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D-TV was a series of music videos created by Walt Disney Productions in 1984 using popular music and video footage from Disney videos, mostly cartoons, created out of the trend of music videos on cable channel MTV, which inspired the name of this series. The videos were shown as filler material on the Disney Channel (as the network did not air commercials at this time), as well as being the focus of televisions specials. Home video collections were also released on the VHS, Beta, and Laserdisc formats. After the first run of D-TV, in 1989 a second series was produced known as DTV².

D-TV ceased airing in 1999. Due to music licensing rights, it is highly unlikely the network will ever show them again, and it is also doubtful they will ever be released to DVD. However, a very small selection of the music videos can currently be viewed on YouTube. Some users have commented that D-TV may have been the inspiration for the modern fan-made AMVs.

As of 2009, Disney seems to be reviving the D-TV idea in the form of Re-Micks, similar music videos syncing clips from the classic shorts to pop songs.

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Television Specials

Disney had aired three DTV television specials on NBC in 1986-1987, DTV Valentine, DTV Doggone Vanentine, and DTV Monster Hits. All three specials had its own theme of music, DTV Valentine focused on love and romance music, DTV Doggone Valentine focused on Love songs with a tribute to the dogs and cats of Disney, and DTV Monster Hits was focused on Halloween themed music and footage.

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DTV Valentine

Original Airdate: February 1986, NBC

Rebranded as "DTV Romancin'" in subsequent airings.

DTV Doggone Valentine

Original Airdate: February 1987, NBC

Announcer was Founding MTV "VJ" J.J. Jackson (d. 2004)

Rebranded as "Doggone Hits" in subsequent airings.

DTV Monster Hits

Original Airdate: October 1987, NBC

Narrated by Jeffrey Jones as the Magic Mirror; and featuring June Foray as the voice of Witch Hazel, with Gary Owens as announcer

Home Video

The following five videos were released for home use with the songs noted.

Golden Oldies

Available Formats

  • VHS (Walt Disney Home Video 707 VS)
  • Betamax
  • Laserdisc (Walt Disney Home Video 707 AS)
  • PAL format (Europe/Australia)
  • Japanese Laserdisc

Songs

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Pop & Rock

Available Formats

  • VHS (Walt Disney Home Video 705 VS)
  • Betamax
  • Laserdisc (Walt Disney Home Video 705 AS)
  • PAL Format (Europe/Australia)
  • Japanese Laserdisc

Songs

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Available Formats

  • VHS (Walt Disney Home Video 706 VS)
  • Betamax
  • Laserdisc (Walt Disney Home Video 706 AS)
  • PAL format (Europe/Australia)
  • Japanese Laserdisc

Songs

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Love Songs

Available Formats

  • VHS
  • [information on other formats needed]

Songs

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • Juice Newton: Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me
  • The Temptations: Just My Imagination
  • Elvis Presley: All Shook Up
  • The Marvellettes: Don't Mess with Bill
  • Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour
  • Gene Chandler: Duke of Earl
  • The Drifters: Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Mary Wells: Two Lovers
  • The Marvellettes: Too Many Fish in the Sea
  • Dee Clark: Raindrops
  • The Temptations: Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  • Otis Redding: Try a Little Tenderness
  • Yes: Owner of a Lonely Heart
  • Sister Sledge: We Are Family

Groovin' for a 60's Afternoon

Available Formats

  • VHS
  • [information on other formats needed]

Songs

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • The Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin'
  • Joey Dee: Peppermint Twist
  • The Beach Boys: Catch a Wave
  • The Shirelles: Mama Said
  • The Mamas and the Papas: Go Where You Wanna Go
  • Wilson Pickett: Mustang Sally
  • The Beach Boys: I Get Around
  • Stevie Wonder: Castles in the Sand
  • The Mamas and The Papas: I Saw Her Again Last Night
  • Aretha Franklin: Think
  • The Supremes: Nothing But Heartaches
  • The Beach Boys: Be True to Your School
  • Wilson Pickett: Funky Broadway
  • The Mamas and The Papas: Dedicated to the One I Love
  • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston: It Takes Two
  • Stevie Wonder: Hey, Harmonica Man
  • The Beach Boys: California Girls

Pop & Rock PAL VHS and Japanese laserdisc

Several of the aforementioned songs were released on PAL VHS in Europe and Australia and on laserdisc in Japan.

