The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)

Season 5 Episode 1

Walt Disney: The Man Behind The Myth

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 2001 on ABC
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Walt Disney: The Man Behind The Myth
Walt: The Man Behind The Myth narrated by Dick van Dyke, star of Disney's "MaryPoppins,"offers a new and revealing look at Walt Disney both inside and outside thestudio. To present Walt's life and legacy as accurately as possible, the producers shotmore than 70 new interviews with colleagues, friends and family of Walt Disney, includinganimation legends Joe Grant, Ward Kimball, John Hench, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston andMarc Davis. Diane Disney Miller and Roy E. Disney, Vice-Chairman of Walt Disney Studios,are also featured. The film also draws on leading historians including Leonard Maltin, BobThomas, John Canemaker, Charles Solomon, Brian Sibley and J.B. Kaufman, as well ascelebrities including Art Linkletter, Dick van Dyke, Chuck Jones, Ray Bradbury, JohnLasseter, Dean Jones, Robert Stack and Buddy Ebsen.moreless

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