CTVA US Anthology - "Disneyland" (ABC) Season 3 (1956-57)

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 Season 3 (ABC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Wednesdays 7:30pm EST

 

3.01 [--] Disneyland: ANTARCTICA - PAST AND PRESENT

12-Sep-1956

 

3.02 [--] Disneyland: THE GREAT CAT FAMILY

19-Sep-1956 (rerun 13-Mar-57, 24-Dec-61)

Synopsis 1:

This cartoon documentary traces the ancient origins of the common cat.

 The story is told by two felines, a lion and a cat. They begin with the Egyptians,

who worshiped cats, continue to the dark ages when cats were condemned as evil spirits,

and bring the history up to date with the cat's present status as a household pet and

mouse catcher. Featured will be cartoon cats from the Disney Studios. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A large jungle man-eater and a small household mouser, tell the story of the

Great Cat family. The tabby tandem trace the history of the cat from the ancient days

 of Egypt when it was an object of worship to its current role as a pet. [RF]

 

3.03 [--] Disneyland: SEARCHING FOR NATURE'S MYSTERIES

26-Sep-1956

guest cast:

Winston Hibler

Donald Sykes

Fanny Crandall

Robert Crandall

 

3.04 [--] Disneyland: ROB ROY (Part 1)

03-Oct-1956

Adapted by Lawrence Edward Watkin

Based on Sir Walter Scott's novel

Directed by Harold French

starring

Richard Todd ....... Rob Roy MacGregor
Glynis Johns ....... Helen Mary MacPherson MacGregor
Michael Gough ...... Duke of Montrose
James Robertson .... Duke Campbell, of Argyll
Archie Duncan ...... Dugal MacGregor
Geoffrey Keen ...... Killearn
Jean Taylor Smith ...... Lady Margaret Campbell MacGregor, of Glengyll
Finlay Currie ...... Hamish MacPherson
Marjorie Fielding .. Maggie MacPherson
Eric Pohlmann ...... King George I
Ina De La Haye ..... The Countess
Michael Goodliffe .. Robert Walpole
Russell Waters ..... Hugh MacGregor
John McEnvoy ....... Nabby MacGregor
Stevenson Lang ..... Keith MacGregor
Synopsis:
Rob Roy, after leading the rebel forces in Scotland, is taken prisoner. [RF]
*Note: Released theatrically in 1954 as Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue.

 

3.05 [--] Disneyland: ROB ROY (Part 2)

10-Oct-1956

same as above

 

3.06  [--] Disneyland: GOOFY'S CAVALCADE OF SPORTS

17-Oct-1956

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

 

3.07 [--] Disneyland: BEHIND THE CAMERAS AT LAPLAND / ALASKAN ESKIMO

24-Oct-1956

Narrated by Winston Hibler

Summary:

The story of life in the Arctic climate of Lapland. The country is largely made

 up of nomadic tribes who follow the reindeer herds, spending their winters

in the lowlands and summers in the western mountains. [RF]

 

3.08 [--] Disneyland: THE PLAUSIBLE IMPOSSIBLE

31-Oct-1956

Summary:

Walt Disney talks about the ancient Egyptian's belief in creatures with human bodies

but the heads of animals and birds, the Chinese with their dragons and the

ancient Greek's belief in centaurs. [RF]

 

3.09 [--] Disneyland: CAMERAS IN SAMOA /  THE HOLLAND STORY

07-Nov-1956

 

3.10 [--] Disneyland: ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL

14-Nov-1956

starring

Fess Parker ........ John 'Doc' Grayson

Sebastian Cabot ........ Bissonette

Jeff York ........ Hank Breckinridge

Kathleen Crowley ........ Laura Thompson

Iron Eyes Cody ........ Chief Many Stars

Phyllis Coates ........ Mrs. Martin

Morgan Woodward ........ Obie Foster

Roy Gordon ........ Judge Foster

Leslie Bradley ........ Spencer Armitage

David Stollery ........ Dan Thompson

Synopsis:

