Walt & El Grupo Poster

Release Date: September 9th, 2009

PG|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
In 1941, the U.S. government asks Walt Disney to embark on a goodwill tour of South America. Though relations at the studio are rocky at the time, Disney, his wife and a handpicked creative team visit Argentina, Chile, Brazil and other nations. In the process of gathering story material, Disney and his team fulfill a de facto diplomatic mission, forging relationships with Latin artists.

Director: Theodore Thomas

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Theodore Thomas Productions

Distributors: Walt Disney

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The result: No other studio could produce historical treasure like this from its vaults. show more

  • This was an era when international travel was not yet common, and in 16mm home movies from the trip, you can see the excitement as 1940s cities burst into gaudy state welcomes for the creator of El Raton Mickey. show more

  • While Walt & El Grupo could use trimming, it also is visually stunning. show more

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