Disney’s Wonderful World

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

Disney's Wonderful World“Disney’s Wonderful World” was a television series that aired on NBC from 1979 to 1981. It was a continuation of the long-running Disney anthology series that began with “Disneyland” in 1954 and later became “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.”

“Disney’s Wonderful World” was a weekly program that showcased a variety of family-friendly programming, including classic Disney films, made-for-TV movies, and animated specials. Some of the notable films and specials that aired on the show in 1979 included “The Shaggy D.A.,” “The North Avenue Irregulars,” and “The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.”

In addition to entertainment programming, “Disney’s Wonderful World” also featured a variety of educational and informative segments. For example, the show aired a series of documentaries on topics such as wildlife, history, and science. It also featured segments on Disney theme parks and other attractions.

One of the unique features of “Disney’s Wonderful World” was its use of celebrity hosts. Each episode was introduced by a different celebrity who provided background information on the featured films and shared their personal connection to Disney.

Overall, “Disney’s Wonderful World” was a popular and influential television program that helped to reinforce the reputation of Disney as a premier provider of family-friendly entertainment. The show continued to air in various forms and under different names, including “The Wonderful World of Disney,” until 2008.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 1979
  • Year of Finale: 1981
  • Type of Series: Variety
  • TV Channel/Platform: NBC
  • IMDB Link


  • Narrator: Mark Elliot


  • Creator: Walt Disney

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.