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The Best Episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

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There are so many captivating episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, each installment as educational as they are entertaining, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "So Dear to My Heart the best, or is "Operation Undersea" your favorite episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color are, let's rank every Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color episode from best to worst.

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color is an anthology series featuring a variety of live action and animated films. It celebrated the new technology of color television. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color premiered on NBC on September 24, 1961. Future incarnations of the show included The Wonderful World of Disney and Disney's Wonderful World.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    "Man in Space" is an episode of Disneyland which originally aired on March 9, 1955. It was directed by Disney animator Ward Kimball. Later, it was edited into a featurette to play in theaters, accompanying Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. This Disneyland episode, was narrated partly by Kimball and also by such famed scientists as Dr. Willy Ley, Dr. Heinz Haber, Dr. Wernher von Braun and Dick Tufeld of Lost in Space fame. The show talks briefly about the lighthearted history of rockets and is followed by discussions of satellites, a practical look at what spacemen will have to face in a rocket and a rocket takeoff into space. An adaptation of the episode was published by Dell as Four...  more
    • Original Airing: Mar 09 1955
    • Season: Disneyland - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 20
    • Series: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
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    Mars and Beyond

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    "Mars and Beyond" is an episode of Disneyland which aired on December 4, 1957. It was directed by Ward Kimball and narrated by Paul Frees. This episode discusses the possibility of life on other planets, especially Mars. It begins with an introduction of Walt Disney and his robot friend Garco, who provide a brief overview. It continues with an animated presentation about mankind seeking to understand the world in which he lives, first noticing patterns in the stars, and developing certain beliefs regarding the celestial bodies. Theories from scientists and philosophers are discussed, including Ptolemy's inaccurate, but formerly-accepted theories, as well as those of Copernicus. Life on...  more
    • Original Airing: Dec 04 1957
    • Season: Disneyland - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Series: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
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    Amusing tale of a 300 year-old phantom whose evil tricks are not confined to the Davis family's novelty gag business. As an uninvited guest at a local carnival he casts spells on the entire town of Lucifer Falls, with young Eloise Davis the target of his most evil and sinister designs........  more
    • Original Airing: Apr 20 1986
    • Season: The Disney Sunday Movie - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 15
    • Series: The Disney Sunday Movie
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    Disneyland After Dark

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    "Disneyland After Dark" was an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color that aired on April 15, 1962. Later, it was released theatrically overseas as a short subject. As the name of the episode implies, Walt Disney himself presents a view of Disneyland at night. It features some nighttime entertainment, including a fireworks display and Tahitian dancers performing for Adventureland dinner patrons. However, this episode focuses less on Disneyland itself and more on the many celebrity singers at the different sections of the park, including the Osmond Brothers, former Mouseketeers Annette Funicello and Bobby Burgess, teen heartthrob Bobby Rydell, and Louis Armstrong. In a running...  more
    • Original Airing: Apr 15 1962
    • Season: The Wonderful World of Disney (1961) - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 26
    • Series: The Wonderful World of Disney (1961)
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