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Season 2 (ABC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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######### Disneyland ###########
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ABC Wednesdays 7:30pm EST
2.01 [--] Disneyland: DUMBO
story by Otto Englander
based on the book by Helen Aberson
directed by Ben Sharpsteen
Music: George Bruns, Piano conductor
Narrated by John McLeish
Sterling Holloway ...... Mr. Stork
Herman Bing ..... Ringmaster
Harold Manley, Tony Neil, Chuck Stubbs ..... Boys
Malcolm Hutton ...... Skinny
Billy Bletcher ...... Clown
Verna Felton ....... Elephant Matriarch
Sarah Selby ....... Elephant
Margaret Wright ....... Casey Jr.
Billy Sheets ....... Joe
Edward Brophy ....... Timothy Q. Mouse
Jim Carmichael & Hall Johnson ...... Crows
*Note: Theatrically released in 1941.
2.02 [--] Disneyland: BEHIND THE TRUE-LIFE CAMERAS
For the second show in the new fall series we travel to Adventureland for a visit
with "The Olympic Elk". We see the entire Disney true-life feature of that name,
recording the habits of the elk in the Olympic peninsula area of the state of Washington.
Then we pay a visit "behind the true-life cameras", and watch the filming of the forthcoming
Disney films, "African Lion", filmed on the Dark Continent, and "Secrets of Life",
filmed in its entirety in the Florida Everglades. [RF]
2.03 [--] Disneyland: JIMINY CRICKET PRESENTS BONGO
written by Winston Hibler & Jack Speirs
directed by Hamilton Luske
director of photography Bert Glennon
Music by Joseph S. Dubin
Narrated by Dinah Shore
Cliff Edwards ..... the voice of Jiminy Cricket
Jiminy Cricket narrates the story of Bongo the Wonder Bear whose
amazing circus act has made him a superstar. [RF]
2.04 [--] Disneyland: PEOPLE AND PLACES- TIBURON, SARDINIA, MOROCCO/ ICEBREAKERS
05-Oct-1955 (rebroadcast 04Jul56)
We see how the hardy Mediterranean islanders have conquered their bleak
and rocky surroundings. Features include the seasonal tuna run, the long-haired
sheep and the musical close of the Sardinian workers' day.
We see the mysterious 'Blue Men', so called because of the Indigo dye of their
turbans and robes rubs off on the skin of these desert dwellers. (film) [RF]
2.05 [--] Disneyland: THE ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE
written by Carl Cons and Lloyd L. Richardson
directed by Hamilton S. Luske
James Macdonald ....... the voice of Mickey Mouse post 1947
Clarence Nash ......... the voice of Donald Duck
Pinto Colvig ....... the voice of Goofy
Walt Disney takes a look at the career of Mickey Mouse through a collection of short cartoons.
*Note: Reaired 20Jan1980 & 07Sep1980 as Mickey's Greatest Adventures
without the Walt Disney narration. [RF]
2.06 [--] Disneyland: THE STORY OF THE SILLY SYMPHONY
19-Oct-1955 (rerun 11Apr56)
Walt Disney Narrates
A collection of cartoon shorts that were originally released between 1929 and 1937.
Walt talks about their conception and how it paved the
way for future features.
Included are: "The Skeleton Dance", "The Old Mill", "The Tortoise and the Hare",
"The Country Cousin", "The Three Little
Pigs" and "Flowers and Trees".
*Note: The Academy Award-winning Silly Symphony "Flowers And Trees"
was the first cartoon to use color. [RF]
An all-cartoon program. Seen in their entirety will be "The Practical Pig"
and "Little Hiawatha" plus three Academy Award winners: "The Three Orphan Kittens".
"The Old Mill", and "Ferdinand the Bull". Two early cartoons, "Plow Boy" and
"Flowers and Trees", are contrasted with scenes from the forthcoming
full-length cartoon "Sleeping Beauty". [RF]
2.07 [--] Disneyland: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame
directed by James Algar
Narrated by Bing Crosby
2.08 [--] Disneyland: THE STORY OF ROBIN HOOD (Part 1)
written by Lawrence Edward Watkin
directed by Ken Annakin
Richard Todd ...... Robin Hood
Joan Rice ...... Maid Marian
Peter Finch .......Sheriff of Nottingham
James Hayter ...... Friar Tuck
James Robertson ..... Little John
Martita Hunt ...... Queen Eleanor
Hubert Gregg ....... Prince John
Bill Owen ....... Stutely
Reginald Tate ....... Hugh Fitzooth
Anthony Eustrel ....... The Archbishop of Canterbury
Patrick Barr ....... King Richard I
Michael Hordern ........ Scathelock
Anthony Forwood ....... Will Scarlet
Part 1 of Walt's 1952 movie about the outlaw of Sherwood Forest in the days of
the Third Crusade. In the absence of King Richard, tyranny has spread over the land,
and Robin and his merry men combat it. [RF]
*Note: The 1952 Walt Disney movie is called, "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men."
