‘American Experience: Walt Disney’
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‘American Experience: Walt Disney’

‘American Experience: Walt Disney’

Walt Disney stands behind his desk, holding one of many awards.

 (Los Angeles Public Library / PBS)
‘American Experience: Walt Disney’

Walt Disney, rear left, visits with some of his animators in the new animation building at Hyperion Studios in 1931. Seated, from left, are Dave Hand, Johnny Cannon, Rudy Zamora and Les Clark. Standing next to Disney are Tom Palmer and Ben Sharpsteen, rear right.

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‘American Experience: Walt Disney’

The arrival of Mickey Mouse soon sparked a merchandise craze of grand proportions. Walt Disney lounges among a bountiful selection of commodities, circa 1931.

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‘American Experience: Walt Disney’

Walt Disney, far right, admires a hippo model used in “Fantasia,” while standing next to George Balanchine, left, Igor Stravinsky and T. Hee on March 23, 1941.

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‘American Experience: Walt Disney’

Walt Disney is seated with a drawing board on his lap and representations of his creations Mickey and Minnie Mouse behind him in October 1933.

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