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Channel 5 buys Walt Disney biopic

Factual-headerWalt The Man Behind the MythViacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired Walt: The Man Behind the Myth, a doc about Walt Disney.

The film is presented by Diane Disney Miller, Walt’s daughter, is narrated by Dick Van Dyke and was officially sanctioned by the Disney founder’s family. It has never-before-seen colour home movies shot by Walt.

The Pantheon Pictures-produced project originally went out on ABC in the US.

It is distributed by GRB, which struck the UK deal.

The distributor also said it had licensed a package of docs to Docs de Cologne in Germany.

It picked up Until Proven Innocent: The Hannah Overton Story, Babies Behind Bars, I Cloned my Pet and Confessions of a Superhero.