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Walt Disney (Part One)

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Part 1 of 2. The life and legacy of Walt Disney (1901-66), featuring archival footage from the Disney vaults; scenes from his greatest films; remarks from biographers and historians; and insights from animators, artists and designers who worked with him.

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Critic reviews for Walt Disney (Part One)

The program is a must for anyone interested in Disney films and theme parks.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

PBS tries and in very large part succeeds in encapsulating this extraordinary pathfinder in "Walt Disney," an ambitious two-part, four-hour documentary airing under the prestigious American Experience banner.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…
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That Colt delivers neither a mushy love letter nor a hatchet job likely will leave viewers at the extremes with a portrait they didn't quite expect.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

The best thing about "Walt Disney" is the visual cornucopia it offers: not just clips from Disney films, but also news photos, newsreel footage, and home movies.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

At four hours, "Walt Disney" is, yes, long, but it never drags. Anyone who has enjoyed a Disney movie should enjoy delving into Walt's own story.

September 15, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

And the achievement of "Walt Disney"... is how it peels back the layers of marketing and myth to explain how the foundation of the Disney empire is inextricably linked with the dreams, ambitions and drive of Disney himself.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

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