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Disney Will Air Its Classic Cartoons on Time Warner’s TCM

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In one of the more bizarre recent examples of cross-corporate collaboration, Disney has announced a new TV program called “Treasures From the Disney Vault” that will air on Time Warner-owned Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The programming block will include classic Disney films, shorts, documentaries, and episodes of TV series including “Disneyland” and “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.” TCM will air the block of Disney programming quarterly.

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Some of the already-announced titles that will air on TCM include live-action Disney features as Treasure Island (1950), Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) and Pollyanna (1960); animated films like The Three Caballeros (1944) and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949); classic nature documentaries, including The Living Desert (1953) and The African Lion (1955); made-for-television series such as Davy Crockett; special episodes from Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color; documentaries about the studio, including Walt & El Grupo (2009) and Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010); and animated shorts, such as Flowers and Trees, Chip an’ Dale and Santa’s Workshop.

The first 9-hour Disney Vault program is scheduled to air during the evening of December 21st, according to the TCM website.

The TCM deal between Disney and Time Warner is part of a bigger cross-collaboration effort in which Turner Classic Movies will help Disney revamp the pre-show and finale of its Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. TCM will be credited with “Presented by” credits on the ride.

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