WALT DISNEY WORLD'S 1996 MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE (ABC 12/25/86)
Hosted by Joan Lunden, Regis Philbin and Ben Vereen.
Highlights include a segment from Regis Philbin detailing “Ear Force One,” a large hot air balloon bearing the likeness of Mickey Mouse; Ben Vereen featured in a medley of Christmas songs and dance, including “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells”; the start of the parade, heralded by an opening performance from Walt Disney World Honor Band; the appearance of Disney characters throughout the parade include “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; “Cinderella” and her assorted entourage, “Alice in Wonderland”, various characters from “The Jungle Book,” Herbie the Love Bug, characters from “Pinocchio”; “the Country Bears” and Mary, Burt and the chimney sweeps from “Mary Poppins”; a segment documenting the making of the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; a video segment on the history of Walt Disney World’s creation and development in honor of the 15th anniversary of its opening; a float dedicated to the 15th anniversary featuring various Disney characters; Philbin presenting a segment on visitors receiving special prizes as part of a giveaway by Disney; further Christmas songs from Disney’s “Christmas Tableau”; a video showing Lunden taking her daughters into the “Living Seas” ride at Walt Disney World and Vereen going to see the Michael Jackson “Captain EO” show; the finale of the parade, featuring a procession of characters from “Babes in Toyland,” “Peter Pan,” and Santa Claus and his associates; a performance of “Silent Night” by Voices of Liberty, both sung and performed in sign language; and video messages from United States President Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President of China Li Zian Nian, Ambassador of Italy Rinaldo Petrignani, Ambassador of Canada Alan E. Gotlieb, Said Berguem of Morocco, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Guenther van Well, Ambassador of France Emmanuel de Margerie, Elsa Trigos of Mexico, and Ambassador of Japan Nobuo Matsunaga.
1 DVD. Ratio: 1.33:1 - Full screen. Run Time: 115 min. Quality: 9. (This disc contains commercials. We also have one without commercials. If you prefer this title with no commercials let us know when ordering.)
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