The Disney Sunday Movie

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

The Disney Sunday Movie“The Disney Sunday Movie” was a television series that aired on ABC from 1986 to 1988. 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.”

“The Disney Sunday Movie” was a weekly program that aired on Sunday evenings, and it featured a mix of Disney films, made-for-TV movies, and animated specials. Some of the notable films and specials that aired on the show in 1986 included “The Love Bug,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” and “The Christmas Star.”

In addition to films, “The Disney Sunday Movie” also featured a variety of original programming. For example, it aired the animated series “DuckTales” and “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,” as well as the live-action series “The Disney Family Album,” which chronicled the lives and careers of notable figures associated with the Disney company.

One of the unique features of “The Disney Sunday Movie” 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, “The Disney Sunday Movie” was a popular and influential television program that helped to cement the legacy 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: 1986
  • Year of Finale: 1988
  • Type of Series: Variety
  • TV Channel/Platform: ABC
  • IMDB Link


  • Host: Michael Eisner


  • Creator: Walt Disney

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I am founder and editor of 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