The Wonderful World of Disney (1997) - Season 5

Saturday 8:00 PM on ABC Premiered Sep 01, 1997 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Pennsylvania Miners Story
    Told from the miners' own perspective, the film reveals new aspects to their extraordinary experience and, for the first time, takes viewers inside the mine (shot in real mines and stunningly recreated on a soundstage) to show the life-threatening dangers and physical limitations the men faced for 77 hours as they waited for rescue. The movie was shot in many of the actual locations in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, including scenes at the actual Quecreek mine. Emmy-winning David Frankel directs from a script by Elwood Reid.moreless
  • Eloise At The Plaza
    Eloise At The Plaza
    Episode 26
    A prince is coming to The Plaza Hotel in New York City, and of course everything has to be perfect or the hotel could lose its five-star rating. Two possible complications: a debutante ball, which must also be done exactly right. And then there is the problem that neurotic manager Mr. Salomone identifies by holding his hand about four feet off the floor, as if to indicate the height of a six-year-old child. Eloise is a spoiled but likeable rich kid who lives in The Plaza with her nurse Nanny. We never find out about her father, and her mother is away in Paris for several days. It is all Nanny can do to keep Eloise under control. The poor woman has little success in her effort. Eloise is so spoiled that when she calls room service, a special red phone rings. The hotel gets numerous complaints about the adorable tyke's behavior, but to Salomone's dismay, not much can be done. Eloise wants to go to the debutante ball, and of course Salomone absolutely must keep her from finding out about the prince (which, naturally, she does) or she will wreck everything. She falls for a nine-year-old boy in a colorful boarding-school uniform and asks the boy (who calls himself Leon) to help her find the prince. Both children manage to wreak havoc throughout the hotel, and later they go out and have fun in the city. Nanny is frantic when she can't find the girl, as are the people who are responsible for Leon. Meanwhile, Mrs. Daniels, the mother of one of the debutantes, wants her daughter to marry a rich boy, but Molly has her eye on Eloise's tutor Philip. Nanny also has a potential suitor, but Mrs. Daniels is interested in the man. Eloise has the ability to cause mayhem, but she could have a real future in solving problems, because she is also a natural at fixing things when she has to.moreless
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else?moreless
  • The Kid
    The Kid
    Episode 24
    Russ Duritz is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father, and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder, who turns out to be a kid, almost 8 years old. There's something oddly familiar about the chubby lad, whose name is Rusty. The boy's identity sparks a journey into Russ's past that the two of them take - to find the key moment that has defined who Russ is. Two long-suffering women look on with disbelief: Russ's secretary, Janet, and his assistant, the lovely Amy, to whom Rusty takes a shine. What, and who, is at the end of this journey?moreless
  • Merideth Wilsons The Music Man
    Confidence man Harold Hill arrives at staid River City intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boy's marching band, then skip town with the money since he has no music skill anyway. Things go awry when he falls for a librarian he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.moreless
  • Inspector Gadget
    Inspector Gadget
    Episode 22
    Based on the late 80's cartoon about a high-tech police officer, Officer John Brown is a police officer who wishes to be a gadget-filled officer. Suddenly, a scientist named Dr. Brenda Bradford makes Officer Brown into a high-tech gadget-filled police officer.
  • Sounder
    Episode 21
    The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.moreless
  • 101 Dalmatians
    101 Dalmatians
    Episode 20
    When a litter of dalmation puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
    A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday.
  • Nancy Drew
    Nancy Drew
    Episode 18
    Based on Carolyn Keene's beloved teen sleuth, this update sends Nancy and her faithful sidekicks Bess and George (Jill Ritchie, Lauren Birkell) off to River Heights University, where she tackles the mystery of a football star's drug-induced coma. Did his premed sorority princess fiancée (Sabine Singh) sack him? Or is a school official covering up a scandal? It's a twisty tale that stays true to the spirit of the classic character, while giving her a modern makeover. Teeny: Marieh Delfino. Mr. Drew: Brett Cullen. Ned: Nick Stabile. Hank: Charlie Finn. Directed by James Frawleymoreless
  • Pinocchio
    Episode 17
    The Original animated classic about a wooden puppet brought to life is brought to ABC for the First Time. Pinocchio wants to bea areal boy more than naything, he just has to learn to stay out of trouble.Theres always help with his friend and concience Jimminy Cricket.A Classic for the whole family!moreless
  • Mr. Saint Nick
    Mr. Saint Nick
    Episode 16
    Santa Clauses son is suppose to take over the family buisness, but on the most important night of his life he is off partying at his home in Florida.Angered he and his father fight.In retaliation to show Santa who is the best Clause, he is tricked into setting up a aflse Charity for children Mr.SaintNick.Com. In the end his father is right and all ends well.moreless
  • Beauty and The Beast
    Disneys stunning Animated film about a girl who gives up everything to save her father- even if it means she becomes a prisiner of a horrible beast forever. Its not all bad though, with the help of enchanted objects and a few books Belle learns to love the beast despite his attitude, and the beast learns how to be human again. Only Animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Award at the Oscars.A Disney Gem!moreless
  • Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House
    Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with a new criminal named Vera to hit Natalie's mansion.moreless
  • Dinosaur
    Episode 13
    A Group of CGI animated Dinosaurs have to go on a journey to find a place to live after a giant asteroid hits the earth.A live adaption of the Land Before Time.
