Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954: Disneyland (1954–1958), Walt Disney Presents (1958–1961), Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1961–1969), The Wonderful World of Disney (1969–1979), Disney’s Wonderful World (1979–1981), Walt Disney Presents (1981–1983), The Disney Sunday Movie (1986–1988), The Magical World of Disney (1988–1996), then finally back to The Wonderful World of Disney (1997–2008), and The Magical World of Disney Junior (2012–present).
The original version of the series premiered on ABC, Wednesday night, October 27, 1954. The same basic show has since appeared on several networks, with its latest revival debuting in 2012 on Disney Junior. The show is the second longest showing prime-time program on American television, behind its rival, Hallmark Hall of Fame (see List of longest running U.S. primetime television series). However, Hallmark Hall of Fame was a weekly program only during its first five seasons, while Disney remained a weekly program for more than thirty years.