Growing up Disney, 2021 look-ahead banter

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Growing up with the last name Disney meant all the perks one might imagine from the most magical place on earth. But for Abigail Disney, Walt’s great-niece, there was also a lot of baggage. Photo by William Shewbridge (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Abigail Disney's father was Walt's nephew, Roy. For Abigail, growing up as a Disney came with a lot of perks, but also so much baggage that she almost ditched the name altogether.

In the second half of our two-part interview, Abigail Disney reflects on what it means to have that famous last name, and remembers how things changed for her family when Michael Eisner took over the Walt Disney Company in 1984.

And banter buddies Matt Belloni and Lucas Shaw join Kim Masters for a look at 2021 in Hollywood. As vaccines slow the spread of coronavirus, will big movies hold onto their early 2021 release dates? 



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker