CTVA US Anthology - "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (NBC) Season 8 (1961-62)

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 Season 8 (NBC) (1961-62)
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Network change to NBC Sundays 7:30 pm EST

 

8.01 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: AN ADVENTURE IN COLOR / MATHEMAGIC LAND

24-Sep-1961 NBC Sun

Synopsis:

Prof. Ludwig Von Drake, an uncle from the Continental branch of the familiar

Donald Duck clan. First, the Professor explores the origins of color, including in his

demonstration some songs he wrote for the occasion" "The Green with Envy,

Red with Anger, Purple with Passion Blues" and "The Spectrum Song".

Then learned Ludwig presents nephew Donald in "An Adventure in Mathmagic Land",

 an animated history of mathematics. Donald discovers that math is found in just about

everything, and he talks to zany reincarnations of all the famous mathematicians from

Ancient Greece to modern America.

In the coming weeks, this hour long film will present a variety of cartoons, nature

and adventure stories, classics and musicals. [RF]

 

8.02 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE HORSEMASTERS (Part 1)

01-Oct-1961 (rerun 04Jun67)

Written by William Fairchild

Based on the novel by Don Stanford

Directed by William Fairchild

cast:

Annette Funicello .... Dinah Wilcox
Tommy Kirk ........... Danny Grant
John Fraser .......... David Lawford
Janet Munro .......... Janet Hale
Tony Britton ......... Major George Brooke
Donald Pleasence ..... Captain Pinski
Harry Lockart ........ Vincenzo Lalli
Colin Gordon ......... Mr. Ffolliott
Anthony Nicholls ..... Hardy Cole
Jean Marsh ........... Andrienne
Lisa Madron .......... Ingrid
Penelope Horner ...... Penny
Millicent Martin ..... Joan
Synopsis:
A teenage American equestrienne endures the rigid discipline of an

English riding school to overcome a fear of jumping. [RF]

 

8.03 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE HORSEMASTERS, TALLY HO! (Part 2)

08-Oct-1961

same as above

Summary:

Janet and David are entered in the Hunter Trials, a riding

and jumping competition. Naturally Janet wants to win, but she balks at the

 tradition that says the winner must sell his horse. [RF]

 

8.04 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: CHICO, THE MISMATCHED COYOTE

15-Oct-1961

Synopsis:
The story of an intelligent coyote who escapes man's shackles to roam

 the range with his mate Tula and their pup, Chicoyito. [RF]

 

8.05 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE HUNTING INSTINCT

22-Oct-1961

Synopsis:

Professor Ludwig Von Drake pays a return visit and proceeds to lecture

on "The Hunting Instinct". With the help of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse,

Goofy and an insect named Herman (described as a bottle beetle),

Von Drake shows that man is hunting most of the time. [RF]

 

[--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: preempted for World of Bob Hope Special

29-Oct-1961

 

8.06 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: INSIDE DONALD DUCK

05-Nov-1961 (rerun 10Sep78 as Donald Duck Quacks Up)
Synopsis:
Donald Duck Quacks Up features Prof. Ludwig Von Drake

as a child psychologist who makes a lengthy study of Donald's

ever-mischievous nephews Huey, Louie and Dewey. [RF]

 

8.07 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST (Part 1)

12-Nov-1961

Written by Lawrence Edward Watkin

Based on the novel by Conrad Richter

Directed by Herschel Daughtery

cast:

Fess Parker ........ Del Hardy

Wendell Corey ........ Wilse Owens

Joanne Dru ........ Milly Elder

James MacArthur ........ Johnny Butler/True Son

Jessica Tandy ........ Myra Butler

John McIntire ........ John Elder

Joseph Calleia ........ Chief Cuyloga

Carol Lynley ........ Shenandoe

Rafael Campos ........ Half Arrow

Frank Ferguson ........ Harry Butler

Dean Fredericks ........ Niskitoon

Marian Seldes ........ Kate Owens

Stephen Bekassy ........ Colonel Henry Bouquet

Sam Buffington ........ George Owens

Synopsis:

In New England in 1764, a white youth, raised by the Delaware Indians, must fight the

prejudice of the Indian hating settlers when he is returned to "civilization". [RF]

*Note: Theatrically released in 1958.

 

8.08 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST (Part 2)

19-Nov-1961

same as above.

 

8.09 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: HOLIDAY FOR HENPECKED HUSBANDS

26-Nov-1961

Synopsis:

Goofy the dog is looking forward to a weekend of golf. Then his wife hands him a

list of household chores, and he ends up swinging a rugbeater instead of a mashie.

 But suddenly Peter Pan Goofy appears before Goofy's eyes and transforms

 the rug into a flying carpet. [RF]

 

8.10 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: A FIRE CALLED JEREMIAH

03-Dec-1961

Synopsis:
A documentary from 1961 about smoke jumpers. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A story of a raging forest fire and the battle to subdue it.

