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Walt Before Mickey (2015)

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

Director:

Khoa Le

Writers:

Timothy Susanin (book), Diane Disney (foreword) (as Diane Disney Miller) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Walt Disney
Jon Heder ... Roy Disney
Armando Gutierrez ... Ub Iwerks
David Henrie ... Rudy Ising
Jodie Sweetin ... Charlotte Disney
Taylor Gray ... Friz Freleng
Kate Katzman ... Lillian Disney
Conor Dubin Conor Dubin ... Charles Mintz
Hunter Gomez ... Hugh Harman
Timothy Neil Williams Timothy Neil Williams ... Fred Harman
Ayla Kell ... Bridgit
Arthur L. Bernstein ... Frank Newman
Frank Licari ... George Winkler
Flora Bonfanti ... Margaret Winkler
Natasha Sherritt ... Edna Disney
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Based on the book "Walt Before Mickey" covers the early years of Walt Disney's career.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for period smoking throughout, mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walt Antes de Mickey See more »

Filming Locations:

DeLand, Florida, USA See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The film accurately depicts Walt as a heavy smoker. Walt Disney died of lung cancer in 1966. See more »

Goofs

In two different shots set in the mid 1920s, Walt is shown looking at letters addressed to him. One envelope shows a 1983 Santa Claus stamp. Later, another envelope shows a stamp with two crossed US flags that came out around 1973. See more »

Quotes

Roy Disney: You gotta get your head outta the clouds.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, we are told that the story is "based on the book by Timothy Susanin, forward by Diane Disney Miller." It's supposed to be "foreword," not "forward." This error is one of the most common in English and does not speak highly of the technical team's literacy level. See more »

Connections

Features Plane Crazy (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Hector the Hero (Instrumental)
Written by James Scott Skinner
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Appalling
25 April 2016 | by btsmall74See all my reviews

This is my very first IMDb review. I was compelled to write, as this film is simply THAT bad.

This is a cheesy, cheap, made-for-TV style travesty with all the depth of a teaspoon. The script is weak, the dialogue stilted and cringe-worthy, and the acting is quite simply pitiful. But the worst thing about this film is the pathetically awful directing. A glance at Khoa Le's bio tells you everything you need to know. A director with absolutely no skill or experience who's greatest talent seems to be talking himself up.

Walt Disney, the man himself, is a subject that is ripe for the picking - compelling, universally appealing, easily marketable. No one but the most dyed-in-the-wool deluded Disney fanatic could believe this version of his story is all there is to tell. This paltry product barely even begins to pick off the obvious scabs of the man's early life. Any other half-witted music video producer masquerading as a feature film director could have done so much more with this material and cast.

The most intriguing and surprising thing about this, is that it got past the Disney legal team.


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