|The Disney Channel Cable Network
Sign-Off recorded in 1983
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|A brief sign-off clip from The Disney Channel's
maiden season, when the network's program schedule
aired only from 7am to 1 am
(it would go 24/7 in 1986). The twenty-three second
sign-off features a computer-generated image of Mickey
Mouse's head flying over Planet Earth at night while the
announcer wishes viewers a good night and a wonderful
tomorrow. The theme music for the clip is
"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" from the now-controversial
Walt Disney animated feature Song Of The South
(1946) which was never shown on TV, nor released on home
video here in the United States (the Webmaster did get to see this
movie in a theatre in the early 1970s as a child). For years a premium cable
service in which subscribers paid an additional charge for,
The Disney Channel switched to a basic service around
2000, which it remains today.
Page edited Sunday, 11 December 2016
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