I’m happy to announce another evening of Treasures from the Disney Vault on Turner Classic Movies beginning at 8pm EST/5pm PST Tuesday. I recorded my introductions to this selection of cartoons, features and TV episodes at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and again it provided a perfect backdrop. (I’ll be writing soon about the Museum’s current Pinocchio exhibit, which is a knockout.)
As usual, TCM has scheduled a variety of goodies in the latest Disney potpourri. If you’re a baby boomer, like me, you’ll enjoy revisiting Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap. If you’re a Disney aficionado you’ll want to check out Waking Sleeping Beauty, Don Hahn’s fascinating 2009 documentary about the renaissance of animation at the Burbank studio in the late 1980s and early ’90s—and why it went off-track.
There are Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies cartoons from the 1930s that are deserving of the word “classic” (including my all-time favorite, The Band Concert), and a landmark from Walt’s long television career: the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, from 1961, called “An Adventure in Color.”
I remember watching that show the night it was broadcast. I was ten years old and already hooked on All Things Disney. Nothing much has changed as far as I’m concerned…and I’m delighted that TCM is diving into the studio vault on a regular basis. I hope you’re enjoying these evenings as much as I am. To see the Tuesday night schedule, click HERE.