Team Mousetalgia discusses “American Experience: Walt Disney,” and we offer our first impressions and questions – then we welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show for a balanced critical perspective on the documentary from a friend of the Disney/Miller family. Titizian discusses new information from the Walt Disney Archives on Walt’s own words about his childhood and his relationship with his father; the truth about Lilian Disney; Walt’s feelings about Snow White and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; critical missing information in the film’s own narrative; fascinating never-seen footage from the animators’ strike; and where the film gets it right and gets it wrong about Disneyland’s place in mid-century history. We also wonder why Cal Arts and the World’s Fair are absent, despite being critical elements of Walt’s life. Also, Mousetalgia’s Force Friday wrap-up: BB8, Star Wars pajamas and Legos rule the day, as well as Star Wars edibles. Plus – another Mousetalgia listener wins Disneyland’s Diamond Days sweepstakes!
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