Sundance Review: Abigail E. Disney Co-Directed ‘The American Dream & Other Fairy Tales’

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Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney and great-niece of Walt Disney. In 2019, Disney’s social activism, filmmaking career, and family interest collided in spectacular fashion when she took aim at The Walt Disney Company and its then-CEO Bob Iger. In her new documentary, Disney takes her audience back to the genesis of that tweet storm and the work that has followed.
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Sundance Review: Abigail E. Disney Co-Directed ‘The American Dream & Other Fairy Tales’

Bob Iger is barely out the door at the Walt Disney Company and already a film from a scion of the founding family has  come along to give the well compensated ex-CEO a kick in the ass.However, besides attracting a lot of attention, the Abigail Disney co-directed The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales documentary doesn’t have much to add to the discussions of income inequity, ice cold hearted corporations and the legacy of the Reagan Revolution…

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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‘The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales’ Review: Abigail Disney Takes Aim at Her Family’s Economic Legacy

Depending on your perspective, Abigail Disney is either a) the exact right person to take aim at her family’s (you know, that Disney family) legacy or b) an ungrateful trust fund brat who should just enjoy the fruits of her forebears’ labor. No one knows that better than Emmy-winning filmmaker and activist Disney, the granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney and great-niece of Walt Disney, who has spent decades of her life attempting to do …

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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