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The Futurism of Walt Disney

It has often been said that if you interview 20 people who knew Walt, you’d get 20 different Walt Disneys.
But what version of Walt is the most important: the Movie Mogul, the Artist, the Storyteller, the Benevolent Dictator, etc.? All are certainly fine candidates, but the most unique, the most impactful, and the most cohesive version of the man, is Walt Disney the Visionary Innovator. For all of his greatest achievements, as if plotted on a scatter chart, can be traced through his singular focus on innovation.  

Many a documentarian, with vast facilities & large production staff has tried to capture the “true” Walt Disney, with varying degrees of success (Walt: Man behind the Myth) or abject failure (The American Experience). And None of them — Not One — has managed to put on film exactly why 50 years after his death many of us are continually fascinated with or (in many cases) obsessed by this man.


Christian M Moran, has almost singlehandedly created The Greatest Documentary Ever Produced about Walt Disney.

As a Disney Historian myself with nearly 25 years of intensive study of both the Man and his Legacy, this is not a statement I make lightly. Furthermore, it is one that I’m more than willing (and mightily prepared) to defend.

But the film more than speaks for itself, and on a deeply personal level, Christian has, more than anything, captured MY Version of Walt Disney: the Dreamer and (most importantly) the Doer.

I seriously cannot thank you enough for this.
Most Sincerely & Heartfelt,
—Joshua L Harris

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Reader Comments (3)

As cameraman and editor, thank you for the kind words and great review. We think we made something special, but it was Chrisitan's vision of the man that led the way.

January 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChad Duerksen

Wow. Thankyou for sharing this with us, and to the team of creators and Christian, thank you for making this, it was fantastic. A terrific showcase and tribute to a man and his creations, his Art and Legacy, and ideas and creativity that should not be overlooked in this modern, and still troubled time. Terrific interviews, editing, clips, sound, and very professional from the start, well done everyone, I loved it! [-Q]

January 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterQ.

Very well done. Only criticism was someone once again attributing "If you can dream it, you can do it" quote to Walt. He never said that, was a quote from Horizons.

March 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSteveK

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