2.09 [--] Disneyland: THE STORY OF ROBIN HOOD (Part 2)
same as above
Part 2 The Sheriff of Nottingham had sworn he would see Robin hanged.
Instead the rope's around the sheriff when the Merry Men capture him. [RF]
2.10 [--] Disneyland: DAVY CROCKETT: DAVY CROCKETT'S KEELBOAT RACE
16-Nov-1955 (Rebroadcast 25Jan56, 06Sep64)
Fess Parker ....... Davy Crockett
Buddy Ebsen ....... George Russel
Jeff York ...... Mike Fink
Kenneth Toby ......Jocko
Clem Bevans ...... Captain Cobb
Irvin Ashkenazi ..... Moose
Mort Mills ..... Sam Mason
Paul Newlan ..... Big Harp
Frank Richards .... Little Harp
Like Davy Crockett, Mike Fink was a genuine frontier hero whose career gave rise to
a good many legends. He referred to himself, it's said, as "King of the River, the original
ring-tailed roarer from the thunder and lightnin' country, a real snorter and head-buster
who can out-run, out-jump, out-swim, out-sing, out-dance, out-shoot, out-eat, out-drink,
out-talk, out-cuss, and out-fight ever'body on the Ohio and Mississippi put together."
Naturally when Mike and Davy meet there's bound to be fireworks.
Walt Disney shows Mike and Davy meeting up on the Ohio River where keelboatman Mike
tells Davy and his pal George Russel it will cost them $1000 for a boat trip to New Orleans.
This leads to a first-class race, Davy Crockett vs. Mike Fink, down the Ohio and Mississippi
Rivers from Maysville, Kentucky to New Orleans, with Davy's wits matched against Mike's
skullduggery all the way. [RF]
It depicts the contest between Davy and Mike Fink and their crews, who poled
their way from the Ohio River to the Mississippi delta with Davy
matching his wits against Mike's skullduggery.
*Note: Shot on location, the film boasts a new song, "King of the River", by the men
who wrote "The Ballad of Davy Crockett". [RF]
2.11 [--] Disneyland: THE STORY OF THE OLYMPIC ELK
Written and Directed by James Algar
Script by Winston Hibler and Ted Sears
Director of photography Herb & Lois Crisler
Music by Anthony Gerard
Narrated by Winston Hibler
We see the entire Disney true-life feature of that name, recording the habits of the
elk in the Olympic peninsula area of the state of Washington. Then we pay a visit
behind the true-life cameras, and watch the filming of Disney's films, "African Lion",
filmed on the Dark Continent, and "Secrets of Life", filmed in the Florida Everglades. [RF]
2.12 [--] Disneyland: THE STORY OF THE ANIMATED DRAWING
Hosted & Narrated by Walt Disney
Beginning with Leonardo da Vinci and bringing the story down to some of Walt's
current competitors, Paul Terry and Max Fleischer. As examples of how sound and
music were first integrated into his own animated cartoons, Walt shows "Steamboat Willie"
and "Skeleton Dance". Another feature will be the "Nutcracker Suite" segment, with music
by Tchaikovsky, from "Fantasia". Other illustrations of animated-cartoon history, with
and without sound: "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces", "Gertie the Dinosaur", "Tantalizing Fly",
"Colonel Heeza Liar", "Mutt and Jeff", "Bobby Bumps", "Farmer Al Falfa" and "Felix the Cat". [RF]
2.13 [--] Disneyland: THE GOOFY SUCCESS STORY
Pinto Colvig ...... the Voice of Goofy
2.14 [--] Disneyland: DAVY CROCKETT: DAVY CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES
Fess Parker ......... Davy Crockett
Buddy Ebsen ......... George Russel
Jeff York ........... Mike Fink
Kenneth Toby ........ Joko
Irvin Ashkenazy ..... Moose
Mort Mills .......... Sam Mason
Frank Richards ...... Little Harpe
Paul Newlan ......... Big Harpe
Hank Worden ......... the Fiddler
Walter Catlett ...... Colonel Plug
Davy allies with Mike Fink in cleaning out Cave-In Rock in Illinois.
