Competing Walt Disney BioPic Trailers

Walt and Roy from "Walt Before Mickey"

Walt and Roy from “Walt Before Mickey”

You may have heard about the new unofficial Walt Disney Biopic. It focuses on Walt’s early years from his birth until the point he loses Oswald The Lucky Rabbit and partners with Ubb Iwerks to create Mickey Mouse. But did you know there are two competing Walt Disney Biopics.

There are. “As Dreamers Do” and “Walt Before Mickey” both cover essentially the same part of Walt’s life. Dreamers came out a little earlier this year with a festival premiere and “Walt Before Mickey” is just getting ready for release.

Walt Before Mickey stars a few names you might know. Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie) plays Walt, Jon Heder (Napolean Dynamite) is Roy Disney. David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Hunter Gomez (National Treasure, Family Guy) are also in the cast.

In case you missed it, here’s the trailer for “As Dreamers Do: The Amazing Life of Walt Disney.” It has less well known actors, but the support of some big Disney fans.

No word on additional theatrical release for either, but Dreamers is available now for On Demand and both will be available on DVD shortly.

3 thoughts on “Competing Walt Disney BioPic Trailers”

  1. I don’t know… Walt Before Mickey looks pretty amateur, and has since I first heard of it a year or so ago. I recognize a few members of the cast, but only a couple of them are any good. I love reading about and watching things about Walt and I absolutely love TWDC, but this looks almost insulting… then again, I thought I wouldn’t care for Frozen, but ended up enjoying it, so we might just see.

  2. I’m a HUGE Disney fan, have been my whole life. Both of these look awful. They should have got Tom Hanks to play him again, he was incredible in Saving Mr. Banks.

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