Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954; the show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently; the program resumed a regular schedule in 1997 on the ABC fall schedule, coinciding with Disney's recent purchase of the network. From 1997 until 2008, the program aired on ABC. Since ABC has continued the series as an occasional special presentation from 2008 onward, the most recent being a holiday music special in November 2019; the show has had Walt Disney and former Disney Chairman Michael Eisner. The show is the second-longest-running primetime program on American television, behind its rival film anthology series, the Hallmark Hall of Fame, still on the air as of 2019.

Walt Disney's Disneyland 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 The Magical World of Disney The Wonderful World of Disney The anthology series was an outgrowth of Walt Disney looking for funding for Disneyland with his brother Roy Disney approaching all the big-three networks with American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres taking the deal for programming for ABC. Although Walt Disney was the first major film producer to venture into television, two established independent film producers ventured into television production before Disney, Hal Roach and Jerry Fairbanks. Disney wanted to produce a television program to finance the development of the Disneyland amusement park. After being turned down by both CBS and NBC, Disney signed a deal with ABC on March 29, 1954; the show contained teasers for Walt's park, as well as episodes representing life in one of the park's main sections: Adventureland, Tomorrowland and Frontierland, with the opening titles used from its inception until the show's move to NBC in 1961, showing the entrance to Disneyland itself, as well as the four aforementioned lands, one of, identified as the main feature of that evening's program.

"Davy Crockett" and other pioneers of the Old West, American history in general, appeared in "Frontier Land". 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea might be the focus of an evening spent in "Adventure Land", although a documentary on the film could be presented as a topic for such episodes, including clips from the actual film. Topics for "Fantasy Land" would include either actual cartoons, animated films, or documentaries on "The Making of...". The multiplane camera used to create the three-dimensional effects of Bambi was as a topic for a "Fantasy Land"-set telecast. In one episode, four different artists were given the task of drawing the same tree, with each artist using his own preferred ways of drawing and imagining a tree. "Tomorrow Land" was an opportunity for the Disney studio staff to present cutting-edge science and technology, to predict possible futures, such as futuristic automobiles and highways. This format remained unchanged through the 1980s, though new material was scarce in years.

Other episodes were segments from Disney films such as Seal Island and Alice in Wonderland, or cartoons of Donald Duck and other Disney standbys. The program spawned the Davy Crockett craze of 1955 with the airing of a three-episode series about the historical American frontiersman, starring Fess Parker in the title role. Millions of dollars of merchandise relating to the title character were sold, the theme song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett", became a hit record that year. Three based hour-long programs aired during late 1954/early 1955, were followed up by two dramatized installments the following year; the TV episodes were edited into two theatrical films. On July 17, 1955, the opening of Disneyland was covered on a live television special, Dateline: Disneyland, not technically considered to be part of the series, it was hosted by Art Linkletter, with whom Walt Disney had worked out a deal prior to the opening to allow Linkletter to lease a shop on Main Street in return for the broadcast.

Art Linkletter was assisted by Bob Cummings and Ronald Reagan, the program featured various other guests, including various appearances of Walt himself as he dedicated the various lands of Disneyland. In 1958, the series was moved to a Friday-night timeslot. During this iteration, The Peter Tchaikovsky Story, a


Parakysis is a genus of catfishes of the family Akysidae. It includes six species. Parakysis species are found in small forest streams of Sundaic Southeast Asia. P. anomalopteryx originates from the Kapuas River basin in western Borneo. P. grandis inhabits the Kapuas and Kuching River basins in Borneo and Deli and Batang Hari basins in Sumatra. P. longirostris is distributed in Singapore, peninsular Malaysia, the Riau Archipelago. P. verrucosus is known from the Riau Archipelago. The discovery of P. notialis in 2003 expanded the known range of Parakysis species to the Barito River basin in southern Borneo. They are cryptically colored fishes that have a rugose skin with tubercles all over the body, branched mandibular barbels, a long, low adipose ridge, a forked caudal fin. Parakysis species characteristically have pigmented lateral lobes of the lower lip, they are distinguished from Akysis by well-developed barbels, absence of teeth on the palatine, non-serrated pectoral and dorsal spines, the apparent absent of the lateral line.

They range in size from 2.0–6.2 centimetres SL. P. anomalopteryx is found in small forest streams. P. longirostris occurs in clumps of vegetation in streams with flowing waters. It is sympatric with P. verrucosus. P. verrucosus is found in primary peat streams with dense litter falls. Parakysis anomalopteryx Roberts, 1989 Parakysis grandis Ng & Lim, 1995 Parakysis hystriculus Ng, 2009 Parakysis longirostris Ng & Lim, 1995 Parakysis notialis Ng & Kottelat, 2003 Parakysis verrucosus Herre, 1940


Pedreña is a village in the municipality of Marina de Cudeyo, northern Spain. As of 2010, its population was 1,454. Although located 18 kilometres from Santander by road, it lies on a peninsula only about 2 kilometres across the bay from Santander, separated from land to the east by the mouth of the Miera River. Pedreña and other parts of Santander Bay can be reached by boats which leave from Santander at regular intervals; the most famous son of Pedreña is golfer Seve Ballesteros. Pedreña Cemetery is located in the ruins of the ancient parish church; the church was under the patronage of San Pedro de Ambojo. This name appears in several documents to refer to the current location of Pedreña; this medieval church is dated to the 15th century. During the Spanish Civil War the church was left as a ruin; the golf course, Real Golf de Pedreña, lies on the coast to the east of the village and opened in 1928 with fine views of the bay of Santander. In 1983, during development works, several slab tombs revealed a collection of some 72 silver medieval coins, which have been dated between the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries.

This important "hoard" is preserved in the Regional Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology and the cemetery was declared a site of Cultural Interest in 2002. The present parish church, Iglesia de San Pedro was built in 1950s and its construction attempted to revive elements of traditional religious architecture in the area; the work of the church belongs to the artist and painter Santander Fernando Calderon, inspired by Byzantine frescoes. The main festival held here is San Pedro Pedreña, a festival with great tradition, it is attended by many people from both the municipality and other surrounding towns, on 29 June every year, near the golf course. Fishing is popular in Pedreña. Pedreña lies on a peninsula only about 2 kilometres across the bay from Santander; the main road through the village is the CA-141 which connects it to village of Somo just across the mouth of the Miera River to the east of the village. Rubayo lies along 3 kilometres to the south of the village. A small marina lies on the sea front, 20 metres from the golf course and a regatta is held.

Real Golf de Pedreña Puerto Deportivo de Marina Pedreña Iglesia parroquial de San Pedro Casa de los Padres Jesuitas o del Conde Portillo Casa de Nocedal Escuelas Golfer Seve Ballesteros was born and died in Pedreña. He learned the game while playing on the beaches near his home, at the time while he was supposed to be in school using a 3-iron given to him by his older brother Manuel when he was eight years old. Born or living in this village were golfers Ramón Sota Ocejo, an uncle of Ballesteros, José Manuel Carriles Corino, the hockey player Pilar González Noval and the basketball player David Doblas; the main avenue is named after Ballesteros