Pioneer families, accompanied by Doc Grayson, the frontier doctor set out

from Kansas City, Mo., to make their way to their new homes across 2000

 miles of perilous Indian country and unmarked trails. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Before a wagon train of settlers can even leave Kansas City for the lush country

of the Pacific Coast, they have to buy and pack supplies and make numerous other

preparations for survival. That's where tonight's true life adventure begins: in Kansas City

 amid the tumult and excitement of families destined to spend six long months together

traveling through perilous Indian country and unmarked trails to their new home, 2000 miles

 from Missouri. Fess Parker, acts both as narrator and star, playing Doc Grayson, the

 frontier doctor who accompanies the pioneers on their hazardous journey. Among the

important people on the trip are Hank Breckenridge, the frontier scout; Bissonette, a

French-Canadian fur trapper; and Many Moons, an Indian medicine man, who the settlers

hope will aid them in any trouble with Indian tribes along the way. [RF]
*Two new songs will be introduced, "Westward Ho, the wagons!" and "Pioneers' Prayer".

 

3.11 [--] Disneyland: AT HOME WITH DONALD DUCK (film)

21-Nov-1956

Summary:

Donald Duck has forgotten his birthday, but his nephews Huey, Louie and Dewey

 haven't. Old films that will be shown include: 1. "Mickey Mouse and the Baby Seal"

2. "Goofy and the Wild Ducks" 3. "Pluto As A Musician" 4. The Mouseketeers and the

Firehouse Five Plus Two (from "Mickey Mouse Club") 5. "Donald Duck As A Sea Captain". [RF]

 

28Nov1956 Treasure Island Part 1 rebroadcast from 05Jan55.

05Dec1956 Treasure Island Part 2 rebroadcast from 12Jan55.

 

3.12 [--] Disneyland: PLUTO'S DAY

12-Dec-1956

Synopsis:

Mickey's pet pooch gets a whole show devoted to him today, as we follow Pluto

through various cartoon adventures. Poor Pluto keeps getting into all kinds

of trouble with bulldogs, a mother hen, chipmunks and finally an octopus! [RF]

 

3.13 [--] Disneyland: YOUR HOST, DONALD DUCK

16-Jan-1957 (rerun 20Jul57)

Synopsis:

Donald asks Walt Disney whether he may emcee a show, but Disney is reluctant

because of Donald's squeaky voice. But nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie help

their uncle out and Donald gets his chance to emcee. [RF]

 

3.14 [--] Disneyland: OUR FRIEND THE ATOM

23-Jan-1957 (rerun 24Apr57)

Narrator: Dr. Heinz Haber, Disney's chief scientific consultant

Summary:

The story of atomic energy, past, present, and future is told through animated

cartoons in the fable "The Fisherman and the Genie". A fisherman discovers a bottle

in the sea and opens it to let out a mighty genie. Similarly, man discovers the atom

and unleashes its great power. Cartoons show how the atom is used to drive ships

and planes, and as a source of electrical power. Finally, through its use in medicine,

atomic radioactivity helps to reduce suffering. [RF]

 

3.15 [--] Disneyland: ALL ABOUT MAGIC

30-Jan-1957

Written by Erdman Penner, Perce Pearce, Milta Banta and Ralph Wright
Directed by Hamilton Luske
Director of photography Gordon Avil
Music by Paul Smith
Hosted by Walt Disney
starring
Hans Conried ...... The Face in the Mirror

 

3.16 [--] Disneyland: TRICKS OF OUR TRADE

13-Feb-1957

Written by Ted Sears, Dick Huemer and Mel Shaw
Directed by James Algar, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske
Director of photography Charles P. Boyle
Music by Joseph Dubin
Hosted by Walt Disney
starring
Jack Boyd
Marc Davis
Ollie Johnston
Milt Kahl
Dan MacManus
Joshua Meador
Helene Stanley
Frank Thomas
Billy House

 

3.17 [--] Disneyland: THE CRISLER STORY / PROWLERS OF THE EVERGLADES

27-Feb-1957

Producer Ben Sharpsteen
Written by James Algar and Dwight Hauser
Directed by James Algar
Director of photography Herb and Lois Crisler
Music by Anthony Gerard

Synopsis:

The tasks of naturalist photographers in filming wild life in its natural habitat

are revealed in this two-part program. [RF]

 

