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Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Katherine Greene, Richard Greene

Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (Walt : the man behind the myth)

120' - 2001 - Biography, Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Katherine Greene, Richard Greene With: Dick Van Dyke, Diane Disney Miller, Ward Kimbal, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Roy O. Disney, Chuck Jones, Marc Davies, Richard Fleischer, Leonard Maltin, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Bob Thomas, Ray Bradbury
This documentary is a new, penetrating look at Walt Disney both inside and outside the studio. The team was given unprecedented access to family archives and correspondence, including hundreds of unpublished letters, sketches and other memorabilia. The film also features excerpts from over 18 hours of 16mm "home movies", shot by Walt himself. It is the first time that these films, including colour reels dating from the early 1930's, have been released for broadcast television. "This film is a determined effort to provide a true, real-to-life portrait of my grandfather, in all aspects of his life," says Walter Miller. As such, the film does not hesitate to tackle some of the more controversial issues, including the myth of Walt's anti-Semitism; his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee; the studio strike of 1941; and his sometimes problematic relationship with employees. (www.gls-la.com)

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Credits

Director

Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Katherine Greene, Richard Greene

With

Dick Van Dyke, Diane Disney Miller, Ward Kimbal, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Roy O. Disney, Chuck Jones, Marc Davies, Richard Fleischer, Leonard Maltin, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Bob Thomas, Ray Bradbury

Scenario

Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Katherine Greene, Richard Greene

Director of Photography

Eric Trageser

Editor

Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Producer

Cathie Labrador

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

2001

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