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.
Based on the cartoon. As George (Brenden Fraiser) meets his "Jane" and has to go from living in the Jungle to the Jungle of NY City. Very humorous Comedy - well worth the time to watch it.
Sabrina and her cat Salem are on their way to Italy to solve a mystery hundreds of years old. A family heirloom ( a locket to be exact) holds the key to a cousins disappearance. Along the way with the help of a new witch Sabrina sets out to unlock the secrets of the locket.In her travels she meets a boy who she falls hook, line, and sinker for, she then has to choose risking her mortality by telling him shes a witch. After learning her lesson the curse of the necklace is finally Broken.
A modern adaption of Noah's Ark - as God picks a man (Tony Danza) to construct yet another ark in preparation for a second flood.After being ridiculed by the entire town, he shows them he wasn't totally nuts and that his faith was true.
Another Feature animated movie comes to TV-- as the story of Quasimodo unfolds from the way he was dumped on the door of the chapel - to how a gypsy woman makes him see the goodness within him -- a true story for all ages. Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder. Based on a novel by Alexander Dumas.
Glenn Close makes an absolutely stunning Cruella Devill in this wonderful adaption of the Dodie Smith Book.As Cruella wants nothing more in her life than to design fur coats, she comes up with a scheme to use dalmatian fur.As The House of Devill plans to reveal the new coat - someone stands in her way! what to do Kidnap the puppies -- the 15 from Anita (the designer of the coat) the ones she refused to sell -- on top of that why not kidnap a few more. London is burglarized and 99 puppies are dog-napped- now its up to the Dogs to rescue the Puppies, as the authorities have no clue. This canine caper is fun for the whole family.
A modern day scientist (Whoopi Goldberg) has an experiment go awry and she ends up in the castle of King Arthur.She then has to use modern day computers and gadgets to save herself and to save the kingdom! Very funny adaption of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court.
The enchanting animated film comes to TV. Disney's greatest animated classic about a princess cursed at birth by the evil sorceress Maleficent. 3 Good Fairies hide her away in the forest for 16 years only to return her to a fate of permanent sleep! its up to a prince to wake her with a single kiss. A Treasure For All.
Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season. Forte, a pipe organ, fears that Belle's plans may eventually bring about an end to the curse... the curse that brought him more importance in the Master's life. Forte uses Fife, a flute who desperately wants a solo, to destroy Belle's plans and get rid of her.
Christmas time comes to Pooh Corner and the lovable characters all join in to make the holidays merry.based on the A.A.Milne stories.
Mrs. Murphy is a cat. Tucker is a dog. Together, they help their human friend ""Harry"" Haristeen (Ricki Lake) get to the bottom of mysterious situations. It's hard to call Harry their master, as they're as independent as pets can be. Naturally, this leads to all sorts of funny and potentially troubling situations, especially since the perceptive pets aren't always on the mark in their hunches. Based on Rita Mae Brown's novel (Brown credits her cat Sneaky Pie as co-author), Murder She Purred is a mystery about a murder in bucolic small town Virginia, where Harry serves as postmistress. A new man, Dr. Blair Bainbridge (Linden Ashby) has arrived in town right around the time that a local man is found at the bottom of a lake, murdered. Mrs. Murphy and Tucker are right on top of things, and they're convinced that Bainbridge is the killer. To their horror, Harry is getting chummy with the widower, and she continues with this, even after learning the dark secret he has moved there to escape.
In the third episode of this series, the Ducks get scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a high ranking prep school. But as freshmen, they will have to face the snob varsity team...
A Wonderful modern adaption of the Joanna Swiss Novel. As the Robinson's boat is attacked by pirates the entire family must survive on an island until help arrives!
In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery.
Although this is a high-concept comedy, the basic theme deals with very important and timely issues, a family in trouble, sex roles in modern society and the frustration and misunderstandings between men and women. The story is about a married couple (he is an aging NFL quarterback at the end of his career) with children on the verge of divorce. Their imminent divorce, like many, is due to their mutual lack of respect and compassion for each other and the effect it has on their children. When the family makes a traumatic move to New Orleans they move into an old, Victorian home. There, in the attic, the children think they have found the ""magic"" to solve their parent's problems. The children accidentally manage to switch the souls of their parents. Now the wife must face the perils of the locker room and pressures as family breadwinner and the husband must face pregnancy and bond with his children. Newfound respect and appreciation is gained as the couple finally find out what it's like.
The Muppets are back into action in another movie based on a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kermit the Frog and his colleagues go on a warfare against ruthless pirates. They also share their problem-solving journey on sea to rescue a treasure.
Glenn Holland (Dreyfuss) is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As Holland discovers 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.
The bulldog Liberty (who's thoughts we're able to hear) is the "First Dog of the USA", i.e. the president's dog. As such he has a lot of representative duties, but also many privileges which made him snobby and condescending towards other dogs. But one day when the young Nathaniel takes him for a walk, he's mixed up with the stray dog Moocher who looks like his identical twin. Henceforth Moocher takes Liberty's place in the White House. From now on a different spirit reigns in the White House...
Balloons bring hope to a drought laden community in the early 1900's. As a strange farmer moves in and starts a crop despite a water curfew, few farmers think he is all there. What can you grow without water? Balloons apparently.As many farmers were going to pack up and quit - this person single handedly brings hope back to the community. based on the book of the same title.
Its up to professor Brainard to save Medfield College. His new invention, Flubber (a totally living organism on its own), can make it happen. The School is threatened closure and the good Professor puts his invention to use. Along with the professor is his helper weebo and his loyal fiancee.Can they save the school in time?
In this sequel to "Father of the Bride", George Banks must accept the reality of what his daughter's ascension from daughter to wife, and now, to mother means when placed into perspective against his own stage of life. As the comfortable family unit starts to unravel in his mind, a rapid progression into mid-life crisis is in his future. His journey to regain his youth acts as a catalyst for a kind of "rebirth" of his attitude on life when he and his wife, Nina, find how their lives are about to change as well.
The mythological Hercules is brought to life in this animated adaption of the Greek tale.The story goes from the early misadventures of young Hercules to his final face off with Hades, and his chance to return to Mt Olympus. Wonderful story with catchy tunes.
In a freak accident, a man and his dog switch bodies.