Ohio River buccaneers use it as a hideout, and have
been using it for nearly 200 years. [RF]
2.15 [--] Disneyland: MAN AND THE MOON
2.16 [--] Disneyland: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER (Part 1)
04-Jan-1956 (rebroadcast 07Apr1963)
adapted by Lawrence Edward Watkin
based on the novel by Charles Major "The Sword and the Rose"
directed by Ken Annakin
Richard Todd ...... Charles Brandon
Glynis Johns ...... Mary Tudor
James Robertson-Justice ...... King Henry VIII
Michael Gough ...... Duke of Buckingham
Jane Barrett ....... Lady Margaret
Peter Copey ....... Sir Edwin Caskoden
Ernest Jay ........ Lord Chamberlain
D.A. Clarke-Smith ....... Cardinal Wolsey
Jean Mercure ..... Louis XII
Gerard Oury ....... Dauphin of France
Fernand Fabre ........ DeLongueville
Gaston Richer ......... Antoine Duprat
Rosalie Crutchley ......... Queen Katherine
Tells the story of Mary Tudor and her troubled path to true love.
*Note: Released theatrically in 1953 under the title "The Sword and the Rose",
this was edited down for television. [RF]
2.17 [--] Disneyland: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER (Part 2)
11-Jan-1956 (rebroadcast 14Apr1963)
same as above
English princess Mary Tudor and commoner Charles Brandon are captured as they
prepare to sail for America - and Mary agrees to wed the king of France to save her
beloved Brandon from execution. [RF]
2.18 [--] Disneyland: A TRIBUTE TO JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
18-Jan-1956 (rebroadcast 28Mar56, 30Jun56)
David Stollery....... Young Joel
Jonathan Hale ....... J.A. Turner
Sam McDaniel ........ Herbert
Joel Chandler was the creator of Uncle Remus and Br'er Rabbit. Part of the
show is devoted to the story of Harris's youth. [RF]
25Jan56 rebroadcast of Davy Crockett and the Keelboat Race originally aired 16Nov55.
2.19 [--] Disneyland: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DONALD DUCK
The Mouseketeers celebrate a day in the life of Donald Duck. [RF]
2.20 [--] Disneyland: SURVIVAL IN NATURE
Narrated by Winston Hibler
2.21 [--] Disneyland: OUR UNSUNG VILLAINS
15-Feb-1956 (rebroadcast 10Jun60)
As the slave of the Magic Mirror, Hans Conried introduces "Our Unsung Villains".
1. Captain Hook prepares to do battle with Peter Pan.
2. The Crocodile tries to seize Captain Hook.
3. The Big Bad Wolf uses his cunning on "The Three Little Pigs".
4. The wicked Queen schemes against Snow White. [RF]
2.22 [--] Disneyland: A TRIP THRU ADVENTURELAND / WATER BIRDS
The first is a trip through the Adventureland realm of Disneyland amusement park.
The tour includes a stop at the curio shops in the market place, and a ride down
on Adventureland River on the Jungle Boat.
Part 2 is the TV debut of the True Life Adventure film "Water Birds".
Winston Hibler narrates the story of these birds' feeding habits and courtships, all
over the world. [RF]
2.23 [--] Disneyland: ON VACATION
Walt Disney phones to say he's "On Vacation" and that Jiminy Crickett is
to produce the show. Jiminy has big troubles trying to do it, but before he's
done viewers have seen six Disney cartoons: "Canine Caddy", "Bumble Bee",
"Goody and Wilbur", "Dude Duck", "Mickey's Trailer" and "Hawaiian Holiday". [RF]
2.24 [--] Disneyland: STORMY THE THOROUGHBRED
Narrated by Winston Hibler
This 1954 featurette follows the adventures of a colt with a famous bloodline
who's purchased first by a rancher and then by a polo player. [RF]
2.25 [--] Disneyland: THE GOOFY SPORTS STORY
21-Mar-1956 (rebroadcast 02Aug59)
Voice of Goofy by Pinto Colvig
Disney's ever confused canine shows his ability as an athlete as he illustrates
the development of modern sports from their beginnings in Ancient Greece. Goofy is
seen as an Olympic champion, a skier, a gymnast and as a baseball and football player. [RF]
28Mar56 rebroadcast of A Tribute to Joel Chandler Harris originally aired 18Jan56.
2.26 [--] Disneyland: WHERE DO THE STORIES COME FROM?
Music: Oliver Wallace
11Apr56 The Story of the Silly Symphony originally aired 19Oct55.
2.27 [--] Disneyland: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FESS PARKER
Host Fess Parker
*Note: A look at Disney's upcoming movie "The Great Locomotive Chase".
This show reaired in May 7 & 14 1961 as "Andrews' Raiders."
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