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Author Jake Friedman discusses The Disney Revolt with Beyond the Mouse

Chicago Review Press

When it comes to the history of Walt Disney and the studio, the labor strike of 1941 is a fascinating moment. Jake Friedman joins Craig and Brandon (Front Row Classics) to discuss his book, The Disney Revolt. It is a remarkable look at the lives of two individuals, Art Babbit and Walt Disney and how they ended in such a confrontation. It's a real page turner that involves everything from the mob, the studio system, a history of unions and even Mickey Mouse. This was a wonderful conversation, and we hope you enjoy it!

Craig is a Co-host of Beyond the Mouse, the Disney themed podcast from The Front Row Network. He is also Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Front Row Network. He began podcasting in 2015, and can be heard on over a hundred Front Row Network episodes.
Brandon Davis is the host of Classics and Zone-i-Sodes on the Front Row Network. A true fan of cinema history, Brandon holds the distinction of being the official film historian of the Network.
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