CTVA US Anthology - "Disneyland" (ABC) Season 1 (1954-55)

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 Season 1 (ABC) (1954-55)
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Season 1-4 (1954-58) ABC Wednesdays 7:30pm EST

 

1.01 [--] Disneyland: THE DISNEYLAND STORY

27-Oct-1954

prod no. 3311-572

Written by Bill Walsh

Directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Fess Parker

Norman Foster

Ward Kimball

Jimmie Dodd

 

1.02 [--] Disneyland: ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951 Movie)

03-Nov-1954 (rebroadcast 06Apr55, 25Dec59)

prod no. 3314-571

Adaptation by Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner

Based on the novel by Lewis Carroll

Directed by Bill Walsh

Composer Oliver Wallace

cast:

Kathryn Beaumont ...... Alice
Ed Wynn ............... Mad Hatter
Richard Haydn ......... Caterpillar
Sterling Holloway ..... Cheshire Cat
Jerry Colonna ......... March Hare
Verna Felton .......... Queen of Hearts

J. Pat O'Malley ....... Walrus, Carpenter, Tweedledum & Tweedledee
Bill Thompson ......... White Rabbit & Dodo
Heather Angel ......... Alice's sister

Joseph Kearns ...... Doorknob

Larry Grey ....... Bill

Queenie Leonard ...... Bird in the Tree

Dink Trout ........ King of Hearts

Doris Lloyd ...... The Rose

James MacDonald ..... Dormouse

Don Barclay ..... Card
Synopsis:
This is an abridged version of the Disney feature-length film.
Songs include "I'm Late", "Painting the Roses Red" and "All in the Golden Afternoon",

by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard, and "The Unbirthday Song" by Mack David,

Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston. [RF]
 

1.03 [--] Disneyland: PRAIRIE-SEAL ISLAND
10-Nov-1954 (rebroadcast 28Apr63)
prod no. 3311-551
written by Ted Sears
directed by James Algar
Narrator Winston Hibler
guest cast:
James Algar
Winston Hibler
Rex Allen
Synopsis:
The cameras are turned on the cameramen as we watch the Walt Disney lensmen at work,

taking those hard-to-get close-up pictures of wild animals. In the Prilbilof Islands near

Alaska, we view the seals returning in the spring to the barren shores where they were born. [RF]
 

1.04 [--] Disneyland: THE DONALD DUCK STORY

17-Nov-1954 (rerun 20-Apr-1955)

directed by Robert Florey

Host Walt Disney

Voice of Donald Duck by Clarence Nash

Summary:

Walt tells the story of Donald Duck with the aid of Donald himself, and sometimes

a little interference too. We see the first cartoon appearance of Donald in

"Orphans' Benefit", starring Mickey Mouse. A more recent cartoon will be shown:

"Tea for 200", plus parts of other cartoons showing Donald in a great variety of roles.

 In a sequence created for TV, Walt and Donald and two chipmunks known as

Chip 'n' Dale do a series of impersonations. Donald croons "When You Wish Upon A Star",

he plays a private eye ("My Name is Donald. I'm a Duck!"), he's a sheriff in a Western

and he's a double-talking TV quizmaster.  [RF]

 

1.05 [--] Disneyland: SO DEAR TO MY HEART (Movie)

24-Nov-1954

prod no. 3314-557

Adapted by John Tucker Battle

Based on Sterling North's novel

Directed by Harold Schuster

       guest cast:

Bobby Driscoll ...... Jerry Kincaid
Burl Ives ........... Uncle Hiram
Beulah Bondi ........ Granny Kincaid
Luana Patten ........ Tildy

Raymond Bond ........ Storekeeper
Daniel Haight ....... Storekeeper's Son
Harry Carey ......... County Fair Judge
Matt Willis ......... Horse Trainer
Walter Soderling .... Villager
Voices of John Beal, Ken Carson, Bob Stanton
Synopsis:
Against the wishes of his Grandma, a little boy adopts a black lamb,

and dreams of the day when the lamb will win an award at the county fair.

