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Dick Van Dyke to host “Mary Poppins” on “The Wonderful World of Disney”

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The Disney anthology TV series “The Wonderful World of Disney,” which has been running both steadily and intermittently on several different networks for more than sixty years, makes its triumphant return Saturday, December 12th with an airing of the beloved “Mary Poppins,” hosted by star and Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke, who played chimney sweep Bert in the award-winning 1964 film.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY - Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke, who portrays Bert, the carefree Cockney chimney sweep in ÒMary Poppins,Ó will host interstitials throughout ABCÕs broadcast of ÒÔThe Wonderful World of DisneyÕ Presented by Target Brings You ÔMary PoppinsÕÓ on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Van Dyke will be joined by the TargetÕs mascot, ÒBullseye,Ó the lovable bull terrier. This holiday event marks the first network television broadcast of ÒMary PoppinsÓ in 13 years. (ABC/Rick Rowell) DICK VAN DYKE

Originally titled “Disneyland,” “The Wonderful World of Disney” premiered on ABC in October of 1954, where it was originally and famously hosted by Walt Disney himself, and has since aired hundreds upon hundreds of installments showcasing Disney movies and theme parks throughout the years.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY - Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke, who portrays Bert, the carefree Cockney chimney sweep in ÒMary Poppins,Ó will host interstitials throughout ABCÕs broadcast of ÒÔThe Wonderful World of DisneyÕ Presented by Target Brings You ÔMary PoppinsÕÓ on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Van Dyke will be joined by the TargetÕs mascot, ÒBullseye,Ó the lovable bull terrier. This holiday event marks the first network television broadcast of ÒMary PoppinsÓ in 13 years. (ABC/Rick Rowell) DICK VAN DYKE

In this, the first episode of the series since the 2012 celebration of Cars Land’s opening at Disney California Adventure, Dick Van Dyke will take viewers on a tour through the Disney Archives, as they explore props and costumes from the production of “Mary Poppins” and discuss the film’s history and context within the Disney legacy. It will be the first time the movie has aired on broadcast television in thirteen years.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY - Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke, who portrays Bert, the carefree Cockney chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins,” will host interstitials throughout ABC’s broadcast of “‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ Presented by Target Brings You ‘Mary Poppins’” on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Van Dyke will be joined by the Target’s mascot, “Bullseye,” the lovable bull terrier. This holiday event marks the first network television broadcast of “Mary Poppins” in 13 years. (ABC/Rick Rowell) DICK VAN DYKE

“The Wonderful World of Disney” airs Saturday, December 12, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Images by Rick Rowell and Copyright ABC / Disney

2 Comments

  1. Awesome! I grew up watching this every Sunday night and have been wanting this to come back. As a huge Disney fan, I hope this is made permanent as we need to bring back these great family shows to television.

    Kudos Disney once again!

  2. Bethann

    We messed up with our DVR and we missed this wonderful show!!! My mother is heartbroken! Is there any way to get a copy of it??? Will it be aired again???

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