Walt: The Man Behind the Myth

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Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001)

G 118 min - Documentary - 16 September 2001
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From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom, he turned his dreams into entertainment for the ages. Now, learn his real story. Through exclusive footage and interviews with friends and family, this documentary traces the complicated life of legendary animator Walt Disney.

Director:  Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Writers:  Richard Greene, Katherine Greene

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From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom, he turned his dreams into entertainment for the ages. Now, learn his real story. Through exclusive footage and interviews with friends and family, this documentary traces the complicated life of legendary animator Walt Disney.


Collections: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  French, English, Spanish
Release Date:  16 September 2001

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 58 min

The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story

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The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999)

90 min - Documentary - 8 October 1999
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There's not a person in the world who wouldn't recognize Mickey Mouse. But until now, not many knew the man who originally gave shape, movement and personality to the world's most beloved icon. "The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story" takes you behind the scenes to meet Walt Disney's best friend and chief animator.

Director:  Leslie Iwerks
Writers:  Leslie Iwerks

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There's not a person in the world who wouldn't recognize Mickey Mouse. But until now, not many knew the man who originally gave shape, movement and personality to the world's most beloved icon. "The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story" takes you behind the scenes to meet Walt Disney's best friend and chief animator.


Tagline: The man Walt Disney called "the greatest animator in the world"

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  8 October 1999

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures, Leslie Iwerks Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Howard

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Howard (2018)

93 min - Documentary, Music - 22 April 2018
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Though legendary lyricist Howard Ashman died far too young, his impact on Broadway, movies, and the culture at large were incalculable. Told entirely through rare archival footage and interviews with Ashman’s family, friends, associates, and longtime partner Bill Lauch, Howard is an intimate tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent and a rousing celebration of musical storytelling itself.

Director:  Don Hahn
Stars:  Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Bill Lauch, Don Hahn, Sarah Gillespie, Shirley Ashman, Kyle Renick, Nancy Parent, Dennis Green, Jodi Benson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chris Montan, Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers, Glen Keane, Gary Trousdale, Thomas Schumacher, David Friedman, Paige O'Hara, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Ray Ashman, Stuart "Snooze" White, Maury Yeston, Brynn O'Malley, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Edith Vonnegut, Holly Villaire, Jonathan Hadary, Peter J. Saputo, Frederick Coffin, David Little, Douglas Fisher, Jonathan Haze, Charles B. Griffith, Leola Wendorff, John Herman Shaner, Mel Welles, Ellen Greene, Ronnie Spector, Estelle Bennett, Nedra Talley, Phil Spector, R. Keith Michael, Rick Moranis, Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Bill Boggs, Roger Ebert, Levi Stubbs, Vincent Gardenia, Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood, Steve Martin, Dan Rather, Barry Peterson, Bobby Campbell, Larry Kramer, David Evans, Marvin Hamlisch, Anne Bobby, David Geffen, Diane Sawyer, Frank Oz, Randy Cartwright, Walt Disney, Peter Schneider, Ron Clements, John Musker, Mike Gabriel, Divine, Pat Carroll, Roy Edward Disney, Janis Menken, Anna Rose Menken, Nora Lily Menken, Danny Troob, Fats Waller, Benny Carter, Zutty Singleton, Slam Stewart, Taps Miller, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Douglas Seale, Don Ernst, Donald W. Ernst, Paula Abdul, Dudley Moore, Danny Glover, Kirk Wise, James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs, Emma Watson, Dale Branston, Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Dan Stevens, Joan Prather, Denise Nickerson, Melanie Griffith, Annette O'Toole, Maria O'Brien, Colleen Camp, Caroline Williams, Kate Sarchet, Maureen Abbott, Leslie Anderson, Janette Butler, Shawn Christianson, MaryStella Church, Dana Couey, Deborah Coy, Marie Curry, Teri Duggan, Mary Gannon, Nancy Hess, Owens Hill, Joanna Vogel, Catherine Klein, Christie Lawrence, Amy Leitman, Barbara McCutchan, Dona Miller, Karen Miller, Sadie Raker, Janis Russell, Frances Sartori, Lisa Scott, Melinda Smith, MaryAnn Stineman, Beth Turner

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Though legendary lyricist Howard Ashman died far too young, his impact on Broadway, movies, and the culture at large were incalculable. Told entirely through rare archival footage and interviews with Ashman’s family, friends, associates, and longtime partner Bill Lauch, Howard is an intimate tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent and a rousing celebration of musical storytelling itself.


Tagline: He gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul.

Genres: Documentary, Music

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Official Website:  http://www.howardmovie.com
Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  22 April 2018

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Production Companies:  Stone Circle Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min

Waking Sleeping Beauty

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Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

PG 86 min - Documentary - 5 September 2009
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By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.

