Arts, Entertainment, Living
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- For the upcoming two-part, four-hour biography "Walt Disney" (9 p.m. Sept. 14-15, PBS), "American Experience" executive producer Mark Samels said he went to the notoriously controlling Walt Disney Company and asked for their cooperation.
"There was an expectation of editorial input and I said it's going to be very simple, 'You'll get to see the show when the American public does,'" Samels said. "I figured it would be over at that point. I think it wasn't because of our series' reputation and the trustworthiness of the PBS brand. And I have to tell you we have gotten unprecedented access to the world of Walt Disney."
And it's true that there's an amazing amount of footage from Disney movies and archival film.
Read more and watch a preview after the jump. ...