Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Pictures, Circa 1977. Black-and-white still photograph from an early episode of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (1954-1992), struck from a new negative in 1977 per the reference number on the negative, which reads "television-SPEC.77 / 1054-8006."

The original series premiered in 1954 on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as "Disneyland," aired in black-and-white, and became "Walt Disney Presents" (1958). Re-titled "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (1961) and later "The Wonderful World of Disney" (1972-1979, 1986-1987, 1994-2009), each show was hosted by Disney himself, and featured animated shorts, original Disney feature one-hour edits, and documentary information about Disneyland. In the mid 1970s, Walt Disney Productions was facing a decline in revenue (at this time the show moved from ABC to NBC), and the National Broadcasting Company was losing audiences overall, so the show would rerun older episodes and cartoon compilations. This still is presumed to be from a rerun special aired in 1977, the exact series episode yet undetermined.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine, with brief annotations in holograph pencil on the verso.


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