Walt & El Grupo Reviews

January 15, 2010
Above all else the film is a treasure trove of fantastic archival material, much of it never before shown.
October 22, 2009
At a time when Hollywood doesn't remember last year, is obsessed with the bottom line and is run by men who often have no sense of history, Walt & El Grupo evokes a better time.
October 21, 2009
While skimming over the troubled waters of impending war and ongoing labor unrest, it's both a vicarious vacation and a crash course in animation.
October 1, 2009
You get a taste of what the Disney group went through and saw, and you see how that work translated into rough sketches and designs.
September 24, 2009
[Thomas] may need more distance from the subject -- Walt & El Grupo could shed about 20 minutes -- but there's no questioning his sincerity or his instinct for revealing anecdotes.
September 21, 2009
This may be the first documentary that contains not a single American, living or dead, who is anything but merry of disposition. That cheer carries over to the on-the-spot gusto of el grupo's sketchbooks -- a more accurate tribute than the final cartoons.
September 13, 2009
A lively, well-edited documentary brimming with insight, warmth and humor while captivating audiences both young and old.
September 11, 2009
Provides a framing device for the Disney creative process as well as the issue of the place of art in geo-politics.
September 10, 2009
While Walt & El Grupo could use trimming, it also is visually stunning.
September 10, 2009
Hardcore Disney fans will appreciate how serious-minded and intimate this movie is, but for others, Walt & El Grupo might feel like an expensive vacation slide show, assembled by strangers.
September 10, 2009
Walt & El Grupo is the best kind of labor of love. A documentary made with affection and intelligence...
September 8, 2009
This historical film has to be seen for the glorious way it takes you back through time, making you feel as if you are part of Disney's entourage.
September 8, 2009
Walt is both humorous and moderately revealing about the backstage machinations of the Disney machine.