Adventure in Color, An/Mathmagic Land (television)

Adventure in Color, An/Mathmagic Land (television) The first television show of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, when the series moved to NBC, changed its title from Walt Disney Presents, and began telecasting in color. Aired on September 24, 1961. Directed by Hamilton S. Luske. The show introduced the new character, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, who gives a comic lesson about color. The kaleidoscopic opening, set to the new title song, “The Wonderful World of Color,” by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, helped show off color television sets, and make other viewers think, “Oh, how great this must look in color,” to the obvious glee of RCA, one of the sponsors. Veteran voice actor, Paul Frees, provided Von Drake’s voice. The show concluded with Donald in Mathmagic Land.