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The Wonderful World of Disney

Season 42 1997 - 1998

  • 1997-09-28T05:00:00+01:00 on ABC (US)
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 4 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.

28 episodes

42x01 Toy Story

  • Season Premiere

    1997-09-28T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The Disney/Pixar Released animated film about two toys, Woody and Buzz and their fight for top Toy in a little boys playroom. a quick humerous film that shows you what CGI animation can do.Supported by an entire cast of toys ( From an Original Clue game to an etcha sketch) all the toys have wonderful playful personalities. The only place youll see little Bo Peep try to win the affections of a Tv show cowboy.

42x02 Toothless

  • 1997-10-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

What happens when you die? well if your good, its heaven,if your bad its hades - but what if it is undetermined? you could very well end up being anything from the temporary Easter Bunny to The Vacant position of Tooth Fairy! as kirstie Alley finds out as her life ends and she becomes the Tooth Fairy in this humerous Disney film.

42x03 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

  • 1997-10-12T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A tiny glitch causes Wayne, his brother, and their wives to shrink big time! Soon they must brave household insects the size of dinosaurs, a treacherous loop the loop track in a toy car, dizzying ""balloon"" rides inside soap bubbles, and more

42x04 Behind the Scenes of Cinderella

  • 1997-10-12T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Bernadette Peters host a behind the scenes look at the making of Cinderella-- also interviews some of the cast and crew of this top rated television musical.

42x05 Sabrina the Teenage Witch

  • 1997-10-19T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

What happens when you're 16 and going through typical growing pains and you start to wish things to happen and it does? well it might say there was something definitely unusual about yourself. This is what happens to Sabrina Spellman, typical teenager trying to fit into her new school as she takes up residing with her aunts, as her parents leave on an undetermined sabbatical. As she wonders why this is all happening her aunts set up her birthday surprise. Shes a Witch! on the eve of her 16th birthday all is revealed to her and she gets to try out her new powers, even experimenting with a love spell ( which could turn her into a cat for 100 years, just ask Salem)This is the movie that series is based off. Its Magical Fun.

42x06 Tower of Terror

  • 1997-10-26T04:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

The Hollywood Tower Hotel has been vacant since the disappearance of several guest in an elevator in 1939. Said to be haunted, leaves Steve Guttenburg determined to prove that it is just a lot of hype. Since he inherited it , he intends to operate it.But what happens when the ghost have other plans?

42x07 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

  • 1997-11-02T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Cinderella is the magical tale of an evil stepmother and 2 hideous stepsisters and their abuse of poor Cinderella after her father dies.The only way out for her is a Ball at the palace designed for one lucky maiden to catch the prince. And with the help of a little luck and a little magic she succeeds into gaining the life she deserved. Never has this tale been more lavishly filmed than in this version of Cinderella.With 2 new songs added into the score it brings the Rodger and Hammerstein's Broadway adaption to the small screen in updated brilliance. "Racially" correct , this is a tale for all ages to be enjoyed over and over again.

42x08 Angels in the Endzone

  • 1997-11-09T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Jesse Harper is the only talented player on his high school football team, but he quits the team after his father dies in an accident. His younger brother Kevin, who realizes that football is the most important thing in Jesse's life, sends a nighttime prayer which is heard by some sports-loving angels who come to the rescue. Now, with the help of the angels, the team wins all the matches, but how can Kevin make people, and especially Jesse, believe in their existence?

42x09 Oliver Twist

  • 1997-11-16T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

This Charles Dickens classic comes brilliantly to life about a street kid with nothing and how he is taken in, schooled and taught with an aristocratic family during a very harsh time period in England. As he gains manhood he comes to realize that his fate isn't quite what it appears and he must fight to save himself.

42x10 The Santa Clause

  • 1997-11-23T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Meet Scott Calvin! A working man who's got a son, Charlie, and an ex-wife Laura, who, in my opinion, is a real pain in the ass. Laura is now married to Neal, a soft-spoken psychiatrist. Charlie is going to stay at Scott's house for Christmas eve. The evening starts with Scott burning the turkey, so they go to Denny's for dinner. That night, Santa arrived and landed on the roof. Scott went out to see what the thuds on the roof were, he startled Santa, which caused him to slip and fall off the roof. Scott finds a card that says for him to put on Santa's suit and the reindeer would know what to do. He saw the sleigh and eight reindeer on the roof. Up there, they meet Comet, the reindeer head of the team. Now why this is, I do not know. Comet was supposed to be behind Donner and Blitzen. So when did the switch happen? Anyway, Scott and Charlie take off in the sleigh and Scott is talked into delivering the toys into people's houses. He has run-ins with dogs, alarms, and a giant kayak.

42x11 New Herbie The Love Bug

  • 1997-11-30T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Herbie's lineage is traced back to Germany where the tinkerer who built him left one too many notes. An evil baron decides he must build a new Herbie, an EVIL Herbie! that he can race in America against the Famous Love Bug! Bruce Campbell is the new owner of the car and has to go back to ask Jim Douglas for help.

