Treasures From The Disney Vault returns to the Turner Classic Movies Channel on October 15, 2018. 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 Monday, October 15, 2018 beginning at 8pm ET:
8:00 PM Magician Mickey (1937) – animated short; , Mickey stages a magic show despite interruptions from heckler Donald Duck
8:05 PM Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) – Combines animation and live action, stars the delightful Angela Lansbury as an apprentice witch in WWII England, who takes in three children during the London blitz and plans to use a magic spell to help in the war effort. The film, directed by Robert Stevenson, received four Oscar nominations and won in the category of Best Special Visual Effects.
10:15 PM Little Whirlwind, The (1941) – animated short; an encore cartoon, has Mickey Mouse struggling with a small tornado. This short is of particular interest because it employs a redesigned Mickey that was employed briefly during the World War II period. In this version, Mickey has smaller ears, larger head and hands and buck teeth.
10:20 PM Flight of the Navigator (1986) – is a sci-fi adventure about a boy (Joey Cramer) who is abducted by a spaceship and travels into the future. Randal Kleiser directed and the cast includes a young Sarah Jessica Parker.
12:15 AM Black Hole, The (1979) – concerns space travelers who locate a lost spacecraft that is hovering near a black hole and try to solve the mystery of how the ship defies the enormous gravitational pull. An imposing cast includes Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine and Yvette Mimieux. This film was Oscar-nominated in the categories of Best Cinematography and Visual Effects. It was the first “dark-themed” Disney feature and the first to be given a rating of PG.
2:00 AM Pluto’s Sweater (1949) – animated short; Minnie Mouse knits a hideous pink sweater for Pluto, to the amusement of the kitty Figaro.
2:00AM The Cat From Outer Space (1978) – is a sci-fi comedy feature about an intelligent extraterrestrial cat named Jake who crash lands his spaceship on Earth and seeks help in making repairs so he can return to his own planet. The human actors include Ken Berry, Roddy McDowall, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan and McLean Stevenson.
4:00 AM Last Flight of Noah’s Ark, The (1980) – is a family-adventure film in which a plane carrying various animals is turned into a boat after crash landing on a desert island. (A full-scale Boeing B-29 bomber was used in the film.) This film stars notable actors Elliott Gould, Geneviève Bujold and Ricky Schroder.
More information on Treasures from the Disney Vault can be found at TCM.com.