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Walt Disney built a media and entertainment company that stands as one of the most powerful on the planet, won more Academy Awards than anybody in history, created a cinematic art form, and invented a new kind of American vacation destination. Disney's work counts adoring fans on every continent and critics who decried its smooth façade of sentimentality and stubborn optimism, its feel-good re-write of American history.

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Why we Made "Walt Disney"

Why we Made "Walt Disney"

Executive Producer Mark Samels explains how American Experience gained unprecedented access to the Disney archives to tell the in-depth story of Walt Disney.

The Story of "Dumbo"

The Story of "Dumbo"

Watch an original interview with writer, Ron Suskind, where he explains how a "simple story" like Dumbo can still pack an emotional punch because "we all yearn to be part of the main...to be like everyone else."