Walt Disney—One Man’s Dream (television) Two-hour television movie; aired on December 12, 1981. Directed by Dwight Hemion. A look at Walt Disney’s life leading up to the building of EPCOT Center. The story emphasizes the many times that Walt refused to listen to advisers and critics who tried to tell him that his plans would not work. But he was an innovator and continued to dream. And most of his dreams came true. Stars Christian Hoff, Michael Landon, Mac Davis, Dick Van Dyke, Marie Osmond, Carl Reiner, Ben Vereen, Julie Andrews, and many other stars in cameo roles. Hoff was the first actor to portray Walt Disney in a Disney film, albeit as a child.