Walt Disney Presents

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

Walt Disney Presents show 1959The 1958 version of “Walt Disney Presents” included a mix of live-action and animated features, as well as documentaries and educational segments. Some of the notable films and specials that aired on the show in 1958 included “Sleeping Beauty,” “Paul Bunyan,” and “The Peter Tchaikovsky Story.”

In addition to films, “Walt Disney Presents” also included educational segments and documentaries on topics such as wildlife, space exploration, and history. For example, in 1958, the show aired a documentary on the history of the American flag, as well as a segment on the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park.

One of the unique aspects of “Walt Disney Presents” was that it often featured Walt Disney himself as a host and commentator. In these segments, Disney would provide behind-the-scenes insights into the making of the featured films or offer commentary on the educational segments.

Overall, “Walt Disney Presents” was a popular and influential television program that helped to cement the legacy of Disney as a pioneer in family entertainment.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 1958
  • Year of Finale: 1961
  • Type of Series: Variety
  • TV Channel/Platform: ABC
  • IMDB Link


  • Narrator: Dick Wesson
  • Host: Walt Disney


  • Creator: Walt Disney

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