Tag Archives: Walt Disney Studios and World War II

Hollywood Shunned Her, But Walt Disney Welcomed Hitler’s Favorite Director

Walt Disney Leni Riefenshahl meeting

There are several Walt Disney Rumors going around the internet. Most are simply made-up stories that create a particular narrative about the man. But there’s one persistent rumor that may have some validity. In 1938, Europe was on the brink of war. Germany annexed Austria and occupied the Sudetenland. It was only a matter of time before Germany took Czechoslovakia ...

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This Morbid Piece of Mickey Mouse Memorabilia is Now Worth Thousands

Mickey Mouse gas mask

In late 1939, the world was on the verge of the Second World War, but Walt Disney was on top of the world. He had just released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and he was working on Pinocchio (1940) and Fantasia (1940). But all that came to a screeching halt on December 7, 1941, with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Like every ...

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