3.18 [--] Disneyland: MAN IN FLIGHT

06-Mar-1957 (rerun 02Apr58)

Synopsis 1:
A combination of animated cartoons and live-action segments is used to show the

 progress in man's attempts throughout the world to fly freely through the air. From

 the earliest legends to our current jets, aerial pioneers like the Wright Brother, Santos-Dumont,

 Voisin, Rowe, Bleriot, C.W. Rolls and Ely have contributed to the story of aviation. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The progress of aviation is traced from the earliest legends of man's attempt to fly

to today's modern jets. The achievements and contributions of aviators throughout the world

are shown including the Wright Brothers, Santos-Dumont, C.W. Rolls and others.

Cartoon sequences are integrated with historical film. [RF]

 

[--] Disneyland: The Great Cat Family

13-Mar-1957 (rerun original airdate 19-Sep-56)

 

3.19 [--] Disneyland: THE ADVENTURE STORY

20-Mar-1957 (rerun 08Sep57)

starring
Pinto Colvig .... Goofy (voice)

Synopsis:

The saga of Walt Disney's Goofy, as told by Papa Goofy to his son.

Tracing the Goofy clan back through the ages, we see some of

their ancestors as bold seafaring men, brave knights, fearless

gladiators, game hunters, toreadors, artists and scientists.

There's even a black sheep in the Goofy family - Black Goof

the Pirate, feared throughout the seven seas.

 

3.20 [--] Disneyland: DONALD'S AWARD

27-Mar-1957

Animated

Written by Bill Berg, Albert Bertino, Dave Detiege, Nick George, Roy Williams and Joseph Dubin
Directed by Jack Hannah and Jack King
Music by Paul J. Smith and Oliver Wallace
starring
Walt Disney ..... Himself
Pinto Colvig .... Pluto (voice)
Cliff Edwards ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice)

 

3.21 [--] Disneyland: DISNEYLAND, THE PARK / PECOS BILL (film)

03-Apr-1957

starring

Roy Rogers

Luana Patten

Bobby Driscoll

Sons of the Pioneers

Summary:

Viewers are taken on a helicopter flight over the 160-acre park in Anaheim,

California, and see on-the-ground close-ups of Adventureland, Tomorrowland,

Fantasyland, and Frontierland. Walt Disney also shows how the amusement and

educational area developed from orange-grove acreage. In Frontierland the Golden

Horseshoe Dance Hall is dedicated to the memory of Pecos Bill. With song and dialog,

cowboy star Roy Rogers narrates the legend, which is presented partly through

live action, partly through animation. The Sons of the Pioneers, vocal group, sing the

 theme song "Blue Shadows". Luana Patten and Bobby Driscoll play the youngsters. [RF]

 

3.22 [--] Disneyland: PEOPLE OF THE DESERT

10-Apr-1957

 

3.23 [--] Disneyland: MORE ABOUT THE SILLY SYMPHONIES

17-Apr-1957

 

[--] Disneyland: Our Friend the Atom

24-Apr-1957 (original broadcast 23-Jan-57)

 

3.24 [--] Disneyland: THE YELLOWSTONE STORY / BEAR COUNTRY

01-May-1957 (rerun 24Jul57)

written and directed by James Algar.
Segment "The Yellostone Story" narrated by James Algar
Segment "Bear Country" narrated by Winston Hibler
Synopsis:

As a prolog to the Oscar-winning "Bear Country", viewers are taken on a scenic trip through

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, showing the mammoth hot springs, grand loop highway,

 geysers, canyons, waterfalls, rivers and mountains and the North American black bear. [RF]

*Note TV Guide has a very interesting article on a Disney artists' look at TV in 1984.

TV Guide edition July 20-26, 1957 Julius La Rosa on cover.

 

[--] Disneyland: At Home With Donald Duck

08-May-1957 (original broadcast 21-Nov-56)

 

3.25 [--] Disneyland: THE LIBERTY STORY

29-May-1957

 

3.26 [--] Disneyland: ANTARCTICA, OPERATION DEEP FREEZE

05-Jun-1957

 

[--] Disneyland: The Adventure Story
08Sep57 (rerun from 20-Mar-1957)

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