Episode 162: Walt Disney


This episode of the Director Club is somewhat unique in that our subject is NOT a director. However, when the subject is Walt Disney, one of the 20th century's most acclaimed visionaries, we will see how his dreams launched a studio and revolutionized animation. In part one, we’ll explore Disney's Golden Age, from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (the first animated feature), "Pinocchio", and "Fantasia", all the way through "Cinderella" and his first efforts in live action.


(0:00)  Walt Disney's early history and shorts, including "Steamboat Willie" and "The Three Little Pigs" ("Mickey", Toni Basil)
(16:57) "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" ("Deep Dark Truthful Mirror", Elvis Costello)
(28:37) "Pinocchio" ("I Got No Strings", Jenny Hval)
(47:31) "Fantasia" ("The Music Never Stopped", The Grateful Dead")
(1:08:42) "Dumbo" ("Learning to Fly", Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
(1:26:22) "Bambi" / Disney's World War II support efforts ("Turn! Turn! Turn!")
(1:46:29) "Song of the South" ("The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", The Band)
(1:58:26) Animation package collections, including "Ichabod and Mr. Toad" ("Creature Without a Head", Lenny and the Squigtones)
(2:18:14) "Cinderella" ("Dress", PJ Harvey)
(2:31:28) "Treasure Island" ("Long John Silver", Richard Thompson)