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When The Disney Channel launched in 1983, the channel premiered several original programs, like ''[[Welcome to Pooh Corner (partially found Disney Channel live-action puppet series; 1983-1986)|Welcome to Pooh Corner]]'' and ''You and Me, Kid''. Those shows were aired on the channel for years, '''but there was one original show that was announced for the channel's launch but never produced called ''Dreamfinders'''''. The show is based on the former EPCOT Center (now called Epcot) attraction, "Journey Into Imagination," which turned to "Journey Into Your Imagination" in 1999 and is now currently "Journey Into Imagination with Figment."
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When The Disney Channel launched in 1983, the channel premiered several original programs, like ''Welcome to Pooh Corner'' and ''You and Me, Kid''. Those shows were aired on the channel for years, '''but there was one original show that was announced for the channel's launch but never produced called ''Dreamfinders'''''. The show is based on the former EPCOT Center (now called Epcot) attraction, "Journey Into Imagination," which turned to "Journey Into Your Imagination" in 1999 and is now currently "Journey Into Imagination with Figment."
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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===Images===
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=225px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=225px>
 
Dreamfinders Disney Channel Magazine.jpg|Another advertisement for the show.
 
Dreamfinders Disney Channel Magazine.jpg|Another advertisement for the show.
 
Ask Dave Dreamfinders.jpg|Screenshot of "Ask Dave" question concerning the status of Dreamfinders.
 
Ask Dave Dreamfinders.jpg|Screenshot of "Ask Dave" question concerning the status of Dreamfinders.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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===Videos===
 
{{Video|perrow  =1
 
{{Video|perrow  =1
 
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*[[101 Dalmatians: The Series (partially found unaired pilot episode of Disney animated TV series; 1996)]]
 
*[[101 Dalmatians: The Series (partially found unaired pilot episode of Disney animated TV series; 1996)]]
 
*[[Amazing Animals (found Disney Channel animated educational series; 1996-1999)]]
 
*[[Amazing Animals (found Disney Channel animated educational series; 1996-1999)]]
*[[Arwin! (partially found pilot of cancelled "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" spin-off TV series; 2007)]]
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*[[Arwin! (partially found pilot of cancelled spin-off of "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" Disney Channel sitcom; 2007)]]
 +
*[[Bonkers "Fall Apart Bomb Squad" (found episode of Disney Channel animated series; 1993)]]
 
*[[Country Club (partially found test pilot of "Big City Greens" Disney Channel adventure-comedy animated series; 2015)]]
 
*[[Country Club (partially found test pilot of "Big City Greens" Disney Channel adventure-comedy animated series; 2015)]]
*[[Disney Channel Interactive (lost Dish Network game channel; late 2000s)]]
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*[[Disney Channel Interactive (lost Dish Network game channel; late 2000s) ]]
 +
*[[Disney Channel "Disney's One Too" (partially lost "Recess" gags of TV channel block; 1999-2003)]]
 
*[[Disney's Coyote Tales (found Disney Channel extended version of "The Coyote's Lament" animated short; 1991)]]
 
*[[Disney's Coyote Tales (found Disney Channel extended version of "The Coyote's Lament" animated short; 1991)]]
 
*[[Disney's Doug (found episodes of animated TV series; 1996-1999)]]
 
*[[Disney's Doug (found episodes of animated TV series; 1996-1999)]]
 
*[[Dumbo's Circus (partially found Disney Channel live action puppet series; 1985-1986)]]
 
*[[Dumbo's Circus (partially found Disney Channel live action puppet series; 1985-1986)]]
 
*[[Fish Hooks (partially found unreleased pilot of Disney Channel animated series; 2009)]]
 
*[[Fish Hooks (partially found unreleased pilot of Disney Channel animated series; 2009)]]
*[[Going Wild with Jeff Corwin (partially found Disney documentary TV series; 1997-1999)]]
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*[[Going Wild with Jeff Corwin (partially found Disney Channel documentary series; 1997-1999)]]
*[[Gravity Falls (found Comic Con 2012 promo of animated series; 2012)]]
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*[[Gravity Falls (found Comic Con 2012 promo of Disney Channel animated mystery comedy series; 2012)]]
*[[Gravity Falls (found pitch pilot of Disney animated TV series; 2010)]]
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*[[Gravity Falls (found pitch pilot of Disney Channel animated mystery comedy series; 2010)]]
 
*[[Hannah Montana (lost production material of cancelled anime adaptation of Disney Channel teen sitcom; 2009-2010)]]
 
*[[Hannah Montana (lost production material of cancelled anime adaptation of Disney Channel teen sitcom; 2009-2010)]]
*[[Katbot (partially found unreleased Disney animated TV series; 2005)]]
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*[[Herbie the Lovebug (lost Disney Channel animated pilot; late 1990s-2000s)]]
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*[[Katbot (partially found unreleased Disney Channel animated series; 2005)]]
 
