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Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 

Walt Disney was a great person and he created Disneyland and other things for people all over the world and they are so proud of his great work and Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Himself - Narrator
Walt Disney ... Himself - Founder, Disney (archive footage)
Diane Disney ... Herself - Daughter (as Diane Disney Miller)
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself - Nephew (as Roy E. Disney)
Dave Smith ... Himself - Disney Company Archivist
Bob Thomas Bob Thomas ... Himself - Walt Disney Biographer
Dorothy Puder Dorothy Puder ... Herself - Niece
J.B. Kaufman ... Himself - Author & Historian
Virginia Davis ... Herself - Actress / Alice
Charles Solomon ... Himself - Author & Historian
Ray Bradbury ... Himself - Writer & Friend
Ollie Johnston ... Himself - Animator
Marc Davis ... Himself - Animator & Imagineer
John Hench John Hench ... Himself - Artist & Imagineer
Robert Stack ... Himself - Actor


Walt: The Man Behind the Myth offers a fascinating look at the man behind such classics as Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Mary Poppins, and Bambi, as well as the creation of Disneyland and many of the other things Walt Disney imagined into reality. Narrated by Dick Van Dyke and presented by Diane Disney Miller, Walt's oldest daughter, the documentary features more than 50 interviews with original artists and imagineers, friends, family, and collaborators. Written by Allison

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Release Date:

16 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Historien om Walt Disney See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Walt's last animated feature that he over saw before his death was The Jungle Book (1967). See more »


Charles Solomon: When we look at Steamboat Willie today, it's hard to imagine how fresh and how different it must had been than the other animated films of that era. In November 1928. you had never seen anything like this before. Here was a character laughing and dancing and whistling and singing coordinated to the music more perfectly than anything you would have seen before.
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References Alice the Peacemaker (1924) See more »


The Skeleton Dance
from "Dumbo"
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A Magical Experience
2 October 2002 | by StreepFan126See all my reviews

I usually don't find documentaries all that entertaining, but this one sure was. It had the Disney touch all over it. It is so interesting to see how Walt Disney came up with his ideas, and how his tem, made them happen. I even cried when it got to the point where Walt Disney died. I heared that this is going to be shown every year now around Walt Disney's birthday, so watch for it.

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