Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables (television) Movie on The Disney Channel, airing in four parts on four consecutive weeks. Directed by Kevin Sullivan. Premiered on May 19, 1987. Anne is now a teacher in Avonlea, but she leaves town for another job because she feels she cannot marry Gilbert Blythe. When she returns on vacation, she eventually patches things up with Gilbert. 238 min. Stars Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Dame Wendy Hiller, Frank Converse, Jonathan Crombie, Patricia Hamilton.