*[[Lizzie McGuire "Season 3" (lost production material of unfinished season of Disney Channel comedy series; 2020)]]
 
*[[Lizzie McGuire "Season 3" (lost production material of unfinished season of Disney Channel comedy series; 2020)]]
 
*[[Minnie Takes Care of Pluto (found original English audio of Mickey Mouse Works animated short; 2000)]]
 
*[[Minnie Takes Care of Pluto (found original English audio of Mickey Mouse Works animated short; 2000)]]
 
*[[Mousercise (partially found Disney Channel exercise series; 1983-1996)]]
 
*[[Mousercise (partially found Disney Channel exercise series; 1983-1996)]]
*[[Mouseterpiece Theater (partially found Disney Channel cartoon compilation TV series; 1983-1990)]]
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*[[Mouseterpiece Theater (partially found Disney Channel cartoon compilation series; 1983-1990)]]
*[[Pepper Ann (partially found pilot episode of Disney animated series; 1996)]]
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*[[Pepper Ann (partially found unaired Nickelodeon pilot of Disney animated series; 1996)]]
 
*[[Phineas and Ferb (lost script of cancelled theatrical film based on animated series; 2010s)]]
 
*[[Phineas and Ferb (lost script of cancelled theatrical film based on animated series; 2010s)]]
 
*[[Phineas and Ferb: Shooting Star Milkshake Bar (partially found full version of song; late 2000s)]]
 
*[[Phineas and Ferb: Shooting Star Milkshake Bar (partially found full version of song; late 2000s)]]
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*[[Recess "The Break In" (partially found pilot of Disney animated TV series; 1996)]]
 
*[[Recess "The Break In" (partially found pilot of Disney animated TV series; 1996)]]
 
*[[Star and the Forces of Evil (partially found unaired pitch pilot of Disney Channel animated series; 2011)]]
 
*[[Star and the Forces of Evil (partially found unaired pitch pilot of Disney Channel animated series; 2011)]]
*[[Talespin - Phil Harris performance (lost audio recordings from Disney animated TV series; 1990)]]
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*[[Talespin (lost Phil Harris audio recordings from Disney Channel animated series; 1990)]]
 
*[[Teen Angel (partially found Disney Channel serial drama; 1989)]]
 
*[[Teen Angel (partially found Disney Channel serial drama; 1989)]]
*[[The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (partially found Disney Channel original series; 1989-1994)]]
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*[[The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (partially found revival of Disney variety TV series; 1989-1994)]]
 
*[[The Jersey (partially lost Disney Channel sports themed comedy series; 1999-2004)]]
 
*[[The Jersey (partially lost Disney Channel sports themed comedy series; 1999-2004)]]
 
*[[The Owl House (partially found unaired pilot of Disney Channel animated series; 2017)]]
 
*[[The Owl House (partially found unaired pilot of Disney Channel animated series; 2017)]]
 
*[[The Proud Family (partially lost unaired Nickelodeon pilot of Disney Channel animated sitcom; 1999)]]
 
*[[The Proud Family (partially lost unaired Nickelodeon pilot of Disney Channel animated sitcom; 1999)]]
 
*[[Welcome to Pooh Corner (partially found Disney Channel live-action puppet series; 1983-1986)]]
 
*[[Welcome to Pooh Corner (partially found Disney Channel live-action puppet series; 1983-1986)]]
*[[What's Stevie Thinking? (lost unaired pilot of cancelled "Lizzie McGuire" spin-off TV series; 2003)]]
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*[[What's Stevie Thinking? (lost unaired pilot of cancelled spin-off of "Lizzie McGuire" Disney Channel comedy series; 2003)]]
  
 
===Playhouse Disney===
 
===Playhouse Disney===
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*[[Bear in the Big Blue House (partially lost original English audio of Playhouse Disney puppet series; 1997-2006)]]
 
*[[Bear in the Big Blue House (partially lost original English audio of Playhouse Disney puppet series; 1997-2006)]]
 
*[[Breakfast with Bear (partially found episodes of Playhouse Disney spin-off series; 2005-2006)]]
 
*[[Breakfast with Bear (partially found episodes of Playhouse Disney spin-off series; 2005-2006)]]
*[[Handy Manny (partially found unaired pilot of Disney children's animated TV series; 2005)]]
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*[[Handy Manny (partially found unaired pilot of Playhouse Disney CGI animated series; 2005)]]
 
*[[Little Einsteins (lost second pitch pilot of Playhouse Disney animated series; existence unconfirmed; 2004)]]
 
*[[Little Einsteins (lost second pitch pilot of Playhouse Disney animated series; existence unconfirmed; 2004)]]
 
*[[Out of the Box (partially lost Playhouse Disney children's series; 1998-2004)]]
 
*[[Out of the Box (partially lost Playhouse Disney children's series; 1998-2004)]]
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===Disney Junior===
 