  • Dinotopia, Part 3
    Dinotopia, Part 3
    Episode 12
    Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home.moreless
  • Dinotopia, Part 2
    Dinotopia, Part 2
    Episode 11
    Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home.moreless
  • Dinotopia, Part 1
    Dinotopia, Part 1
    Episode 10
    Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home.moreless
  • Snow White : The Fairest Of Them All
    Born from a drop of blood in a flutter of apple blossoms, and framed in ebony, a young girl named Snow White becomes the blessing of a loving peasant couple, John and Josephine. But with her birth comes a curse and the end of her mother's life. Left alone with an infant daughter, John braves a brutal winter in search of food for his starving angel. Salvation comes unexpectedly when the father's tears melt the frozen tomb of a bewitched creature, the Green-Eyed One. In thanks, the insinuating beast grants John three wishes: nourishment for Snow White, a kingdom in which to raise his family and a queen by his side. But John's cause for celebration is short-lived. For the Green-Eyed One has devious plans for the well-being of his own family. Owing his loathsome spellcasting daughter, Elspeth, a long-awaited wish, he encourages her desires for appointment to the throne. A kingdom to rule is hers for the waiting, the new King John is hers for the belittling and a luscious little stepdaughter named Snow White, is hers to toy with and destroy at will. The castle awaits. A looking glass is calling. And a fairy tale like no other beginsmoreless
  • Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister
    The Cinderella story is approached in a completely new light. Our heroine is the ugly stepsister who is trying to make her way in the world with a demanding mother, a simple sister, and a spoiled stepsister. Iris is a fabulous character, and more than I can say for any other production, she seems like a REAL person. She loves her family, and even loves Cinderella, despite the troubles she has with her.This movie is one of the most realistic adaptions i have ever seen!moreless
  • Cinderella
    Episode 7
    This is Disney's 1950 animated film which is far the best retelling of the Cinderella story. This tells the story of a beautiful scullery maid named " Cinderella" who has two wicked stepsisters and a Stepmother who are cruel to the bone but one day when the King announces a Ball for everyone, some of the folks are invited except Cinderella until her Fairy godmother uses her magic to make Cinderella perfect for the ball and must get her Prince.moreless
  • Brians song
    Brians song
    Episode 6
    Gale Sayers joins the Chicago Bears and is befriended by Brian Piccolo, an over-achieving running back. Although they compete for the same spot on the team, and despite the fact that Sayers is black and Piccolo white, they become roommates on the road and very close friends, especially when Sayers is injured and Piccolo helps his recovery. Later, they and their wives must both deal with the harsh reality of Piccolo's cancer.moreless
  • Facts Of Life Reunion
    Thirteen years later Mrs. Garrett's "girls" have all grown into successful, independent women. After a stint in the Peace Corps with her husband, a widowed Mrs. Garrett is heading back to America, ready for a new life and new romance, and also looking forward to seeing the girls again. Blair is wealthier than ever, after building a hotel empire with her husband, Tad. But she suspects he is having an affair. "Tootie," now preferring to be called by her real name, Dorothy, has forsaken her acting hopes to host her own talk show. Natalie is a dedicated TV news producer, juggling an active love life with a frenetic work schedule that takes her all over the world. Jo, ever the free spirit, is a devoted cop, wife and mother. It's been years since Natalie has had a Thanksgiving back in America, so she's talked all the girls and Mrs. Garrett into spending the holiday together back in Peekskill, NY. When Jo is unable to attend the reunion, her teenage daughter, Jamie, and husband, Rick, come instead. They're all in for a surprise when Natalie's not one but two boyfriends unexpectedly show up at the reunion. Trouble soon starts, as both men compete for Natalie's attention and exclusivity, so it's up to the girls to help solve Natalie's predicament.moreless
  • Toy Story 2
    Toy Story 2
    Episode 4
    In "Toy Story 2," the fun and adventure continues when Andy goes off to summer camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody who unbeknownst to himself is a highly valued collectable. It's now up to Buzz Lightyear and the gang from Andy's room - Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm - to spring into action and save their pal from winding up as a museum piece. There's plenty of excitement and fun as the toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get home before Andy does.moreless
  • Emperors New Groove
    Plot Summary for Emperor's New Groove, The (2000) Page 11 of 34 In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park.moreless
  • A Bugs Life
    A Bugs Life
    Episode 2
    Every year, a bunch of grasshoppers come to the anthill and eat what the ants have gathered for them. The "offering", as the ants call the ritual, is a part of their fate. One day in spring, when the offering's preparation has just been finished, Flik, unliked inventor ant, accidentally drops the whole offered seeds into the river. The grasshoppers come and give the ants a second chance to collect food until fall. Flik sets off to find bugs that are willing to fight the grasshoppers (nobody expects him to succeed anyway) and, due to a double misinterpretation, returns with a circus crew, giving everybody new hope. When the misunderstanding finally gets cleared out, there is only little time left for a new plan, which has to work, or else...moreless
  • Walt Disney: The Man Behind The Myth
    Walt: The Man Behind The Myth narrated by Dick van Dyke, star of Disney's "MaryPoppins,"offers a new and revealing look at Walt Disney both inside and outside thestudio. To present Walt's life and legacy as accurately as possible, the producers shotmore than 70 new interviews with colleagues, friends and family of Walt Disney, includinganimation legends Joe Grant, Ward Kimball, John Hench, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston andMarc Davis. Diane Disney Miller and Roy E. Disney, Vice-Chairman of Walt Disney Studios,are also featured. The film also draws on leading historians including Leonard Maltin, BobThomas, John Canemaker, Charles Solomon, Brian Sibley and J.B. Kaufman, as well ascelebrities including Art Linkletter, Dick van Dyke, Chuck Jones, Ray Bradbury, JohnLasseter, Dean Jones, Robert Stack and Buddy Ebsen.moreless