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Virgilio Roig in Walt & El Grupo

Walt & El Grupo

2008 PG

In 1941, the U.S. government enlisted Walt Disney and top animators to visit South America on a goodwill tour, hoping to quash a growing Nazi presence. Extensive interviews and archival footage re-create their diplomatic and creative mission. Nicknamed "El Grupo," the Disney crew soaked up the culture of Brazil, Argentina and Chile and emerged with material for the Oscar-nominated animation The Three Caballeros and other beloved classics.