American Experience: Walt Disney

This two-part, four-hour film examines the complex life and enduring legacy of Walt Disney through rare archival footage from the Disney vaults and scenes from some of his greatest films.

The Disney story is also told through interviews with animators and artists from his early films and designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into a reality.

In the above clip, learn how Disney brainstormed with his team to come up with a new cartoon character: a mouse named Mickey.

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American Experience