Disney Explores its Rich History in 3 Documentaries
Walt Disney is one of the first entertainment companies to carefully archive its creative works. As a result, as the films were retired and then re-released to the next generation of children, they had a plethora of material to work with in order to freshen the content and marketing. This has led to quite a number of wonderful books exploring the rich corporate history.
Now, three documentaries are being released on DVD next month, adding a new dimension to exploring the stories behind the magic. Waking Sleeping Beauty, The Boys and Walt & El Grupo are now available for pre-order at www.DisneyMovieCollections.com.
Far from a fairytale, Waking Sleeping Beauty is an unprecedented eye-opening look at the conflict, drama and tension that ushered in the second chapter of Disney’s animation legacy – a decade of unparalleled creativity that included The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, told by the people who were actually there.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert and Richard Sherman, the astoundingly prolific Academy Award®-winning songwriting team. While their songs – “A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins)” and “I Want To Be Like You (Jungle Book),” to name a few – celebrated family entertainment and happy endings, their life together was not as harmonious. Go behind the scenes, including interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Roy E. Disney and many more, for a fascinating glimpse into how Walt Disney used the language of music to bring the brothers together, creating a cinematic legacy like no other.
When the U.S. Government asked Disney to be a cultural ambassador to South America, the stage was set for Walt’s very own real-life adventure. With a group of handpicked artists, later called “El Grupo,” Disney’s WWII road trip achieved the impossible – goodwill – and in the process paved the way for two classic Disney films, Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. Brought to life through rare footage and enriched with never-before-seen bonus features, Walt & El Grupo is a story of inspiration, joy and hope you won’t soon forget.
Each DVD Includes:
An exceptional look at Walt Disney and the studio from yesteryear
Rare footage and interviews from Walt Disney insiders
A unique, collectible piece of Disney history
Extensive Bonus Material, taking you deep into the stories .
When you buy all three DVDs before November 29th, you’ll also receive three collectible 8×10 lithographs free. We strongly suggest you consider these when you begin your holiday shopping.