Now Playing: "Walt - The Man Behind the Myth"

Posted on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 06:00

You might have seen it on TV, or own the DVD, but for the first time ever, you can now watch Walt: The Man Behind the Myth on the big screen, uncut and in HD with surround sound, in our state-of-the-art digital theater. The documentary feature screens daily from 10:30AM to 12:30PM, and the screening is FREE with paid general admission. The Museum Store also stocks the DVD edition of the film (as well as many other unique items), so take a peek if you're still looking for that perfect holiday gift!

Produced by the Walt Disney Family Foundation and narrated by Dick Van Dyke, the film takes you through Walt's life, work and legacy, and features more than 70 interviews by family, friends and colleagues. Get to know Walt Disney, not only as the man behind the brand and the magic, but also as a father, husband, and friend. 

Here's what has been said about the film:

"A surprisingly non-whitewashed version of Walt Disney’s life story by those who knew him best, overseen and produced by the Disney Family themselves and featuring interviews and recollections from many who worked with Walt at his Studio." —Ben Simon, Animated Views

"This documentary is very highly recommended. Even if you are, as the case may very well be, knowledgeable about Disney's life and filmography you'll appreciate Walt: The Man Behind the Myth as a thorough and loving testament to a true modern-era genius. Masterfully crafted and with priceless insight from Walt's acquaintances and rare home movies, this feature is engaging, informative, and rewarding—everything you could ask for in a well-done biography. No matter what aspect of Disney you most admire—his animated fairy tales and comical cartoon shorts, his nature documentaries and family-friendly live action works, or the theme park he envisioned and saw through—this film is for you and should be seen. —Luke Bonanno,

"Walt: the Man Behind The Myth gives a solid overview of Walt's career, going into depth about the highlights and occasionally offering glimpses into some of the bad—and even sometimes tragic—times and controversies…The Man Behind the Myth is a terrific look at Walt Disney, providing a fine mixture of interesting archive footage and interviews from over 70 people. Highly recommended."

What: Walt: The Man Behind the Myth

Where: The Walt Disney Family Museum, Theater

When: Now through December 31, 10:30am-12:30pm

Admission: Free with paid general admission