Walt & El Grupo Reviews

October 30, 2009
The production values are first rate. But you will wait in vain to hear a good reason for this movie's existence.
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.
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 11, 2009
A relentlessly upbeat vanity project destined for the Disney family archive.
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 9, 2009
This Disney-sanctioned documentary on Papa Walt and company's 1941 visit to South America is a dull, dry bit of mythmaking.
September 8, 2009
Walt is both humorous and moderately revealing about the backstage machinations of the Disney machine.