  • Martha and The Vandellas: Dancing In the Street
  • Little Richard: Tutti Frutti
  • Hall and Oates: Kiss on My List
  • The Supremes: Stop! In the Name of Love
  • The Doobie Brothers: It Keeps You Runnin'
  • Gladys Knight and The Pips: Friendship Train
  • The Diamonds: Little Darlin'
  • The Beach Boys: When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
  • Barrett Strong: Money (That's What I Want)
  • The Supremes: Baby Love
  • Johnny Burnette: Dreamin'
  • Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed and Delivered
  • The Beach Boys: Dance, Dance, Dance
  • The Jackson 5: Dancing Machine
  • The Four Tops: Reach Out - I'll Be There
  • The Supremes: You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • The Dovells: You Can't Sit Down
  • Spike Jones: The Blue Danube
  • Stevie Wonder: Uptight (Everything's Alright)
  • Gladys Knight and The Pips: I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle
  • Juice Newton: Love's Been a Little Bit Hard On Me
  • The Marvellettes: Too Many Fish in the Sea
  • The Blues Brothers: Flip, Flop & Fly
  • The Coasters: Charlie Brown
  • Bobby Darin: Lazy River
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Other Songs Produced

DTV

  • The American Breed: Bend Me, Shape Me
  • The Ames Brothers: Rag Mop
  • The Andrews Sisters: Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood, Mama)
  • The Andrews Sisters: Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • The Andrews Sisters: Winter Wonderland
  • The Angels: My Boyfriend's Back
  • Anne Murray: Daydream Believer
  • Anne Murray: Hey Baby!
  • Anne Murray: Snowbird
  • Aretha Franklin: Respect
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Taking Care of Business
  • Bay City Rollers: I Only Want to Be With You
  • The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations
  • The Beach Boys: Papa Oom Mow Mow
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  • Betty Hutton: Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
  • Big Joe Turner: Shake, Rattle & Roll
  • Bill Haley & His Comets: Rock Around The Clock
  • Bill Haley & His Comets: See You Later, Alligator
  • Billy Preston: Will It Go Round in Circles
  • Billy Preston: Nothing from Nothing
  • Bizet: Habanera (from 'Carmen')
  • The Blasters: I'm Shakin'
  • Blues Brothers: Flip, Flop and Fly
  • Bobby Darin: Beyond The Sea
  • Bobby Darin: Splish Splash
  • Bobby Darin: What'd I Say?
  • Bobby Darin: Lazy River
  • Bobby Day: Rockin' Robin
  • Bobby Freeman: Do You Wanna Dance
  • Bobby Helms: Jingle Bell Rock
  • Bobby Lewis: Tossin' and Turnin'
  • Bobby Vee: Devil Or Angel
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • Brenda Lee: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • The Box Tops: The Letter
  • The Bus Boys: American Workers
  • The Chords: Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)
  • Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That
  • Clarence Carter: Too Weak to Fight
  • The Clovers: Love Potion #9
  • The Coasters: Charlie Brown
  • The Coasters: Down in Mexico
  • The Coasters: Poison Ivy
  • The Coasters: Yakety Yak
  • The Coconuts: If I Only Had a Dream
  • David Bowie: Let's Dance
  • DeBarge: Rhythm Of The Night
  • Dee Dee Sharp: Mashed Potato Time
  • Dino, Desi, Billy: I'm a Fool
  • The Doobie Brothers: Listen to the Music
  • Doris Troy: Just One Look
  • The Drifters: On Broadway
  • The Drifters: Saturday Night at the Movies
  • The Drifters: Save the Last Dance for Me
  • The Drifters: There Goes My Baby
  • The Drifters: Up On The Roof
  • Duke Ellington: Take the 'A' Train
  • The El Dorados: At My Front Door
  • Ella Mae Morse: Blacksmith Blues
  • Elvis Presley: G.I. Blues
  • The Everly Brothers: Temptation
  • Faron Young: Country Girl
  • Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill
  • Fats Domino: I'm Walking
  • The Five Americans: Western Union
  • The Four Tops: Ain't No Woman
  • The Four Tops: I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
  • Freddy Cannon: Palisades Park
  • Gene Chandler: You Threw a Lucky Punch
  • Gene Vincent: Be-Bop-A-Lula
  • Glen Campbell: Country Boy
  • Glen Campbell: Southern Nights
  • Grand Funk Railroad: The Loco-Motion
  • Huey Lewis and the News: The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops
  • Jackie Wilson: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
  • James & Bobby Purify: I'm Your Puppet
  • James & Bobby Purify: Shake a Tailfeather
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
  • Jimmy Hughes: Neighbor (Tend to Your Business)
  • Jo Stafford and Johnny Mercer: Candy
  • Joanie Sommers: Johnny Get Angry
  • Joey Dee: Shout
  • Johnny Otis: Willie and the Hand Jive
  • Juice Newton: Angel of the Morning
  • Juice Newton: Queen of Hearts
  • Juice Newton: Shot Full of Love
  • Kay Starr: Side By Side
  • Kool & The Gang: Celebration
  • Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Lavern Baker: Jim Dandy
  • Leapy Lee: Little Arrows
  • Leo Sayer: Long Tall Glasses
  • Leo Sayer: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  • Lloyd Price: (You've got) Personality
  • Louis Armstrong: High Society
  • Louis Armstrong: On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • The Marcels: Blue Moon
  • Marvin Gaye: Pride and Joy
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell: If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
  • Maxine Nightingale: Right Back to Where We Started From
  • Michael Jackson: Beat It
  • Michael Sembello: Automatic Man
  • The Mills Brothers: Glow Worm
  • The Miracles: Shop Around
  • The Mouseketeers: Pig Out
  • Otis and Carla: Tramp
  • Pablo Cruise: What You Gonna Do (When She Says Goodbye)
  • Patti Page: How Much Is That Doggie in the Window
  • Peggy Lee: All Right, OK, You Win
  • The Rascals: Groovin'
  • Rare Earth: I Just Want to Celebrate
  • Ray Charles: Hit the Road Jack
  • The Rays: Silhouettes
  • The Reflections: (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
  • Ringo Starr: Oh My My
  • Roger Miller: King of the Road
  • Ronny & The Daytonas: G.T.O.
  • Roscoe Gordon: Just a Little Bit
  • Rose Royce: Car Wash
  • The Routers: Let's Go
  • Rufus Thomas: Walking the Dog
  • Ruth Brown: This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
  • Sandy Nelson: Teen Beat
  • Shades Of Blue: Oh How Happy
  • The Silhouettes: Get a Job
  • The Skyliners: Pennies From Heaven
  • The Spaniels: Automobiles
  • Steve Winwood: While You See a Chance
  • Stevie Wonder: A Place in the Sun
  • Stevie Wonder: Travelin' Man
  • Stevie Wonder: Fingertips Part II
  • Strauss: Trisch Trasch Polka
  • The Supremes: Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
  • The Temptations: It's Summer
  • Tom Jones: It's Not Unusual
  • Tommy Dorsey: The Music Goes Round and Round
  • The Turtles: Happy Together
  • The Turtles: You Showed Me
  • The Vogues: Magic Town

Disney songs

DTV²

  • Alicia Bridges: I Love the Night Life (Disco Round)
  • Bobby Helms: My Special Angel
  • Ernie Maresca: Shout! Shout! Knock Yourself Out
  • Frankie Ford: Sea Cruise
  • George Strait: Am I Blue?
  • Huey Lewis and the News: Hip to Be Square
  • Jan and Dean: Heart and Soul
  • Johnny Rivers: Secret Agent Man
  • The Jordanaires: Pinocchio's Boogie
  • Len Barry: 1-2-3
  • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five: Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  • Ritchie Valens: Come On, Let's Go

Re-Micks

  • Queen: Another One Bites the Dust

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