On the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army moved into the Disney Studio lot in Burbank, California. Not only was the Studio a convenient storage facility during World War II, but Walt Disney himself was recruited by the government to create training and propaganda films, which made up more than 90% of the company’s production.
Join noted Walt Disney Family Museum historian and author, Paul F. Anderson, next Saturday, May 21 at 3:00pm in the Theater, as he chronicles Walt’s contributions towards the War effort. Relive this pivotal time through never-before-seen images, rare film clips, and moving stories—and through this narrative, discover how Walt Disney whole-heartedly devoted himself and his organization to winning the war. Paul’s presentations are sometimes funny, often emotional, and thoroughly uplifting.
The following day—Sunday, May 22 at 2:00pm—Paul will return and offer a visual presentation on the making of Walt Disney’s Victory Through Air Power (1943), and the resulting impact the film had on Allied war strategy. This brief presentation will be followed by a screening of the film, after which we will open up the floor to questions.
All tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org.