The program Disneyland debuted on October 27, 1954 and quickly became the first series for ABC's to acheive top ten status in ratings.
Last Episode08x14 Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates:… Aired: Jan. 14, 1962
Series Fun Facts
- NBC was loyal to the show throughout the 1960s and most of the 1970s, but by 1979, ratings were declining, and they demanded changes in the format. The studio updated the visual look of the…
[show]NBC was loyal to the show throughout the 1960s and most of the 1970s, but by 1979, ratings were declining, and they demanded changes in the format. The studio updated the visual look of the show with a disco theme song and a fancier opening sequence. This convinced NBC to renew the show until 1981. But the ratings did not improve and NBC canceled it. CBS then picked it up and featured an even more elaborate opening sequence using then-state-of-the art computer graphics. Disney canceled the show in 1983 due to the start of The Disney Channel. The show was revived in 1986 on ABC then moved to NBC in 1988. It was canceled in 1990 after 36 consecutive seasons on network television. In 1997, the show was revived by ABC as The Wonderful World of Disney.
- Some of the segments produced for this series would be released as shorts in international markets.
- Walt Disney's last opening comments aired in "A Salute to Alaska", in April 1967, five months after he had passed away.