Disney's Women

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0120150616

As Disneyland, California, celebrates its 60th anniversary, this is another chance to enjoy Disney's Women, a three-part series in praise of Walt's leading ladies.

Some of the facts and figures may have changed and a number of the interviewees are no longer with us, but the story - and the people who tell it - remain as fascinating as ever.

The story of Walt's leading ladies as told by Brian Sibley and Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller.

This programme considers the influence on Walt of his mother Flora and wife Lillian, the creation of Minnie Mouse and the first 'Disney Woman' Snow White.

With contributions from Roy E Disney, biographer Bob Thomas, and veteran animators Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, John Hench and storyman Joe Grant.

Plus, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and voice artists, Adriana Caselotti (Snow White), Ilene Woods (Cinderella) and Kathryn Beaumont (Alice In Wonderland).

Written by Brian Sibley and produced by Malcolm Prince.

01Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs19980626

In the seventy-fifth year of the Walt Disney Company, Brian Sibley presents a six-part series telling two parallel stories - that of Disney's relationships with the women in his life, and that of the evolution of female characters in some of his films, with the recollections of his daughter Diane Disney Miller.

1: Once upon a Time.

This episode covers the making of `Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'.

0220150623

As Disneyland, California, celebrates its 60th anniversary, this is another chance to enjoy Disney's Women, a three-part series in praise of Walt's leading ladies.

Some of the facts and figures may have changed and a number of the interviewees are no longer with us, but the story - and the people who tell it - remain as fascinating as ever.

Part 2 of The story of Walt's leading ladies as told by Brian Sibley and Walt's daughter Diane Disney Miller.

This second programme considers the creation of Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club, plus 'Disney women': Cruella de Vil, Mary Poppins and the artist Mary Blair.

With contributions from Julie Andrews, Betty White and former Mouseketeer, Sherry Alberoni, songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman, and voice artist Betty Lou Gerson (Cruella de Vil).

Written by Brian Sibley and produced by Malcolm Prince

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02Little Princesses19980703

In the seventy-fifth year of the Walt Disney Company, Brian Sibley presents a six-part series telling two parallel stories - that of Walt Disney's relationships with the women in his life, and that of the evolution of female characters in some of his films, with the recollections of his daughter Diane Disney Miller.

2: `Little Princesses'.

Diane talks about her parents' efforts to start a family.

0320150630

As Disneyland, California, celebrates its 60th anniversary, this is another chance to enjoy Disney's Women, a three-part series in praise of Walt's leading ladies.

Some of the facts and figures may have changed and a number of the interviewees are no longer with us, but the story - and the people who tell it - remain as fascinating as ever.

Brian Sibley presents the third part of Walt's leading ladies with Walt's daughter Diane Disney Miller.

This programme considers life after Walt, the arrival of TV's Golden Girls and 'new Disney women': Mulan, Ariel and Belle from Beauty and The Beast.

Contributions from Julie Andrews, songwriters, Robert and Richard Sherman, Angela Lansbury, Walt Disney biographer, Bob Thomas, actress Betty White and voice artists, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O'Hara (Belle), Ming Na Wen (Mulan), Betty Lou Gerson (Cruella de Vil), Ilene Woods (Cinderella), Adriana Caselotti (Snow White). Plus veteran animators Ward Kimbal, Ollie Johnston, Imagineer, Marty Sklar, and architect, Frank Gehry.

Written by Brian Sibley and produced by Malcolm Prince.

03Behind Every Great Man19980710

In the 75th year of the Walt Disney Company, Brian Sibley presents a six-part series telling two parallel stories - that of Walt Disney's relationships with the women in his life, and that of the evolution of female characters in his films.

3: `Behind Every Great Man'.

Diane Disney Miller talks about her father and the outings they made to amusement parks which inspired his dream of `Disneyland'.

04Mary Poppins19980717

Brian Sibley presents a six-part series telling the story of Walt Disney's leading ladies - in life and on screen.

4: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way'.

Diane Disney Miller recalls the success of `Mary Poppins', and Julie Andrews discusses the role which launched her film career.

Contributors include Roy E Disney, Glenn Close and actress Betty Lou Gerson, the voice of the original Cruella De Vil.

05Golden Girls19980724

Brian Sibley presents a six-part series telling the story of Walt Disney's leading ladies - in life and on screen.

5: `Golden Girls'.

Diane Disney Miller reflects on the death of her father, mother and adopted sister, Sharon.

Julie Andrews tells of her sadness at Walt's death.

Contributors include Roy E Disney, `Golden Girl' Betty White, and Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in `The Little Mermaid'.

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Brian Sibley concludes the story of Walt Disney's leading ladies - in life and on screen.

`Modern Girls'.

Diane Disney Miller describes the power struggle within the Disney Company following her father's death, and the new animated feature `Mulan' is previewed.

With contributions from Julie Andrews, Roy E Disney, Betty White, Ilene Woods, Ming Na Wen and Michael Eisner.