Director:  Don Hahn
Stars:  Don Hahn, Roy Edward Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Peter Schneider, Rob Minkoff, Glen Keane, Ron Clements, John Musker, Mike Gabriel, Roger Allers, David Pruiksma, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Thomas Schumacher, Mark Kimball, Dick Cook, Lisa Keene, Elton John, Lillian Disney, Randy Cartwright, Ron Miller, Ruben Procopio, Tim Burton, Wolfgang Reitherman, Jeanette Thomas, Frank Thomas, Marie E. Johnston, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson, Joe Ranft, Les Clark, Ron Hendren, Frank Wells, Don Griffith, John Lasseter, Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, Connie Chung, Diane Sawyer, Ted Berman, Phil Nibbelink, Joe Hale, Ed Gombert, Shirley Temple, Kathleen Gavin, Maureen Donley, Pat Riley, Alex Trebek, Steven Spielberg, Richard Rich, Jane Pauley, Dennis Cosmo Michael, George Scribner, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams, Dean Cundey, Roger Ebert, Richard Purdum, David Friedman, Paula Abdul, Dudley Moore, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Getúlio Vargas, Gary Franklin, Gene Siskel, Karl Malden, Kathleen Turner, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Selick, Ed Catmull, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Ralph Eggleston, Jim Fowler, Joseph the Lion, Pancho the Lion, Brenda Chapman, Ruben A. Aquino, Travis Blaise, Richard Turner, Laurin Sydney, Charles Gibson, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Bob Goen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Cecilia Hart, Robert Guillaume, Donna Brown Guillaume, Chris Sanders, James Baxter, Marc Davis, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery, Joe Lanzisero, Darrell Van Citters, Brett Thompson, Leslie Margolin, Mike Cedeno, Paul Nowak, Nancy Beiman, Jerry Rees, Bruce Morris, Elmer Plummer, Brad Bird, Doug Lefler, Harry Sabin, Eddie Fisher, Doris Day, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy, Lorna Cook, Heidi Guedel, Linda Miller, Emily Jiuliano, Skip Jones, Vera Pacheco, Dave Spafford, Sally Voorheis, Saul Steinberg, John V. Lindsay, Barry Diller, John Travolta, Lem Davis, Alvy Ray Smith, Danny Troob, Tim Rice, Robin Williams, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Jodi Benson, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Lisa Blair, John Hurt, Grant Bardsley, Pat Fraley, Janet-Laine Green, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Eve Evans, Cree Summer, Judge Reinhold, Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Mel Blanc, Cheech Marin, Pat Carroll, Butch Patrick, Fred Gwynne, Wayne Allwine, Susan Egan, Burke Moses, Terrence Mann, Frank Welker, Stubby Kaye

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By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.


Collections: Don Hahn

Tagline: From 1984 to 1994 a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever.

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  5 September 2009

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Revenue:  $80

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures, Red Shoes / Some Shoes, Stone Circle Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

The Pixar Story

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The Pixar Story (2007)

87 min - Documentary - 28 August 2007
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.

Director:  Leslie Iwerks
Writers:  Leslie Iwerks, Jeff Vincent
Stars:  Stacy Keach, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, John Lasseter, William Reeves, Joe Ranft, George Lucas, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, Peter Schneider, Alexander Schure, Thomas Schumacher, Brad Bird, Roy Edward Disney, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ron Clements, John Musker, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Glen Keane, Don Hahn, Randy Nelson, Thomas Porter, Alvy Ray Smith, Rob Cook, Billy Crystal, Eben Ostby, Loren Carpenter, Dennis Muren, Alan Kay, Deirdre Warin, Michael Eisner, Robert A. Iger, Leonard Maltin, Mike McCaffrey, Nancy Lasseter, Randy Newman, James Ford Murphy, Diane Disney, Joe Grant, Christopher Sawyer, Tom K. Gurney, Doug Sweetland, Joe Lanzisero, Darrell Van Citters, Brett Thompson, Leslie Margolin, Mike Cedeno, Paul Nowak, Nancy Beiman, Jerry Rees, Bruce Morris, Elmer Plummer, Harry Sabin, Doug Lefler, T. Hee, Don Honicky, John Davidson, Randy Cartwright, Ron Miller, John F. Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Eben Ostby, Bonnie Arnold, Ralph Guggenheim, Glenn McQueen, Angus MacLane, Kate Cronin, Rebecca Quick, Walt Disney, Robin Williams, Barry Diller, Marc Davis, Les Clark, Milt Kahl, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Jewell Mae Risley, Bennett Lasseter, Paul James Lasseter, Joey Lasseter, Sam Lasseter, Alexander Gould, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Albert Brooks, Jennifer Tilly, Craig T. Nelson, Jason Lee, Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Hannah, James MacDonald, Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges, Dan Shor, Craig Chudy, Vince Deadrick Jr., John P. Ryan, Donald Eccles, DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Sárközi Olivér, Sam Neill, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Laurie Metcalf, Lisa Bradley, Kendall Cunningham, Gregory Grudt, Cody Dorkin, Brittany Levenbrown, Scott McAfee, Ryan O'Donohue, Shane Sweet, Anthony Burch, Spencer Aste, R. Lee Ermey, Wallace Shawn, Dave Foley, Hayden Panettiere, Madeline Kahn, Jonathan Harris, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Carlos Alazraqui, Kevin Spacey, John Ratzenberger, Bob Peterson, Erica Beck, Jan Rabson, Jess Harnell, Aaron Fors, Geoffrey Rush, Spencer Fox, Robert Benchley, Ward Kimball, Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Adam Lamas, Teddy Newton, Rino Romano

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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.


Collections: Leslie Iwerks

Tagline: Documentary about the history of Pixar animation

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Hungarian
Release Date:  28 August 2007

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Production Companies:  Leslie Iwerks Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min