 

8.11 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: KIDS IS KIDS

10-Dec-1961

 

8.12 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: BACKSTAGE PARTY

17-Dec-1961

guest cast:

Walt Disney ........ Himself

Ray Bolger ........ Himself

Annette Funicello ........ Herself

Tommy Kirk ........ Himself

Ann Jillian ........ Herself

Ed Wynn ........ Himself

Tommy Sands ........ Himself

Henry Calvin ........ Himself

Jack Donohue ........ Himself

Mary McCarty ........ Herself

Gene Sheldon ........ Himself

 

[--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: The Great Cat Family

24-Dec-1961 (original broadcast 19-Sep-1956)

 

8.13 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE SILVER SKATES (Part 1)

07-Jan-1962

guest cast:

Rony Zeander ........ Hans Brinker

Carin Rossby ........ Gretel Brinker

Lennart Klefbom ........ Ludwig Schimmel

Gunilla Jelf ........ Hilda Van Gleck

Erik Strandmark ........ Raff Brinker

 

8.14 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE SILVER SKATES (Part 2)

14-Jan-1962 (rerun 02May65)

guest cast:

Rony Zeander ........ Hans Brinker

Carin Rossby ........ Gretel Brinker

Lennart Klefbom ........ Ludwig Schimmel

Gunilla Jelf ........ Hilda Van Gleck

Erik Strandmark ........ Raff Brinker

Synopsis:

Hans and his sister Gretel hope to pay for their father's operation by

winning the ice-skating race at Amsterdam.  [RF]

 

8.15 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: SANCHO, THE HOMING STEER (Part 1)

21-Jan-1962

 

8.16 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: SANCHO, THE HOMING STEER (Part 2)

28-Jan-1962

 

8.17 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: FANTASY ON SKIS

04-Feb-1962 (rerun 27Dec64)
cast:
Susie Wirth ......... Herself
Fred Iselin ......... Head of Ski Patrol
Synopsis:
Nine-year old Susie Wirth is determined to enter the Ski Festival at Aspen, Colorado,

but first she needs a pair of skis. In a dream sequence her dolls come to life on skis. [RF]

 

8.18 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: COMANCHE (Part 1)

18-Feb-1962

Written by Lewis R. Foster

Story by David Appel

Directed by Lewis R. Foster

guest cast:

Sal Mineo ........ White Bull

Philip Carey ........ Captain Myles Keogh

Jerome Courtland ........ Lt. Henry Nowlan

H.M. Wynant ........ Yellow Bull

Britt Lomond ........ General Custer

Rafael Campos ........ Strong Bear

Joy Page ........ Prairie Flower

Herbert Rudley ........ Captain Benteen

Sydney Smith ........ General Alfred Howe Terry

John War Eagle ........ Chief Sitting Bull

Gregg Martell ........ Corporal Korn

Slim Pickens ........ Ace

Robert 'Buzz' Henry ........ Lt. Crittenden

 

8.19 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: COMANCHE (Part 2)

25-Feb-1962 (24Apr66 rebroadcast)

Written by Lewis R. Foster

Story by David Appel

Directed by Lewis R. Foster

guest cast:

Sal Mineo ....... White Bull

Philip Carey ....... Captain Myles Keogh

Jerome Courtland ....... Lt. Henry Nowlan

H.M. Wynant ....... Yellow Bull

Britt Lomond ....... General Custer

Rafael Campos ...... Strong Bear

Joy Page ...... Prairie Flower

Herbert Rudley ...... Captain Benteen

Sydney Smith ..... General Alfred Howe Terry

John War Eagle ..... Chief Sitting Bull

Gregg Martell ..... Corporal Korn

Slim Pickens ..... Ace

Robert 'Buzz' Henry ..... Lt. Crittenden

Synopsis:

The stallion Tonka Wakan is captured and sold to Cavalry officer Myles Keogh,

who renames the horse, Comanche and rides off to join General Custer. [RF]

*Released as a movie in 1958 called "Tonka".

** Also known as "A Horse Named Comanche".

 

8.20 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: CARNIVAL TIME

04-Mar-1962

 

8.21 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Part 1)

11-Mar-1962 NBC Sun (Rerun 16-Apr-1967)

Adapted by Jack Whittingham
Based on Mark Twain's novel
Directed by Don Chaffey

Director of photography Paul Beeson
Music by Tristram Cary
Editor Peter Boita
Filmed in England
guest cast:
Guy Williams ......... Miles Hendon
Sean Scully .......... Prince Edward/Tom
Donald Houston ....... John Canty
Nigel Green .......... The Ruffler
Richard O'Sullivan ... Hugo
Niall MacGinnis ...... Father Andrew
Dorothy Alison ....... Mrs. Canty
Peter Butterworth .... Will the Knifegrinder
Paul Rogers .......... Henry VIII
Jane Asher ........... Lady Jane Grey
Sheila Allen ......... Princess Mary
Charles Heslop ....... Old Gentleman
Katya Douglas ........ Princess Elizabeth
Martin Boddey ........ Waterman
Synopsis:
In England, during the year of 1537, two boys are born at the same hour -

Prince Edward Tudor, only heir of King Henry VIII, and Tom Canty, pauper.

When the boys are 13, they meet one day outside Westminster Palace

 and are amazed to find they look alike. Then Edward gets a grand idea:

Why don't they trade places for a while? [RF]
 

8.22 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Part 2)

18-Mar-1962 (Rerun 23-Apr-1967)

same as above

Synopsis:

Three part adaptation of Mark Twain's classic. Part Two: While the Prince makes his way

among ruffians and cutthroats, the Pauper has difficulty adapting to court life at the palace. [RF]

 

8.23 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Part 3)

25-Mar-1962 (Rerun 30-Apr-1967)

same as above

Synopsis:
Soldier of fortune Miles Hendon takes up the cause of a beggar lad who

claims to be heir to the throne - while preparations proceed to

crown pauper Tom Canty as Edward VI. [RF]

 

8.24 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: SPY IN THE SKY

01-Apr-1962

 

8.25 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: VON DRAKE IN SPAIN

08-Apr-1962

 

8.26 [--] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: DISNEYLAND AFTER DARK

15-Apr-1962

guest cast:

Louis Armstrong ........ Himself

Bobby Burgess ........ Himself

Richard Dreyfuss ........ Himself

Annette Funicello ........ Herself

Monette Moore ........ Herself

Bobby Rydell ........ Himself

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