This is the very first episode of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" after Walt Disney moved his anthology series from ABC to NBC in the fall of 1961. This show introduced a new character named Professor Ludwig Von Drake, who provides an interesting lowdown on color. The kaleidoscopic intro to the show, composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, further showed off color, which really impressed viewers who would comment on the greatness of it in color, to the obvious glee of one of the program's sponsors, RCA. Then the show culminates in a TV release of "Donald In Mathmagicland", the very first in all of Disney's stable of cartoon shorts to be aired on TV in color.
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The narrator is Paul Frees, who, along with creating countless voice in the Entertainment Industry, was the 'Ghost Host' in 'The Haunted Mansion' attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World See more
[turning the scenery to color from black and white
Color does brighten things up, doesn't it?
The Green With Envy Blues
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Paul Frees
(as Ludwig Von Drake) See more