Walt Disney | American Experience | WGBH | PBS

Walt Disney . American Experience . WGBH | PBS

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 Seven Dwarfs".

As dramatist you always want to be able to make the greatest impact through story, and I think that Disney's intuition to introduce these stories to younger audiences was carrying on a tradition through the use of fairy tales and morality tales in a new medium. If you look at the success of these films, it is because the stories of these characters ran so deep, that it resonated with children and adults. Terrifying yes, but always redemptive.I have yet to feel the same about any current slate of Disney produced material...with the exception of UP.

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