His dreams are encouraged by his little girlfriend Tildy and Uncle Hiram. In an

animated cartoon sequence, the boy's picture of a wise old owl comes to life

 and gives some earnest advice to the lamb. [RF]

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 Music includes:
'It's Watcha Do With Whatcha Got'
'County Fair'
 

1.06 [--] Disneyland: A STORY OF DOGS

01-Dec-1954 (rerun 25-May-1955)

prod no. 3311-560

written by Erdman Penner

directed by Robert Florey and Clyde Geronimi

guest cast:

Peggy Lee

Frank Thomas

Milt Kahl

Wolfgang Reitherman

Synopsis:

Sequences from the forthcoming Disney cartoon production "Lady and the Tramp"

 are unreeled and viewers are shown how the canine characters were created. The

24 year old career of Pluto is reviewed with sequences from his cartoons. The Academy

Award comedy, Pluto in "Lend a Paw", is shown. Peggy Lee is shown recording several

of the voices she did for "Lady and the Tramp".  [RF]

 

1.07 [--] Disneyland: OPERATION UNDERSEA

08-Dec-1954

written by Winston Hibler

directed by Winston Hibler and Hamilton Luske

*Note: A behind the scenes look at Disney's newest film "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".

 

1.08 [--] Disneyland: DAVY CROCKETT: INDIAN FIGHTER

15-Dec-1954 (rerun 13-Apr-1955)

prod no. 3314-575

written by Tom Blackburn

directed by Norman Foster

guest cast:

Fess Parker ...... Davy Crockett

Buddy Ebsen ...... George Russel

Basil Ruysdael ....... General Andrew Jackson

William Bakewell ........ Major Tobias Norton

Helene Stanley ...... Polly Crockett

Pat Hogan ...... Chief Red Stick

Mike Mazurki ...... Big Foot Mason

Eugene Brindel ...... Billy

Ray Whiteside ....... Johnny

Synopsis:

The first of a three-part "Frontierland" series about the early 19th century Indian fighter

and legislator who became a legendary figure. Shot especially for TV in the Great Smoky

Mountains and other parts of Tennessee, as well as in Kentucky and primitive stretches

along the Ohio River. In this episode, General Andrew Jackson commissions Major Norton

 to find Crockett and enlist his aid against the raiding Creeks.  [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Disneyland: A PRESENT FOR DONALD

22-Dec-1954

Sterling Holloway as Narrator

guest cast:

Clarence Nash ........ Donald Duck

Jose Oliveira ........ Joe Carioca

Joaquin Garay ......... Panchito

Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Nestor Amarale  

A re-edited version of 1945's The Three Caballeros with Donald Duck

and friends celebrating Christmas in Mexico.  [RF]

 

1.10 [--] Disneyland: BEAVER VALLEY / CAMERAS IN AFRICA

29-Dec-1954 (rerun 01-Jun-1955)

prod no. 3311-566

Host Walt Disney

cast:

Alfred Milotte

Elma Milotte

Summary:

Host Walt takes viewers to "Adventureland" and the trek of Alfred Milotte and his wife,

Elma, through African jungles. Their long safari included filming the lion and elephant

 in their native haunts. Disney's Academy Award wildlife feature, the comical

"Beaver Valley", concludes the visit.  [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Disneyland: TREASURE ISLAND (Part 1)

05-Jan-1955 (rebroadcast 28Nov56)

adapted by Lawrence E. Watkin

based on the classic by Robert Louis Stevenson

directed by Byron Haskin

guest cast:

Bobby Driscoll ...... Jim Hawkins
Robert Newton ....... Long John Silver
Basil Sydney ........ Captain Smollet
Denis O'Dea ......... Dr. Livesey
Finlay Currie ....... Billy Bones
Francis De Wolff .... Black Dog
Walter Fitzgerald ... Squire Trelawney
Patrick Troughton ... Roach
Ralph Truman ........ George Merry
Geoffrey Wilkinson .. Ben Gunn

Synopsis:
The story of the young English lad who becomes a cabin boy

aboard a ship hunting for buried treasure. [RF]

*Note: Released theatrically July 19, 1950.

 

1.12 [--] Disneyland: TREASURE ISLAND (Part 2)

12-Jan-1955 (rebroadcast 05Dec56)

same as above

Synopsis:
Part 2 A mutiny takes place aboard the ship and the boy's life is in danger. [RF]

 

1.13 [--] Disneyland: MONSTERS OF THE DEEP

19-Jan-1955

Narrated by Walt Disney

Synopsis:

A look at legendary monsters.

 

1.14 [--] Disneyland: DAVY CROCKETT: DAVY CROCKETT GOES TO CONGRESS

26-Jan-1955 (rerun 27-Apr-1955)

cast:

Fess Parker ........ Davy Crockett

Buddy Ebsen ......... George Russel  

Basil Ruysdale .......... Andrew Jackson

William Bakewell .......... Tobias Norton

Helene Stanley ......... Polly Crockett

Mike Mazurki ........ Big Foot

Synopsis:

The second episode of the three-part Frontierland chronicle of the legendary hero's life.

