABC (US)
  • 60 mins
  • 19 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • Animation, Children, Family

Walt Disney, one of Hollywood's most ambitious producers, was first approached to do television in 1950, when The Coca-Cola Company offered him a one-hour special. The one hour special, "One Hour in Wonderland," aired December 25, 1950 on NBC and garnered 90% of the television viewing audience. A second special, "The Walt Disney Christmas Special," aired December 25, 1951 on CBS. When Walt had drawn up plans for a theme park, known as Disneyland, he found a hard time obtaining funding; critics, including Walt's brother Roy, thought that it was unfeasible and that it would be a fiasco. At the same time, the ABC television network offered him a deal for a television anthology series. Walt wouldn't agree to it unless they put up partial financing for Disneyland (a term that had kept CBS and NBC from signing with him). ABC agreed, and also paid him $50,000 per program, an exorbitant sum for the time. The show, titled Disneyland, premiered on October 27, 1954 and was an immediate success. The program showcased original works from the Disney Studios. Cartoons, documentaries, educational shorts, all were shown to a captive worldwide audience. Variety was the key to its success, as it kept most of what it did fresh, multi-cultural and constantly changing its entertainment.

19 episodes

22x16 The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1)

  • 1976-03-14T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Russ Hanson is a teenager with a grey wolf cub for a pet. He raises the cub at his parents' kennel until the wolf is accused of seriously injuring a small child.

22x17 The Flight of the Grey Wolf (2)

  • 1976-03-21T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Russ and his grey wolf have escaped into the wilderness. Realizing that the wolf cannot return to the Hanson family kennel, Russ must teach him to live in nature.

22x18 The Parent Trap (2-hour)

  • 1976-05-16T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

This 1961 theatrical release has two identical twins meeting up for the first time ever at summer camp. They play a trick on their respective parents, both divorcees, and scheme to try and get them to remarry.

22x19 Superstar Goofy

  • 1976-07-25T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

In support of the USA at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, this installment presents a number of sports-themed Goofy cartoons.