Walt Before Mickey (film) An independent motion picture detailing the early life and career of Walt Disney. Released on August 14, 2015. Directed by Khoa Le. Stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (Walt Disney), Jon Heder (Roy Disney), David Henrie (Rudy Ising), Kate Katzman (Lillian Disney), Armando Gutierrez (Ub Iwerks), Hunter Gomez (Hugh Harman), Jodie Sweetin (Charlotte Disney). 120 min. Based on the book by Timothy Susanin. Produced by Conglomerate Media and Lensbern Productions. The film is not associated with The Walt Disney Company.