• 0%
    0 votes
  • Rate this season
    What did you think?
  • 60
    watchers
  • 1.5k
    plays
  • 2.8k
    collected
PosterPoster

The Wonderful World of Disney

Season 28 1981 - 1982

  • 1981-09-26T04:00:00Z on ABC (US)
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 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.

24 episodes

28x03 Herbie Rides Again (1)

  • 1981-10-10T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

In this 1974 theatrical sequel to the 1969 film The Love Bug, an aging widow schemes to save her house from being destroyed by the sinister Alonzo Hawk. She enlists the aid of two humans and Herbie to do so.

28x12 Walt Disney...One Man's Dream

  • 1981-12-12T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

This two-hour installment pays tribute to the creativity of Walt Disney with dramatized segments of his life and his creations. It also gives viewers a preview look at EPCOT Center, under construction in Florida at Disney World.

28x14 Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang

  • 1982-01-16T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A remake to the 1975 feature film. Donavan arrives in town and soon finds he is the legal guardian to two kids Clovis and Celia. He tries to decline but the sheriff insists Donavan takes them into his care.Donavan complains that he needs help, so the sheriff helpfully finds voulenteers - he releases two crook's from his jail to help Donavan - Theadore and Amos.

28x17 The Cat from Outer Space (2)

  • 1982-02-06T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and needs the help of a man named Frank in order to reclaim and repair his ship to get back home.

28x19 Beyond Witch Mountain

  • 1982-02-20T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Tia and Tony follow their Uncle Bene to Earth in his attempts to find his long-lost-grandson. Bolt discovers that Tia and Tony have returned and he sends out Deranian to catch Jason O' Day so he can lead Bolt and Deranian to Tia and Tony. Uncle Bene is telling the kids that they must go back to their planet while he searches for his grandson. His grandson was on a nature walk with his class when a bridge broke and Gregory, Uncle Bene's grandson, moved a big log over to his class with his powers so they could grasp it and they could climb up to safety. Tia and Tony refuse to leave and Uncle Bene dies because of his old age and he lets them search for his grandson. Tia and Tony go to Jason O' Day who agrees to help them find Gregory. When they stop to buy Tia and Tony some clothes, Jason goes back to his car and he's kidnapped by Deranian and Bolt. They give him a drink that makes him drunk and Jason tells them where the kids are. The kids come to Bolt's mansion to re

Highly entertaining 1970's update of the Mark Twain classic ""A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"". This time round oddball astronaut Dennis Dugan & his look-alike robot are onboard a NASA spacecraft when they are zapped back in time and into King Arthur's Camelot. Laughs, action & romance abound in this enjoyable medieval sci-fi romp.

Highly entertaining 1970's update of the Mark Twain classic ""A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"". This time round oddball astronaut Dennis Dugan & his look-alike robot are onboard a NASA spacecraft when they are zapped back in time and into King Arthur's Camelot. Laughs, action & romance abound in this enjoyable medieval sci-fi romp.

28x22 The Adventures of Pollyanna

  • 1982-04-10T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Pollyanna comes to stay with her aunt, Polly Harrington, the most powerful woman in the town of Harrington. Aunt Polly wants her to concentrate on her studies but Pollyanna would rather make friends with the orphan kids. One day, a woman named Widow Jenn comes to town and Pollyanna, along with other citizens, try to spyon her because of a rumor going around.

Loading...