Mouseterpiece Theater

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Mouseterpiece Theater
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Written by Robert Cunniff
Mitchell Kriegman
Directed by Mitchell Kriegman
Presented by George Plimpton
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 60
Producer(s) Robert Cunniff
Mitchell Kriegman
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television
Distributor Walt Disney Domestic Television Distribution (1983–1985)
Buena Vista Television (1985–1990s)
Original network The Disney Channel
Original release April 18, 1983 – 1990s

Mouseterpiece Theater is an American television show that ran on The Disney Channel that premiered on the channel's launch date on April 18, 1983,[1] and continued with reruns into the 1990s. It was a parody of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre, presenting classic Disney shorts instead of showing dramatic works. It used Fanfare-Rondeau, the Masterpiece Theatre theme, as well. George Plimpton hosted and gave commentary and background information before and after each cartoon. Each show tended to have a theme; Goofy's emergence as the staid everyman character for example. It usually ran later in the evenings.[2]

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  1. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, April/May 1983 (Premiere Issue), page 14
  2. ^ Various issues of The Disney Channel Magazine, 1983 to 1991

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