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Turner Classic Movies (or TCM for short) is a 24-hour cable network dedicated to classic films. It was launched on April 14, 1994 by Turner Broadcasting System, owned by Time Warner. It airs mainly films owned by Turner, plus films licensed from other studios, including Disney.
Among the Disney films shown on TCM are:
- Treasure Island (1950)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
- The Shaggy Dog (1959)
- The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
TCM also produced the documentary The Age of Believing: The Disney Live-Action Classics, which premiered on TCM on December 14, 2008. Around the same time, TCM ran a showcase called The Family Classics, which showed many of Disney's live-action family films from the 1960s and 1970s.
On April 23, 2013, as part of a week-long tribute to film archives and restoration, TCM host Robert Osborne spoke to Theodore E. Gluck, Director of Library Restoration and Preservation at the Disney studios. The presentation included a newly-restored print of Flowers and Trees, followed by a restored Treasure Island.
Starting on December 21, 2014, Disney will team up with TCM to present Treasures from the Disney Vault, a periodic programming block for vintage Disney feature films, cartoons, documentaries and episodes of the Walt Disney anthology series. Also, in 2015, TCM will collaborate with Disney on making changes to The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios and will become the ride's new sponsor.