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Walt & El Grupo Screening at USC features director

This February 8th at 7pm, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy will hold a special screening of the Walt & El Grupo documentary. The director and producer will hold a Q&A session after the screening.

Summary: It was 1941, a critical time for the world and for the Walt Disney Studio. When the U.S. Government asked Disney to be a cultural ambassador to South America, the stage was set for Walt’s very own real-life adventure. With a group of handpicked artists, later called “El Grupo,” Disney’s WWII road trip achieved the impossible: goodwill. And in the process paved the way for two classic Disney films, Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. Brought to life through rare footage and enriched with never-before-seen bonus features, Walt & El Grupo is a story of inspiration, joy and hope you won’t soon forget.

Reservations are required for this event, but it’s open to the public and admission is free. More details here. Can’t make it to USC? Then you’ll be happy to know the DVD is available on Amazon.