Magical World of Disney 1988
Eisner and Kermit in Oz01:04

Eisner and Kermit in Oz


Antediluvian Broadcasting Company's test pattern schedule showing "The Wonderful World of B&W."

The Magical World of Disney was the 1988-1990 incarnation of the long-running Disney anthology TV series (which debuted as Disneyland in 1954). Shifting focus from the original series hosted by Walt Disney to a package of made for TV specials and movies, the new series was hosted by Michael Eisner, occasionally interacting with cast or characters from that night's program (including the Muppets).

Four Muppet specials were aired under the Magical World of Disney title, with The Muppets at Walt Disney World produced especially for airing during the program. In 2005, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz aired under The Wonderful World of Disney, which by then was a movie of the week umbrella title, with no regular host and more sporadically scheduled.

Miss Piggy and Gonzo also appeared in Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration, a special commemorating the Disneyland theme park's anniversary, which aired on February 4, 1990.


In the Dinosaurs episode "Network Genius," a schedule board is seen in the background of many scenes. In one scene, one of the programs listed was The Wonderful World of B&W.

Muppet/Henson Programs

7:00PM on NBC
7:00PM on NBC
7:00PM on NBC
7:00PM on The Disney Channel
7:00PM on The Disney Channel
8:00PM on ABC


  • Disneyland on ABC (1954 - 1958)
  • Walt Disney Presents on ABC (1958 - 1961)
  • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color on NBC (1961 - 1969)
  • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Disney on NBC (1969 - 1979)
  • Disney's Wonderful World on NBC (1979 - 1981)
  • Walt Disney on CBS (1981 - 1983)
  • The Disney Sunday Movie on ABC (1986 - 1988)
  • The Magical World of Disney on NBC (1988 - 1990)
  • The Magical World of Disney on Disney Channel (1990 - 1996)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC (1997 - present)

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