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  • 1986-02-02T05:00:00Z on ABC (US)
  • 60 mins
  • 18 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.

18 episodes

30x01 Help Wanted: Kids

  • Season Premiere

    1986-02-02T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

When the Burkes loose their jobs in New York, they have to move to Arizona, where Tom has an job-offer in the management of a small company for children's clothing. Unfortunately Tom's new boss Sirus Lovelin turns out to be extremely fond of the traditional American family and automatically assumes Amanda to be housewife and mother - but the Burkes don't even have children! To not offend him, they ""hire"" two kids they met prowling the streets. When they turn out witty, but nasty and impertinent, the Burkes want to rid themselves of them, but are entangled already too deeply in their lie...

30x02 Time Flyer

  • 1986-02-09T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

11-year-old Jonathan Knicks, a little league baseball player and fan of airplanes and flying, travels back in time to 1927 using his elderly neighbor's time machine to try to stop his young-at-the-time grandfather, Max Knickerbocker, a pilot and craftsman who is planing to fly across the Atlantic which will cost him his life.

30x03 The Last Electric Knight

  • 1986-02-16T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Sgt Jake Rizzo (Gil Gerard) is chosen by Sabasan as tutor of his grandson Ernie Lee (Ernie Reyes Jr.) the last heir of an antique clan of special martial artists. Patricia Blake (Nancy Stafford) is an officer from the department for protection of minors who must verify Jake is a good tutor for Ernie.

30x04 2 1/2 Dads

  • 1986-02-16T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

men struggling financialy , agree to rent a house together, each one of them has children. The children have to cope with the new parent figures in their lives.

30x05 The Girl Who Spelled Freedom

  • 1986-02-23T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

In the mid 1970's, a young girl's family must endure a nightmarish life in her native country of Cambodia under the domination of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. But things change for the better when an American family agrees to sponsor their immigration to the United States of America. They soon prove to have some difficulty adjusting to their new home as with language barriers and survival habits that are not necessary anymore, but are hard to break. While they are learning, one of the daughters struggles harder than the others and is personally driven to become a champion contender in spelling bees.

30x06 The Undergrads

  • 1986-03-02T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

An elderly man discovers that his son wants to put him in an old-age home. However, the old man's grandson refuses to allow it, and the man and his grandson wind up becoming roommates at the boy's college dorm.

30x07 The Richest Cat in the World

  • 1986-03-09T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Leo Kohlmeyer is a talking cat who inherits $5 million from his late owner and is looked after by the owner's in-laws whose two children, Bart and Veronica, learn Leo's secret that he can talk, while a bumbling, but devious, couple called the Rigsbys plot to kidnap Leo in order for them to gain the inheritance money for themselves.

30x08 Disney Goes to the Oscars

  • 1986-03-23T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Clips from Disney films that won or were nominated for Academy Awards are the focus of this installment.

30x09 I-Man

  • 1986-04-06T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

This was a sci-fi show about a guy and his son having super human healing powers. They got this power from being too close to a van that had some kind of chemical in it and it exploded, causing the guy to be badly burned and having to go to the hospital. The burns soon just healed magically..

30x10 A Fighting Chance

  • 1986-04-13T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Bright teenager afflicted with epilepsy sues his parents for the right to have ""split brain"" surgery in order to cure his seizures.

30x11 Mr. Boogedy

  • 1986-04-20T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Amusing tale of a 300 year-old phantom whose evil tricks are not confined to the Davis family's novelty gag business. As an uninvited guest at a local carnival he casts spells on the entire town of Lucifer Falls, with young Eloise Davis the target of his most evil and sinister designs.....

30x12 Robin Hood

  • 1986-04-27T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

This is an airing of the 1973 animated feature, a retelling of the legend of Robin Hood as acted out by talking animals.

30x13 Young Again

  • 1986-05-11T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Michael Riley whishes to be 17 again and which comes true. He goes back to the high school where he fell in love with Laura and still be in love with her. Mick is very happy and excited to be 17 again, he finds Laura who is a widow having 2 children and then realizes the reason why they broke up years ago. Laura makes Mick understand that there is no way to go back. Finally Mick is willing to face who he is and has a new start with Laura when he turns back to a middle age man.

30x14 The Deacon Street Deer

  • 1986-05-18T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Neighborhood children protect a deer that has escaped from cruel carnival owners.

30x15 Fuzzbucket

  • 1986-05-18T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

In the vein of ""Harvey"", an invisble creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.

30x16 Casebusters

  • 1986-05-25T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

A brother and sister (Noah Hatahway, Virginia Keehne) are amateur sleuths who help their grandfather (Pat Hingle) run a security business. While digging around on their own, they accidentally stumble onto a major case.

30x17 My Town

  • 1986-05-25T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Wheelerville, Ohio, is a small town where people seeking to start new lives can get that chance. The idea came from Lucas Wheeler, the banker and descendant of the town's founder, and the unsold series was to relate incidents in the lives of the people who attempt to rebuild their lives as seen through the eyes of Amber Wheeler, Lucas's pretty granddaughter.

30x18 Candleshoe

  • 1986-06-22T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

A little girl Casey Brown appears to have to very distinguishing scars -- enough for a sleezy hoodlum Harold W. Bundage to take notice. He hired a private detective to search out Casey, so that he can complete a scheme. His cousin Clara had been formely employed in an English manor house known as Candleshoe, there while polishing a bedpost Clara discovered a secret chamber -- inside was the last will and testamant of Joshua St Edmund (Former owner of Candleshoe) and a real life pirate. In it he leaves a single gold dubloon and the first clue to his own personal Treasure Hunt. In order to get someone into Candleshoe to search out the clues , Mr. Bundage needs to find a little girl who can fill the shoes of Lady St. Edmunds long lost grandaughter.Clara who was employed at Candleshoe can supply all the nessasary facts about the little girl - so the 2 pair up and train Casey to play part. Of course a share of the money is in it for her as well. But in the end will casey choose her own pers

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