January 26, 1972 – The Mousse Factory Premieres
“From Walt Disney Productions, Mickey Mouse proudly presents, The Mouse Factory!”
On January 26, 1972, the syndicated television series The Mouse Factory premiered in syndication. The series, produced and directed by Nine Old Men member Ward Kimball, the series featured guest stars covering a variety of topics with classic Disney animated shorts and films to help illustrate the point. Guest hosts included Don Knotts, Annette Funicello, and Kurt Russell. The show lasted two seasons with 43 episodes.