8.0/10
336
7 user 6 critic

Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001)

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Director: Don Hahn
Stars: Roy Edward Disney, John Lasseter, Michael Eisner
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks
Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie.

Director: Theodore Thomas
Stars: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Sylvia Roemer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

Directors: Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman
Stars: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Roy Edward Disney
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on the life of the under-appreciated animator Ub Iwerks, who played a major role in the creation of Mickey Mouse.

Director: Leslie Iwerks
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Mark Kausler, John Lasseter
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Based on the book "Walt Before Mickey" covers the early years of Walt Disney's career.

Director: Khoa Le
Stars: Jodie Sweetin, Jon Heder, Owen Teague
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Director: Christopher Guest
Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It's 1941 and Walt and his creative team go to South America on a goodwill tour.

Director: Theodore Thomas
Stars: Flávio Barroso, Lee Blair, Mary Blair
Sound City (2013)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl
Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Disney animator Dan Lund documents the studio's decision to shut down its hand-drawn animation department and focus instead on computer-generated animation.

Director: Dan Lund
Stars: Thomas Baker, Joel Biske, Paul Briggs
Clair de Lune (2000)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An animation of two egrets flying through the moonlit sky set to Debussy's composition "Clair de Lune".

Director: Samuel Armstrong
Stars: Leopold Stokowski
Documentary

A look at the past, present and future achievements of Walt Disney's Imagineering staff at his numerous Disney theme parks.

Director: Leslie Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney, John Lasseter, David Copperfield
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator / Himself
...
Additional Narrator (as John Mayer)
Marian Galanis ...
Additional Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Anderson ...
Himself
...
Herself (archive footage)
Ken Annakin ...
Himself
...
Himself
Sharon Baird ...
Herself
Buddy Baker ...
Himself
...
Himself
Michael Broggie ...
Himself
Roger Broggie ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bob Broughton ...
Himself
Edmund G. Brown ...
Himself (archive footage)
Robert Brown ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Historien om Walt Disney  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Seal Island (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

The Skeleton Dance
from "Dumbo"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
He shaped the world we live in
11 August 2005 | by (Somerville, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

It was great seeing a more balanced biography of Walt Disney after all these years. I felt like there have always been 2 extremes: the sugary and perfect Walt who loved children, and the diabolic Communist smasher that hated Jews. Well, here's a news flash: he was human. Walt was a taskmaster, and perfectionist, but he was dedicated to entertaining people and making them laugh. This movie showed us how he was a 12-year old at heart, full of the vigor that made his cartoons great and prone to being naive when it came to labor and politics. To work for Walt was probably a roller-coaster, being "under the eyebrow" one moment when he was concentrating on a project, then elated when he dispensed a single iota of praise from his gruff businessman persona. The next second he could transform himself into a character from the storyboard he was demonstrating, brimming with energy and enthusiasm like a middle-aged Huck Finn. People have tried to villify him over the years, pecking away and trying to drag down his overly-sweet reputation perpetuated by the studio after his death. But you can say this about him: he loved children, wanted to make people laugh, and in some small way felt that by making the childhood of others happier, he was a happy child himself.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack info info-9651
soundtrack question timned88
Discuss Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?