American Experience - Walt Disney

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Walt Disney's Early Days
Part one of "Walt Disney" explores the complex life and enduring legacy of Walt Disney, from his early days creating Mickey Mouse through the triumph of "Snow White and the…
Walt Disney's Legacy
In May 1941, more than 200 of Walt Disney's workers go on strike. Roy Disney eventually strikes a deal with the new union, but to Walt, the studio will never…

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When you think of Walt Disney, the first thing that comes to mind may not be the man himself. This series does a great job revealing who Walt Disney was and understanding the ambition, dedication, and creativity of one of the most influential storytellers of all time.

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