The original Davy Crockett Program by Walt Disney
POOF has a real treat for you . . . a very important film from television history . . . Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter by Walt Disney. The scenery is beautiful, because the entire program was filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will see Chief Red Stick, Chief of all the Red Stick Creeks . . . authentically dressed in a buffalo headdress.
Oh well . . .
This first Walt Disney TV program aired on December 15, 1954. Most of it was in color, but virtually no one in the United States owned a color TV. Some would see the program in color when it was re-broadcast in the 1960s. Even then, very few homes had color TV.
The new program was called Disneyland because Walt Disney made a deal with ABC that if he produced a one hour program each month, ABC would pay for the construction Disneyland in Southern California.
Here is the URL for the first 15 minute film:
You will find the other three segments on the side bar of YouTube after watching the first segment.
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