 It tells of his rise from backwoods magistrate to member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  [RF]

 

1.15 [--] Disneyland: MR. TOAD / THE RELUCTANT DRAGON (film)

02-Feb-1955 (rerun 18-May-1955, 02-May-1965)

based on the book by Kenneth Grahame "The Wind and the Willow" and "The Reluctant Dragon".

The Reluctant Dragon narrated by Basil Rathbone

"Toad Voices"

Eric Blore ....... Mr. Toad

J. Pat O'Malley ....... Cyril Proudbottom

Claud Allister ....... Rat

John Ployardt ....... Prosecutor

Colin Campbell ....... Mole

Campbell Grant ...... Angus MacBadger

"Dragon Voices"

Claud Allister ....... Sir Giles

Barnett Parker ....... Dragon

Billy Lee ....... Boy

Summary:

Mr. Toad is a speed demon who has a partner in pranks, Cyril the horse

and three long-suffering friends, MacBadger, Mole and Rat.

The Reluctant Dragon is a bashful monster who doesn't like violence, and prefers

giving tea parties. He encounters an aged dragon-killer named Sir Giles.  [RF]

 

1.16 [--] Disneyland: A PROGRESS REPORT / NATURE'S HALF ACRE

09-Feb-1955

Hosted by Walt Disney

Synopsis:

1. A helicopter starts us on a guided tour of the other Disneyland, the playland in Southern California.

2. "Nature's Half Acre" is the Academy Award documentary on the life and death of plants,

insects and birds in a garden. Special effects are achieved through the use

     of telescopic and time-lapse cameras.  [RF]

 

1.17 [--] Disneyland: CAVALCADE OF SONGS

16-Feb-1955

Hosted by Walt Disney

guest cast:

Peggy Lee

Sonny Burke

Firehouse Five

Synopsis:

Two of Disney's most popular cartoons, "Three Little Pigs" and "Snow White"

(excerpts) are seen, as part of a "Cavalcade of Songs." Walt gives viewers a

glimpse of the composing and dubbing of songs for Disney productions.  [RF]

 

1.18 [--] Disneyland: DAVY CROCKETT: DAVY CROCKETT AT THE ALAMO

23-Feb-1955 (rerun 11-May-1955)

cast:

Fess Parker ....... Davy Crockett

Buddy Ebsen ....... George Russel  

Hans Conried ....... Thimblerig

Kenneth Toby ....... James Bowie

Don Megowan ....... William Travis

Nick Cravat ....... Bustedluck

Synopsis:

The year is 1836. A handful of Texans determine to die rather than surrender the Alamo,

the fort of San Antonio, to the overwhelming Mexican forces of Santa Anna.  [RF]

 

1.19 [19] Disneyland: FROM AESOP TO HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

02-Mar-1955

Hosted by Walt Disney

 

1.20 [20] Disneyland: MAN IN SPACE

09-Mar-1955 (rerun 18-Sep-1959)

guest cast:

Ward Kimball

Willy Ley 

Dr. Heinz Habar

Synopsis:

A look at how America is proceeding towards space exploration. [RF]

 

[--] Disneyland: Alice In Wonderland
06-Apr-1955 (original broadcast 03Nov54)

 

[--] Disneyland: Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter

13-Apr-1955 (original broadcast 15Dec54)

 

[--] Disneyland: The Story of Donald Duck (aka The Donald Duck Story)

20-Apr-1955 (original broadcast 17Nov54)

 

[--] Disneyland: Davy Crockett Goes to Congress

27-Apr-1955 (original broadcast 26Jan55)

 

[--] Disneyland: Davy Crocket at the Alamo

11-May-1955 (original broadcast 23Feb55)

 

[--] Disneyland: Mr. Toad/The Reluctant Dragon

18-May-1955 (original broadcast 02Feb55)

 

[--] Disneyland: The Story of Dogs

25-May-1955 (original broadcast 01Dec54)

 

[--] Disneyland: Beaver Valley/Cameras in Africa (aka Adventureland)

01-Jun-1955 (original broadcast 29Dec54)

 

1.21 [--] Disneyland: THE PRE-OPENING REPORT FROM DISNEYLAND

13-Jul-1955

Narrated by Winston Hibler

*Note: Looking at the final touches of the Magic Kingdom before its Grand Opening.

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