42x12 Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • 1997-12-07T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A faithful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Moglie the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are.

42x13 Flash

  • 1997-12-21T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A little boy , determined to find his dad after his grandma dies , sets out on a stolen Race Horse to travel 3,000 miles away to NY City. Journey with him over several states as his journey catches the heart of america in this TRUE LIFE story.

42x14 Principal Takes a Holiday

  • 1998-01-04T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A rowdy high school senior risks losing a $10,000 gift his parents promise him for graduation if he can complete the year without getting in trouble by getting caught by the principal in a prank. However, when an accident befalls the current principal, the senior goes and finds a drifter to show up at the school as the new principal to get his records erased.

42x15 Houseguest

  • 1998-01-11T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Kevin Franklin is a con man whose mouth is bigger than him, but it doesn't help him much when he's in with the mob for $50,000. Trying to avoid a gambling addict boss, and his two stupid henchmen, Kevin poses as a childhood friend to Gary Young, a workaholic father whose own life is in turmoil in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.

42x16 Ruby Bridges

  • 1998-01-18T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

True Life Story of Ruby Bridges , one of the first of many black children to be integrated in to ""white"" schools in the 1960's. This is her story of what she had to endure and the horrendous reality of exactly what Racism can cause. A truly inspiring story.

42x17 Aladdin and the King of Thieves

  • 1998-02-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

The third animated sequel to Disney's smash hit Aladdin. In this direct to video film joins Aladdin on his quest to find his Father, who happens to be "The King Of Thieves". Just before his planned wedding to princess Jasmine Aladdin finds himself on a quest to find the Hand Of Midas. Will he make it back in time for the wedding?

42x18 Donald Duck's 60th Birthday

  • 1998-02-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A look at the history of THE DUCK! from his first cartoon appearance to his modern day changes.

A Philadelphia garbageman who develops his leg muscles from kicking the hydraulic lever on his truck is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker

42x20 My Date with the President's Daughter

  • 1998-02-22T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Hallie has a curse, she's the daughter of the American President. And to make matters worse, it's an election year. But all she wants to do is go out on a date. Fortunately, geeky Duncan has the same goal When they finally get to the date however, a series of incidents could seriously damage the relationship...and national security.

42x21 Pocahontas

  • 1998-03-01T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Disney Animated classic LOOSELY based on facts. About an Indian princess and her entanglement with white settlers in Virginia in the 1500's. She befriends a captain "John Smith" and tries to make him understand the way of the Indians.

42x22 Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure

  • 1998-03-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure is a great TV film for all ages. The movie focuses around ""Fizzy"" (Alyssa Milano) who wants to go on travel for gold in Alaska. The only person who hires her is Pierce Thomas Madison (Bruce Campbell). What comes next for her is an adventure she will never forget.

42x23 Mr. Headmistress

  • 1998-03-15T05:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Tucker gets in a bad deal with some typical Italian mobsters. In an effort to get away he ends up beating an old woman to get to safety (be honest who hasn't once or twice?). Then posing as the headmistress of an all girl school he turns things upside down for everybody, but especially himself or should I say herself? Watch out when Tucker gets caught by the mob and promises all the reward money that the school would receive if the girls can manage to put their differences aside and work as a team.

42x24 Safety Patrol

  • 1998-03-29T06:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Scout Bozell dreams of being on his school safety patrol, but he has never been allowed on because he is very clumsy. He's sent to another school just because his old school will not let him on there Safety patrol. So he gets on the safety patrol at his new school...

42x25 Tourist Trap

  • 1998-04-04T06:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

When a disgruntled banker decides to force his wife and dysfunctional kids to go on a vacation he doesn't realize what hell awaits him. All his life he has read the journal of a heroic Union officer, who was also his great great grandfather, and is determined to take the family to the scene of his ancestor's greatest battle. What he finds there is not what he expected and adds a flavorless topping to the entire tasteless trip. Along the way they are joined by a radical survivalist physician and his boys, are threatened by a hilarious Easy Rider duo, and they all start falling apart while trying to cope with each other and the dumb vacation spots dad insists they all see.

42x26 Beverly Hills Family Robinson

  • 1998-04-11T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Wonderful spoof of Swiss family Robinson, which has a chef and her family marooned by modern day pirates on an island. -- from giant turtles to snakes this story is an engaging comedy which shows how Family is the most important thing in life and with a little ingenuity everything works out in the end.

The special shows the opening of Disney's newest Theme park. Hosted by Melissa Joan Hart, you are taken on a tour of the park.

42x28 Miracle at Midnight

  • 1998-05-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

True Life story of a Danish family during World War 1, as Hitler tries to destroy the Jews in the country of Denmark - One man rally's the people together and helps over 1500 Jews escape persecution. By using his hospital facilities to smuggle out "patients" This courageous doctor risks everything to save his friends.