“Based on a true story” is not a phrase typically associated with Walt Disney Productions. Walt would occasionally dabble in historical dramas, as in Johnny Tremain, The Great Locomotive Chase and the utterly dire Ten Who Dared. But he very much subscribed to the “Print The Legend” school of historical accuracy. Davy Crockett, for example, would have been surprised to hear about his adventures bringing the
Haven't read this yet but remember enjoying the movie when it came out in 1982 in theaters.
Question: since you skipped over Popeye (1980) and Dragonslayer (1981) I am guessing you are not covering them. I realize they were co-productions with Paramount but two more examples of Ron Miller striving to make the studio's movies relevant again. IMHO, Popeye was a mixed bag but Dragonslayer was an underrated gem that is needlessly forgotten these days.
Love your blog!