Treasures from the Disney Vault returns to the Turner Classic Movies Channel on December 20, 2017. The special evening will once again be hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin and will showcase a wide array of Disney classics including animated shorts, feature films, live-action movies, documentaries, nature films, and made-for-television movies.
Here’s the complete programming schedule for Wednesday, December 20:
8pm – Brave Little Tailor (1938) Voices of Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden. When a giant threatens the land, the city folk mistake Mickey’s boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real.
8:15pm – The Story of Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1952) Starring: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch. Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King’s palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father’s death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.
9:45pm – The Sign of Zorro (1960) Starring: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon. In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney’s hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of Zorro to fight the evil commandant’s tyranny, and, with the help of his mute servant Bernardo, free the pueblo from his oppression.
11:30pm – Toby Tyler (1960) Starring: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon. Kevin Corcoran stars as the lovable, determined runaway who believes his uncle and aunt no longer want him, and life under the Big Top will put things right. Along the way he meets Ben, Mr. Tupper, and the mischievous Mr. Stubbs — a playful chimpanzee! Together they fall into hilarious jams and scams more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
1:15am – Tricks of Our Trade (1957) Starring: Jack Boyd, Marc Davis, Walt Disney. Walt Disney gives a behind-the-scenes look at the technical improvements in animation.
2:15am – Pete’s Dragon (1977) Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale. An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.
4:30am – Fuzzbucket (1986) Starring: Chris Hebert, Phil Fondacaro, Joe Regalbuto . In the vein of “Harvey”, an invisible creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.
More information on Treasures from the Disney Vault can be found at TCM.com.