Kory’s intimate 3-part audio documentary on Bret Iwan, the voice of Mickey Mouse.
Discover Bret’s beginnings, from playing Fantasmic in the backyard, through college and the unique circumstances that lead him to become the voice of the most iconic animated character of all time.
Episode 1 – Fantasmic Fantasies
A young Bret Iwan (Mickey Mouse) plays Fantasmic in the backyard with his kid brother and discovers a unique talent.
“Hey, that kind of sounds like him.” – Bret Iwan
Always a creative, Bret would grow up to be a successful artist until a random email would change his entire future, and that of the most iconic cartoon character of all time.
Special thanks to Fiona Iwan for the amazing photo of Bret in the cover art, and to Kaleb Banghart for reading excerpts from Bret’s actual childhood letter to Disney!
Episode 2 – Fillin’ In For The Boss
When a death rocks Disney Character Voices, Bret Iwan goes from potential understudy, to Mickey Mouse, almost overnight.
Why does Mickey sound different sometime?!
Bret remembers Russi Taylor and finally opens up about Mickey #5.
What’s Got Bret Up Before The Sun? [bonus]
This week we’re presenting a look at a Patreon bonus that teases a really cool thing we discover about Bret on Episode 3!
Buffy The Buffalo [bonus]
Kory recorded hours of audio with Bret Iwan for this series, and not all of it made it into the final production. Jack produced this fun story about a buffalo named Buffy!
Episode 3 – Living, Breathing Dragons
Bret Iwan spends a decade establishing himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse! But, finds himself in a creative rut, when an old hobby from his childhood sparks creativity and dreams of the future!
We follow Bret & Cory into Disneyland for the premiere of Fantasmic 2.0 and visit Bret’s home on the finale of Bret, Mickey & Walt.
The Finale – A Q&A with Bret Iwan & Kory [hosted by Jack Milliken]
Bret Iwan and Kory answer your questions as we bring Unpacked presents: Bret, Mickey & Walt to a close!
Series Announcement at StocktonCon
AUGUST 5 2019: Over the weekend, Kory hosted a panel with Bret at StocktonCon 2019 and they officially announced this new “Mickey-series” to the world!
Unpacked presents Bret, Mickey & Walt was written, recorded (except where noted) and sound designed by Christopher “Kory” Beale. Bonus content for Unpacked presents: Bret. Mickey & Walt adapted, written, recorded and sound designed by Jack Milliken.