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Walt - The Man Behind the Myth
Walt - The Man Behind the Myth
Actors: Dick Van Dyke, John H. Mayer, Marian Galanis, Paul Anderson, Julie Andrews
Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
G     2004     1hr 59min

From Mickey Mouse to MARY POPPINS to Disneyland and beyond, Walt Disney touched the hearts of millions with his special brand of magic. In this revealing portrait, you'll discover the man behind the myth as never before. I...  more »


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Actors: Dick Van Dyke, John H. Mayer, Marian Galanis, Paul Anderson, Julie Andrews
Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Creators: Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Amy Boothe Green, Cathie Labrador, Howard Green, Katherine Greene, Richard Greene
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Biography
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/02/2004
Original Release Date: 09/16/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2001
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 59min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 16
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Miguel A. (gmikex) from SANTA ANA, CA
Reviewed on 12/25/2007...
One of the most motivational history that i had seen. If you are a Walt's fan, you'll love this movie. You'll see all him history and how he founded one of the most important company ever
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Movie Reviews

Dean W. Barickman | Ottawa, Illinois USA | 11/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"WALT: THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH is a warm, entertaining, and fascinating look at both the public and private life of one of the greatest show-business men of the 20th Century....a man who is still influencing our world today. The never before released photos and film footage alone make this a "must" purchase. If the production has one fault, it may be that it leaves the viewer wanting more such glimpses into the life of Walt Disney. A great companion video would be THE HAND BEHIND THE MOUSE: THE UB IWERKS STORY."
The touching and definitive story about Walt Disney
historyone | Republic of Texas, USA | 03/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a Disney fan plain and simple. I grew up watching "The Wonderful World of Disney", going to Disneyland more than six times in my life and visiting Walt Disney World once. I buy Disney DVD's and other products from the Disney line. However, I knew a little about the man who created the "magic" and after viewing this outstanding DVD about the life of Walt Disney, I feel like I know him so much more.This is an account about the life and thoughts of the man who created a world where people are more happier today because of the dreams shared by Walt Disney. The film begins with Walt's childhood in Missouri and California. There are family films that are shown for the first time with the permission of the Disney family that show the love and warmth not only of Walt, but of his family and friends.The film also tells about his early workings in creating cartoon characters, working and paying his dues in the entertainment industry of the 1920's and finally with a bold stroke, creating his own studio where Walt could finally create much of the magic that we enjoy today. The film also tells about the work and creation that went into full length animated movies such as "Snow White", "Bambi", "Pinnochio", and other classic masterpieces. Also shown is the vision that led to the construction of Disneyland and Walt's final dream...Epcot Center.The film also has moving interviews with intimate Disney family members such as Walt and Lillian's daughter Diane, grandson Walt Elias Disney Miller, grandaughters, grandnieces and grandnephews. Close family friends such as Art Linkletter, Dean Jones, Ray Bradberry, and the late Buddy Epsen are interviewed as well as early live Disney stars such as Dean Jones.Each give a wonderful insight into Walt Disney and all still show loving devotion to him even 37 years after his death. Walt Disney definitely made the world a better place to live him and we can thank him for giving us a magical place to escape to everyday by watching the films, going to the amusement parks and so much more, because of his magical immagination.Every Disney fan will enjoy watching this DVD over and over again.Very highly recommended!!"
He made the world a little better
Anthony C. Tecce | Somerville, Massachusetts United States | 08/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It was great seeing a more balanced biography of Walt Disney after all these years. I felt like there have always been 2 extremes: the sugary and perfect Walt who loved children, and the diabolic Communist smasher that hated Jews.
Well, here's a news flash: he was human. Walt was a taskmaster, and perfectionist, but he was dedicated to entertaining people and making them laugh. This movie showed us how he was a 12-year old at heart, full of the vigor that made his cartoons great and prone to being naive when it came to labor and politics.
To work for Walt was probably a rollercoaster, being "under the eyebrow" one moment when he was concentrating on a project, then elated when he dispensed a single iota of praise from his gruff businessman persona. The next second he could transform himself into a character from the storyboard he was demonstrating, brimming with energy and enthusiasm like a middle-aged Huck Finn.
People have tried to villify him over the years, pecking away and trying to drag down his overly-sweet reputation perpetuated by the studio after his death. But you can say this about him: he loved childern, wanted to make people laugh, and in some small way felt that by making the childhood of others happier, he was a happy child himself."