===Disney Junior===
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*[[Beverly Hills Chihuahuas (found pilot of cancelled Disney Junior animated adaptation of film series; 2012)]]
 
*[[Jungle Junction (lost pilots of Disney Junior CGI animated series; 2003; 2005; 2008)]]
 
*[[Jungle Junction (lost pilots of Disney Junior CGI animated series; 2003; 2005; 2008)]]
  
 
===Toon Disney===
 
===Toon Disney===
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*[[Teamo Supremo (partially lost Toon Disney animated series; 2002-2004)]]
 
*[[Toon News (partially found CGI Interstitial Toon Disney series; 2004/2005)]]
 
*[[Toon News (partially found CGI Interstitial Toon Disney series; 2004/2005)]]
*[[Teamo Supremo (partially lost Toon Disney animated series; 2002-2004)]]
 
  
 
===Disney XD===
 
===Disney XD===
 
*[[Billion Dollar Freshmen (lost unaired pilot episode of "Lab Rats" Disney XD live-action comedy TV series; 2010)]]
 
*[[Billion Dollar Freshmen (lost unaired pilot episode of "Lab Rats" Disney XD live-action comedy TV series; 2010)]]
 
*[[DXP (partially found Disney XD video game block; 2017)]]
 
*[[DXP (partially found Disney XD video game block; 2017)]]
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*[[Power Rangers Animated Series (lost Disney XD pilot of animated adaptation of live-action superhero series; existence unconfirmed; 2007-2009)]]
  
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
*[[Bonkers "Fall Apart Bomb Squad" (found episode of Disney Channel animated series; 1993)]]
 
*[[Disney's One Too - Recess gags (partially lost series of animated shorts; 1999-2003)]]
 
 
*[[Green Monkeys (lost Disney pilot; 1999)]]
 
*[[Green Monkeys (lost Disney pilot; 1999)]]
*[[Herbie the Lovebug (lost animated pilot; late 1990s-2000s)]]
 
 
*[[La Chambre Folle (lost French Disney children's TV block; 1998)]]
 
*[[La Chambre Folle (lost French Disney children's TV block; 1998)]]
 
*[[Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers (found English dub of anime series; 2015)]]
 
*[[Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers (found English dub of anime series; 2015)]]
*[[Power Rangers Animated Series (lost Disney XD pilot; existence unconfirmed; 2007-2009)]]
 
 
*[[Robodz (lost Disney Toei animated TV series; 2008)]]
 
*[[Robodz (lost Disney Toei animated TV series; 2008)]]
 
*[[The Mouse Factory (partially found Disney live-action/animated TV series; 1972-1973)]]
 
*[[The Mouse Factory (partially found Disney live-action/animated TV series; 1972-1973)]]

Latest revision as of 01:03, 22 January 2022

DreamfindersShow.jpg

Advertisement of the show.

Status: Non-existent

When The Disney Channel launched in 1983, the channel premiered several original programs, like Welcome to Pooh Corner and You and Me, Kid. Those shows were aired on the channel for years, but there was one original show that was announced for the channel's launch but never produced called Dreamfinders. The show is based on the former EPCOT Center (now called Epcot) attraction, "Journey Into Imagination," which turned to "Journey Into Your Imagination" in 1999 and is now currently "Journey Into Imagination with Figment."

Plot[edit | edit source]

The show, as The Disney Channel Magazine described it, was about a group of children in a "real world" setting, as they are in some kind of problem. Dreamfinder (or as the show called him, Old Eli) would take the kids to "The Realm of Imagination," where they use their ideas to find a creative solution. However, Fear, the show's villain, along with his minions, would attempt to take the children and Eli into the abyss of "Bewilderedness."

Availability[edit | edit source]

The show was to be an hour long and was scheduled to air on the weekend. Even though the show was never produced, it was represented by a short appearance of Old Eli during the Disney Channel's launch countdown on April 18th, 1983.

The series started to have a ramp-up in people joining the search for it on December 12th, 2016, when Lost Media Wiki user "ccateni" made a thread trying to get people to "help" him find the series.

On December 16th, 2016, LMW user "theraincrafter" managed to contact a scriptwriter of the TV show and obtain a script of an episode called "Just in Time." He then posted a download to the script along with emails sent to the scriptwriter of the show on the original forum for the search of Dreamfinders. It confirms many of the rumors of the show while also giving an accurate depiction of how the show would appear on TV.

Disney's archives on their official fan club website, D23, contains information about Dreamfinders, coming straight from their Chief Archivist Emeritus, Dave Smith. The description of the show given was the same as the description in the advertisements. However, Smith goes on to state that "no shows were ever completed."[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Images[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Dreamfinder/Old Eli appears at 1:23.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Disney Channel[edit | edit source]

Playhouse Disney[edit | edit source]

Disney Junior[edit | edit source]

Toon Disney[edit | edit source]

Disney XD[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]