Monday, March 3, 2008

The Wonderful World Of Color- NBC-September 24, 1961

From "VaultDisney" on YouTube..The extended opening, only used once (on the premiere)..of Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color"..ABC had aired "Disneyland" since 1954 but had refused to commit to Color TV fast enough for Walt Disney, so in September, 1961 the show moved over to NBC, where it became the foundation for NBC's Sunday night Schedule until Fall 1981. The show maintained an on/off schedule until 2005 on ABC, NBC or CBS..Ironiically, it was a large investment from ABC-TV that got the first Disneyland theme park off the ground in the 1950's..Disney ended up buying the ABC Network in 1997..

1 comment:

  1. The singers sound very much like the Ray Charles singers, the chorus that used to sing with Perry Como.