CTVA US Anthology - "Disneyland" (ABC) Season 2 (1955-56)

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 Season 2 (ABC) (1955-56)
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ABC Wednesdays 7:30pm EST

 

2.01 [--] Disneyland: DUMBO

14-Sep-1955

story by Otto Englander

based on the book by Helen Aberson

directed by Ben Sharpsteen  

Music: George Bruns, Piano conductor

Narrated by John McLeish

Voices:

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

21-Sep-1955

guest cast:

James Alger

Synopsis:

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

28-Sep-1955

 written by Winston Hibler & Jack Speirs
directed by Hamilton Luske
director of photography Bert Glennon
Music by Joseph S. Dubin
Narrated by Dinah Shore
cast:
Cliff Edwards ..... the voice of Jiminy Cricket
Summary:
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)

Adventureland episode.

(1) Sardinia

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.

(2) Morocco

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

12-Oct-1955

written by Carl Cons and Lloyd L. Richardson
directed by Hamilton S. Luske
cast:
James Macdonald ....... the voice of Mickey Mouse post 1947
Clarence Nash ......... the voice of Donald Duck
Pinto Colvig ....... the voice of Goofy
Summary:
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
Summary:
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]
Synopsis:
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

26-Oct-1955

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)

02-Nov-1955

written by Lawrence Edward Watkin

directed by Ken Annakin

guest cast:

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

Synopsis:

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)

09-Nov-1955

same as above

Synopsis:

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)

guest cast:

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

Summary:

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]

Synopsis:
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

23-Nov-1955

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

Summary:

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

30-Nov-1955

Hosted & Narrated by Walt Disney

Summary:

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

07-Dec-1955

cast:
Pinto Colvig ...... the Voice of Goofy

 

2.14 [--] Disneyland: DAVY CROCKETT: DAVY CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES

14-Dec-1955

guest cast:

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
Synopsis:
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

28-Dec-1955

guest cast:

Ward Kimball

 

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

guest cast:

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

Synopsis:

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
Synopsis:
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)

guest cast:

David Stollery....... Young Joel
Jonathan Hale ....... J.A. Turner
Sam McDaniel ........ Herbert

Harry Shannon

Barbara Woodell

Synopsis:

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

01-Feb-1956

guest cast:

Jimmy Dodd

Clarence Nash

Annette Funicello

Sharon Baird

Bobby Burgess

Cubby O'Brien

Doreen Tracey

Synopsis:

The Mouseketeers celebrate a day in the life of Donald Duck. [RF]

 

2.20 [--] Disneyland: SURVIVAL IN NATURE

08-Feb-1956

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

29-Feb-1956

Synopsis:

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

07-Mar-1956

Synopsis:

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

14-Mar-1956

Narrated by Winston Hibler

Summary:
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
Synopsis:
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?

04-Apr-1956

Music: Oliver Wallace

guest cast:

Kirk Douglas

Ollie Johnston

Ward Kimball

 

11Apr56 The Story of the Silly Symphony originally aired 19Oct55.

 

2.27 [--] Disneyland: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FESS PARKER

30-May-1956

Host Fess Parker

guest cast:

Jeffrey Hunter

Jeff York

John Lupton

Eddie Firestone

Kenneth Toby

*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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