Sing Me a Story with Belle (partially lost Disney live-action TV series; 1995-1999)
Disney's Sing Me a Story with Belle is an American live-action series created by Patrick Davidson and Melissa Gould.
The series features Belle from Beauty and the Beast, who runs the local village book & music shop. She is usually greeted by children who would like to hear a story.
In a format similar to Shining Time Station, Belle (Lynsey McLeod), her puppet friends Harmony the Cat (Jeff Conover), Big Book (Jim Cummings), bookworms Lewis & Carroll (Jim Cummings & the late Christine Cavanaugh), and the villagers who visit the store interact with the children and teaches them life lessons, morals, and solutions by narrating stories, interpreted to the home viewer through animated shorts from the Disney archives paired with the show's original songs.
The show was made to showcase higher-quality animation made for the E/I requirement, being an early example of a show made to fulfill it, another example being The Fox Cubhouse, which is also lost.
The series premiered in syndication on September 8, 1995. That same day, another Disney TV series based on The Lion King called Timon & Pumbaa also premiered.
As of 2017, 15 out of 65 episodes have resurfaced through the web Archive.
On December 17, 2017, Lost Media Wiki user Babydaisylover found an episode named "Overcoming Fear" on YouTube.
While 65 episodes are known to exist, only 26 have been identified with titles.
|#||Episode Title||Status||Found by|
|1||Everybody Needs a Friend||Lost|
|2||Feeling Like an Outcast||Found||Nelly Goblin|
|3||Folk Heroes||Found||Nelly Goblin|
|5||Stick to It (Don't Give Up)||Found||Lindsey McLeod Fans|
|6||Taking Responsibility||Found||Lindsey McLeod Fans|
|7||Working Together||Found||Lindsey McLeod Fans|
|8||Overcoming Fear||Found||Babydaisylover/Nelly Goblin|
|9||Problem Solving: Ingenuity||Lost|
|10||Valuing What's Worthy||Found||Nelly Goblin|
|11||Reap What You Sow||Found||Lindsey McLeod Fans|
|13||Taking the Easy Way Out||Found||Nelly Goblin|
|14||Steady Effort||Found||Jake Rutigliano|
|16||Feeling Left Out (Loneliness)||Lost|
|17||Wonderful World of Music||Found||Lindsey McLeod Fans|
|18||Creativity and Inspiration||Lost|
|22||What's Inside Counts||Found||Jake Rutigliano|
|24||Friends in Books||Found||Nelly Goblin|
|25||Make a Difference||Found||Nelly Goblin|
|26||Do Something||Found||Nelly Goblin|