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A Backstage Party (1961)

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Published on Dec 30, 2012

No copyright infringement is intended with this, or any other video I upload. The purpose of uploading this video is for the viewing pleasure for those that watch it.

This episode is called "A Backstage Party".

In 1961, Walt Disney released "Babes in Toyland", and to celebrate the occasion, a party took place backstage, and Amerrica was invited, although it took longer than usual to find Walt, due to a little detour the gate officer arranged. But after Walt was found, we got to see some of the sets for the movie that had not yet been torn down, including the automated factory and the "Land of No Return". After that, we see the dance at the end.

With "things to do", Walt Disney then turns the program over to Annette Funicello, perhaps the most famous of all the original Mousketeers, who converses with a number of the main stars of the picture. Throughout the program, we see clips of the movie, as well as the roles the main stars play in the movie.

Other notable things seen is Ed Wynn getting an award celebrating 60 years in the entertainment field, and Jack Donohue getting an unlikely surprise for his directing work at the end of the program.

And for comic relief, there is Sylvester the Goose throwing some one-liners, and Henry Calvin, perhaps the heaviest man ever in the entertainment field at that time, having fun with Ann Jillian at the piano.

All rights and credits go to the Walt Disney Company and those that created the video and audio, including the music used in the program. That includes the Disney Channel, as I recorded this program from their Vault Disney block more than a decade ago.

If there are any others who I'm forgetting, please let me know so I can add them to the list of those to credit.

There's a chance that this video will either be taken down, not allowed up, or I'll be asked to take it down. If I'm asked to, I will take it down.

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