Wonderful World Of Color
Hey kids (of all ages), it’s Saturday Morning Cartoon time again!
Okay, cheating just a wee bit here, as this was originally from the other side of the weekend. BitChute viewer Alkaline777 requested the brainy uncle of a certain animated, white waterfowl a few weeks ago. So here’s the first appearance of Professor Ludwig Von Drake!
Uncle Walt’s showcase had already been a staple of Sunday evening TV programming for years before color broadcasting really started to catch-on. So he moved his series over to NBC, which was on the cutting edge of the technology. The premier on the network featured Walt’s first created-for-TV cartoon character, who served as a co-host. The first half of this episode is a veritable infomercial (decades before those became a thing) for color televisions… The leading manufacturer of which happened to be NBC’s parent corporation.
The second half features an Oscar-nominated educational-ish ‘toon from a couple years earlier starring Ludwig’s nephew. “Donald In Mathmagicland” is the very first in all of Disney’s stable of cartoon shorts to be aired on TV in color.
From September 1961. More from the OldHorseman.