▶ The Beach Boys & Annette Funicello : "The Monkey's Uncle" ~ title credits to a chunk of mid-1960's teenage movie flotsam. The Monkey's Uncle which was a sequel to 1964's The Misadventures of Merlin Jones. Same cast. Each film was actually two 45 minutes episodes (with separate plots) originally intended to air on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color tv program as a 4-part series. They were released to theaters instead to take advantage of Annette's popularity in films.