Most network shows were broadcast in color by the mid 1960s. CBS did not convert the Captain's early morning program to color until 1967.
This was the first TV network kids show in the United States.
Captain Kangaroo and crew hosted the CBS Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in the 1960's.
After the cancellation of Robert Keeshan's Saturday television show "Mister Mayor", the secondary characters joined the Captain Kangaroo show. These individuals included Dudley D. Dudley, whose job was being a substitute statue, Rollo the Hippopotamus and Aunt Maude.