BBC 2 will be screening the first of a two part documentary about Walt Disney on Saturday 10th December 2016 at 8:45 PM.
The documentary about the life and legacy of Walt Disney, features archival footage only recently released from the Disney vaults, alongside scenes from some of his greatest films and the sketches from which they were created.
Those who helped turn his dreams into reality – his friends, family, animators and designers – reveal the real man behind the legend. They disclose the previously unknown processes, single-mindedness and sometimes sheer unpleasantness and discrimination that lay behind his seemingly effortless masterpieces.
Through bankruptcy, strikes, great risk and more, Disney’s refusal to accept failure and his determined pursuit of his creative vision produced cartoons and movies that would define an entire industry. Both an inspiring story and a cautionary tale about the price of ambition, this film offers an unprecedented look at the man who created a world and built an empire.
Part One explores Disney’s early days, when he created Mickey Mouse, through to the triumph of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film.
Part Two will be screened at 7:55 PM the following Saturday (17th December 2016) and explores Disney’s later years as he makes films such as Cinderella and Mary Poppins, and realises his dream project, Disneyland.