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The Wonderful World of Disney

Season 32 1987 - 1988

  • 1987-10-04T04:00:00Z on ABC (US)
  • 60 mins
  • 20 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.

20 episodes

32x01 The Journey of Natty Gann (1)

  • Season Premiere

    1987-10-04T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars.

32x02 The Journey of Natty Gann (2)

  • 1987-10-11T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars.

32x03 Return of the Shaggy Dog

  • 1987-11-01T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Before the Shaggy D.A. is when this movie is supposed to take place, but really, it's and 80's movie that just has a good time (the Shaggy D.A. was a 70's flick)...Offered as a two-parter on The Wonderful World of Disney, this movie has only been aired twice, as far as I know, and had Wilby Daniels engaged but before he can get married he ends up kidnapped by the professor's caretakers (who find the ring and read the inscription, hence Wilby's return as the shaggy dog). Also mixed in with the plot is Wilby's brother who is trying to find the perfect dog for a dog food.

32x04 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

  • 1987-11-15T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

This is an airing of the 1974 animated theatrical featurette, in which Rabbit has become sick and tired of constantly being bounced by Tigger, and devises a plan to get him to stop doing so.

32x05 Student Exchange (1)

  • 1987-11-29T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Carol and Neil are are successful in terms of grades, but not very popular at their highschool. When Carol comes to know that two foreign exchange students from France and Italy were redirected to another school, she figures she and Neil could take their places and be in the middle of public interest for one semester.

32x06 Student Exchange (2)

  • 1987-12-06T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Carol and Neil are are successful in terms of grades, but not very popular at their highschool. When Carol comes to know that two foreign exchange students from France and Italy were redirected to another school, she figures she and Neil could take their places and be in the middle of public interest for one semester.

32x07 Not Quite Human (1)

  • 1987-12-20T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the mechanical boy.

32x08 Not Quite Human (2)

  • 1987-12-27T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the mechanical boy.

32x09 Flight of the Navigator (1)

  • 1988-01-03T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A 12 year old boy goes missing in 1978, only to reappear once more in 1986. In the eight years that have passed, David hasn't aged. It is no coincidence that at the time David 'comes back', a flying saucer is found, entangled in electricity cables.

32x10 Flight of the Navigator (2)

  • 1988-01-10T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A 12 year old boy goes missing in 1978, only to reappear once more in 1986. In the eight years that have passed, David hasn't aged. It is no coincidence that at the time David 'comes back', a flying saucer is found, entangled in electricity cables.

32x11 Earth*Star Voyager (1)

  • 1988-01-17T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the departing starship gets under way, signs begin to emerge that their mission may unwittingly be part of a larger conspiracy.

32x12 Earth*Star Voyager (2)

  • 1988-01-24T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the departing starship gets under way, signs begin to emerge that their mission may unwittingly be part of a larger conspiracy.

32x13 Rock and Roll Mom

  • 1988-02-07T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A single surburban mother finds fame after performing at an open mike night at a local nightclub.Soon dhe is in Hollywood with a whole new identity ""Mistare"" - just one problem, she can't have kids.

32x14 14 Going on 30 (1)

  • 1988-03-06T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Danny is hopelessly in love with his teacher Peggy Nolton. Of course she doesn't even notice him while she plans to marry the obnoxious coach Roy ""Jackdraw"" Kelton. When Danny's friend Lloyd invents a growth accelerator, Danny applies it to himself and as an adult tries to show her Roy's real face. However at his first appearance at school as an adult, he's mistaken for someone else...

32x15 14 Going on 30 (2)

  • 1988-03-13T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Danny is hopelessly in love with his teacher Peggy Nolton. Of course she doesn't even notice him while she plans to marry the obnoxious coach Roy ""Jackdraw"" Kelton. When Danny's friend Lloyd invents a growth accelerator, Danny applies it to himself and as an adult tries to show her Roy's real face. However at his first appearance at school as an adult, he's mistaken for someone else...

32x16 Splash, Too (1)

  • 1988-05-01T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

A sequel to the popular romantic mermaid drama which starred Darryl Hannah and Tom Hanks. Allen becomes bored on the deserted island on which he and Madison are currently living, and using a special power, Madison shows him exactly what's going on in his brother, Freddie's life. Through this, the couple realise that Allen's business is in trouble and return to New York - maybe contradicting the original, but Madison will only go ""as long as I can soak my legs in Salty Water at the full moon"". While there, they move into a new home (which has a pool in the back yard !), and Madison meets a new friend - Fern Hooten who might and might not know her secret. We are never told. While there, Madison sets herself a goal to save her Dolphin friend (Salty) who is in captivity, and while saving the business and the dolphin, she and Allen grow closer and re-kindle their love.

32x17 Splash, Too (2)

  • 1988-05-08T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

A sequel to the popular romantic mermaid drama which starred Darryl Hannah and Tom Hanks. Allen becomes bored on the deserted island on which he and Madison are currently living, and using a special power, Madison shows him exactly what's going on in his brother, Freddie's life. Through this, the couple realise that Allen's business is in trouble and return to New York - maybe contradicting the original, but Madison will only go ""as long as I can soak my legs in Salty Water at the full moon"". While there, they move into a new home (which has a pool in the back yard !), and Madison meets a new friend - Fern Hooten who might and might not know her secret. We are never told. While there, Madison sets herself a goal to save her Dolphin friend (Salty) who is in captivity, and while saving the business and the dolphin, she and Allen grow closer and re-kindle their love.

32x18 Captain EO Backstage

  • 1988-05-15T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

A look at the making of Captain EO.

32x19 Justin Case

  • 1988-05-15T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

The ghost of a private detective teams up with an unemployed dancer to find the identity of the woman known as ""The Lady in Black"" who killed him.

32x20 Meet the Munceys

  • 1988-05-22T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

A maid is left a huge inheritance. She moves in her low class family, upsetting the realitives of the deceased. They plot to get rid of the entire clan of Munceys.

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