Deadline Hollywood broke this trailer – but we just had to share. Here’s an early peek at Walt Before Mickey – a feature film based on the book Walt Before Mickey: Disney’s Early Years, 1919-1928 by Timothy S. Susanin with a foreword by Diane Disney Miller (who is credited in the trailer!). Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie) portrays Walt Disney and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) is brother Roy. Khoa Le directs.
The film covers Walt career as a struggling animator in the 1920s with colleagues Hugh Harman, Rudy Ising, Friz Freleng, as well as distributors Margaret Winkler and Charles Mintz. Check out the cast here.
The producers are currently seeking a theatrical distributor – though according to the film’s website, pre-orders are being accepted for a December 2014 DVD release (movie T-Shirt and poster included)!