I miss these little guys.
Commercial break: Toys ‘R Us
The opening of Welcome to Pooh Corner, which I used to watch before school.
April 18: The Disney Channel begins airing on cable,
The premium cable channel came on at 7AM Eastern, and programming continued for 16 hours a day. The first program broadcast was Good Morning, Mickey, a daily show that aired four classic Disney shorts. The first episode aired The Simple Things, Boat Builders, Dude Duck and Two-Gun Goofy.
Other shows aired by the Disney Channel in its earliest days: Welcome to Pooh Corner, EPCOT Magazine, You and Me, Kid (an educational program meant for parents and their children to learn together), New! Animal World, The Scheme of Things, Contraption (a game show), Mousercise (a morning exercise program featuring Disneyland characters), Mouseterpiece Theater, Disney Studio Showcase, and When You Wish Upon a Star. The channel would gradually progress through the day with its programming, showing programs for children in the morning, then for the whole family in the evening, and finally ending its day with reruns of older shows like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and The Zorro Show after prime time, before ending its broadcast day at 11PM. There were also reruns of Disney’s anthology series throughout, which is where I got to see a lot of old episodes of Disneyland and Wonderful World of Color.
And as cliche as it is to say, I do wish you could see these programs on Disney Channel today.