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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.


Khoa Le


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


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

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Did You Know?


Walt and his Mouse knock on the back door of a restaurant asking "Joe" for something small to eat. In Disney's Lady and the Tramp, the two dogs are fed behind a restaurant by characters "Tony" and "Joe". See more »


When Charles Mintz calls to let Walt know that he has a problem with the girl playing Alice, the woman who answers the phone covers the ear piece instead of the mouth piece before yelling to Walt that the call is for him. See more »


Walt Disney: Mr. Newman, I've been trying to get ahold of you.
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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 »


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Really, Really Bad
2 May 2016 | by fisheric26See all my reviews

We watched this after returning from a Disney World vacation, still not quite ready to put our recent trip in the rear view mirror, and turned it off about an hour into the film. It's a terrible movie. The acting is atrocious, so bad that I wondered several times how the director approved a scene for the final cut. The thing is that I didn't think the cast was that bad, there are a few decent names in here. Everyone was just awful though, clear that they were only in it for a paycheck.

What's more is that the story was told in a way that's so boring and bland, nothing is interesting. This is a movie that should have been played on Lifetime, and even that may be giving it a little too much credit.

Don't believe the 4.5/5 star rating it gets on Netflix like I did - this movie stinks.

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