Walt Disney provided ABC with a weekly hour-long television program in exchange for funding for the construction of Disneyland. The show was also called Disneyland. This episode is about space travel
Curated by The Sadnesses
Total Runtime: 0:49:23
Walt Disney began hosting his own television show for ABC in 1954 in an unusual contract: Disney provided ABC with a weekly hour-long television program in exchange for funding for the construction of Disneyland. As a result, the television show was also originally named Disneyland. The anthology series has since gone through a number of name changes over the years: Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, The Wonderful World of Disney, Disney's Wonderful World, Walt Disney, The Disney Sunday Movie, and The Magical World of Disney. The series spanned an incredible 54 years—13 seasons of which were hosted by Walt Disney, himself.
With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated.