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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.
Aired on Wednesday, March 9th, 1955 on ABC at 7:30pm Aired on Wednesday, June 15th, 1955 on ABC at 7:30pm Aired on Wednesday, September 7th, 1955 on ABC at 7:30pm Aired on Friday, September 18th, 1959 on ABC at 8:00pm (under the heading of Walt Disney Presents)