When Walt Disney moved his phenomenally-popular "Disneyland" anthology series from A.B.C. to N.B.C., the latter television network made the program the showcase, the "killer ap.", if you will, on said network's schedule for the then-new color television, which the parent company, R.C.A., was in the process of popularizing.
Disney, of course, being the brilliant businessman he was, had predicted this innovation and had filmed all of his previous television shows in color before there was ever such a thing as color television. So, he, naturally, had an interest, himself, in seeing the new technology adopted as quickly as possible in much the same way that the Disney of today sees the potential for selling its library all over again to people with Blu-Ray disc players.
The title of the show was even changed to remind audiences with black-and-white televisions of all that these viewers were missing by not having this new technology.
In the near future, Disneyland, which inspired the original anthology series, as well as Disney's California Adventure, will, in turn, inspire, through "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", a new nighttime pageant on the pacific waters of Paradise Bay.
Would anyone care to speculate as to how Steve Davison's Wonderful World of Color at Disney's California Adventure might relate to or differ from Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color on N.B.C?