Walt Before Mickey

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  1. DisneyDetective

    DisneyDetective DIS Veteran

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    Was just about to watch this film and wondered if anyone had seen it and what you thought of it?
     
  2. Spencer Wright

    Spencer Wright Constantly craving a zebra dome...

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    I thought it was basically unwatchable.

    The period covered in the film was a rough and tumble time for Walt Disney and his colleagues, but it was pretty much all pixie dust as depicted in the film.

    I tried to be somewhat forgiving and open-minded as it was an independently produced and low budget film, but looking back I am unable to find much in terms of redeeming qualities.

    Sorry to put a damper on things!
     
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  4. TheMaxRebo

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    I wasn't a fan - though not as down on it at Spencer

    It's not super accurate, the acting (for the most part) isn't great ... it's not the worst thing ever, but not great
     
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  5. TiggerTrigger

    TiggerTrigger a.k.a. HouCuseChickie

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    I didn't love it either. For me, the acting felt really forced and I had a hard time believing Jon Heder as Roy.
     
  6. Arielfan98

    Arielfan98 All Star Resorts Fan

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    I enjoyed it :confused3
     
  7. Merry Mousketeer

    Merry Mousketeer Hey there, hi there, ho there!

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    Read the book the film is allegedly based on, Walt Before Mickey by Timothy S. Susanin.
     
  8. darrengs

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    Pretty poor movie. But watched it anyway.
     
  9. bmbmd

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    Mark me down as "unable to finish".
     
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  10. NuttyDisneyDad

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    Total garbage
     
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  11. MonorailNate

    MonorailNate Mouseketeer

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    I found it interesting but a little depressing. Certainly not a favorite to rewatch.
     
  12. Fireline

    Fireline Earning My Ears

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    I enjoyed it. I like that the actors were also in a few movies from my youth.
    But I’m no film critic.
     

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