Walt & El Grupo Synopsis
In 1941, Walt Disney and his creative team visit South America on a goodwill tour.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The best kind of labor of love. A documentary made with affection and intelligence, it looks at a brief episode in the life of a cultural...
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75

NPR

By Bob Mondello
This was an era when international travel was not yet common, and in 16mm home movies from the trip, you can see the excitement as 1940s...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
While Walt and El Grupo is less than a penetrating analysis, it's more than a Mickey Mouse advertisement.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While Walt & El Grupo could use trimming, it also is visually stunning.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result: No other studio could produce historical treasure like this from its vaults.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
There's a trove of movie lore in this absorbing documentary.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A disappointingly superficial treatment of a fascinating historical incident.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This slickly packaged bit of Disneyana would probably work best as an attraction at Epcot.
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
There’s a marked sense of retreat in this tale that’s never explored--everyone goes out of the way to remember the past through...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The production values are first rate. But you will wait in vain to hear a good reason for this movie's existence.
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Go but.. You may want too tour the Museum in the Presidio first.

By Dusty2319
First go see the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio in San Francisco. It fills in many loose ends and timelines that were missing for me at least when I went too see the film in the afternoon....

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Rated PG | For smoking