Janet, Cornville, Arizona
A: The Archives does not have complete production files on Sancho, the Homing Steer, but I refer you to William R. Koehler’s book, The Wonderful World of Disney Animals (1979), in which there is a chapter on that television show. Besides Koehler, the other animal trainer was Al Niemela.
Jason, Edmond, Oklahoma
A: Escapade in Florence was the television movie, aired in two parts, in 1962. It has never been released on DVD.
Austin, Salt Lake City, Utah
A: Kit Cloudkicker on Tale Spin was indeed an orphan; no parents were ever created for him. You can find some merchandise from the show on eBay.
Austin, Ogden, Utah
A: You are thinking of Marsupilami, whose friend was Maurice, a gorilla. Maurice was indeed in a pink T-shirt. The animated shows aired back in 1993-’94. There were only 13 episodes—and were based on a European comic book character from the 1960s.
Bill, Veneta, Oregon
A: This film was also known as Born to Run, which was its TV title in the U.S. when it aired in 1979. It had been released theatrically in Australia and the U.K. as Harness Fever in 1977. We do not know who would have painted your artwork, but the film was produced in Australia, with David Copping credited as its art director.
Jody, West Des Moines, Iowa
A: Avonlea, based on the stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote Anne of Green Gables, aired on Disney Channel from 1990 to 1996. The popular series was about a high-spirited girl, Sara Stanley, who went to Prince Edward Island in Canada to live with relatives. Sarah Polley starred as Sara.
Phillip, Paducah, Kentucky
A: The Swamp Fox films were released on DVD in 2005 in the Walt Disney Treasures series with The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca.
Loreto, Honolulu, Hawaii
A: You must not have the 2006 third edition of Disney A to Z. They are all there, except for Susie Q, which is not a Disney-produced film.
John, Haverhill, Massachusetts
A: The two-hour television movie was Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, airing on December 12, 1981; it has not been released on DVD.
John, Thousand Oaks, California
A: Peter Martin, with Marc B. Ray, wrote several of the introductory songs for the different days of the week for the 1970s version of The Mickey Mouse Club. Composers listed for the complete shows were Buddy Baker, Robert Brunner, and Will Schaefer.