Walt Disney and Ward Kimball working on the "Disneyland" space specials, 1955.
Walt Disney and Ward Kimball working on the “Disneyland” space specials, 1955.

It’s perhaps a mixed blessing that the only public personality who talks frequently about Walt Disney nowadays is the right-wing political commentator/conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck. Beck, who has modeled his new Internet media company on Disney’s, praised Walt on the recent 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch.

More impressively, Beck gave multiple shout-outs to the director of the Disney space specials, Ward Kimball, describing him as that “little mousy cartoon artist.” In the video, he praises Kimball and his collaborator, German scientist Wernher von Braun, for breaking down and explaning complicated concepts to the American public, and then ponders why media companies today don’t do the same thing: “You can’t talk about real immigration reform. You can’t talk about real economics anymore. You can’t talk about money printing or how the Fed works or doesn’t work. You can’t talk about the caliphate. No one will take the time to explain it to you.”

You can watch Beck’s praise of Disney and Kimball below:

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