Disneyland: From All of Us to All of You (1958)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Ever since its inception in 1954, Walt Disney's weekly TV anthology had featured a special Christmas show. But it wasn't until 1959 that this seasonal special took on its most familiar and beloved title, "From All of Us to All of You." In a typically brilliant blend of animation and live action, host Walt Disney sent out invitations to all of his cartoon characters to participate in a Yuletide celebration. Among those in attendance (courtesy of excerpts from Disney's theatrical-cartoon output) are Jiminy Cricket -- who acts as co-host throughout the episode -- Donald Duck, Chip 'n' Dale, Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan (seen in the "You Can Fly" number in his eponymously titled 1953 cartoon feature), Pinocchio, Bambi, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. And, of course, Santa Claus makes a special guest appearance in scenes from the early Technicolor "Silly Symphony" Santa's Workshop. "From All of Us to All of You" would be repeated many, many times throughout the next few decades, usually with new sequences culled from the most recent of Disney's animated features.