Hear television personality and writer Neal Gabler on the creative visionary genius Walt Disney who completely transformed the entertainment industry as he built an empire combining film, TV, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandising. Love him or hate him, Disney transformed animation from novelty to art form, first with Mickey Mouse, and then with feature films, Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Bambi. Gabler talks about the dark and complicated life of the man behind the genius.
Neal Gabler, author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood;" "Walter Winchell and the Culture of Gossip;" and "Walt Disney: The Triumph of The American Imagination"
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