At McKinley Disney took photo’s, made drawings for the school paper, and studied cartooning at the Chicago Art Institute. He was hopeful one day he would become a newspaper cartoonist. But, he was interrupted By World War Two where he dropped out and drove an ambulance for the Red Cross. Just a couple years later in 1919 Walt returned to Kansas City. He quickly got a job as a draftsman and in commercial arts studio’s.
This profile of Disney will touch on his life as a child/teenager, his young adulthood, his unsuccessful career plans and his ultimate success. Although Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, his family moved to Marceline, Missouri in 1906. This is where four year old Disney found his love for drawing. His neighbor, a retired doctor, paid Disney to draw pictures of his horse, Rupert. It was also in Marceline that he found his admiration of trains.
His dad owned a small farm where there were lots of animals. Walt began to draw and paint the animals he saw and sold these to family friends and neighbors. In 1911 when his father became ill the family moved to Kansas City. At the age of nine Walt started to sell newspapers for train passengers with his older brother Roy, and his dad. While working for the train company Walt fell in love with trains.
He returned to the United States in 1919 to Kansas City where he worked as a newspaper artist. Walt’s brother Roy got him a job at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio working with Ubbe Iwerks, a famous cartoonist. In January 1920, Walt Disney and Ubbe Iwerks create Iwerks-Disney Commercial artists. Disney soon leaves to earn money for the company, and the short-lived company collapses because of Iwerks inability to run the company alone. Walt took his next job at t... ... middle of paper ... ...is dream than Younger.
For most of his childhood, he lived in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. Him and his family moved to Kansas City in 1911. After they moved, Walt started to develop a love for trains. Walt had a summer job by selling snacks and newspapers to travelers because his uncle worked as a train engineer. When Walt lived in Chicago, he went to McKinley High School and took drawing and photography classes and was also cartoonist for the school paper.
In 1906, his family moved to Missouri for farming business, and Walt first learned to draw on the farm(Miller). He also sold those paintings to his neighbors and family friends for pocket money(“Walt Elias Disney”). In 1917, his family moved back to Chicago, Walt took drawing and photography classes in his high school, and created cartoon figures for his school’s yearbook. At the same time, Walt was taking courses in Chicago Art Institute after school at night(Gabler). When he was sixteen, Walt tried to enlist in the army, but was rejected for being underage.
Walt Disney and Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Walt Disney and the Grimm Brothers used their talents, and, with help, became some of the most famous children’s literature writers and business owners of all time. Many children have read Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales and watched Walt Disney’s films and cartoons. The creators have used their tales, films, and cartoons not only during their lives, but even now. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 to a German-Irish-Canadian-American family who lived in Chicago, Illinois. He had three brothers and one sister.
In 1920, he joined the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he helped make cartoon advertisements to be shown in movie theaters. In 1923, Disney moved to Los Angeles to become a film producer or director. When he failed to find a job, he returned to producing cartoons. He set up his first studio in the back half of a real estate office. For several years, Disney stuggled to pay his expenses.
On December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Elias and Flora Disney gave birth to a 4th son Walter Elias. In 1906 the Disney family relocated to Marceline, Missouri, where Walt found interest in drawing and painting pictures as well as starting his entrepreneurship journeys by marketing his works to friends, family and neighbors. In 1911 financial pressures and health stresses for Elias required him to sell their farm and transfer to Kansas City. Here Walt and his brother Roy helped their family financially by delivering newspapers. In addition to Walt assisting on the newspaper routes he attended Benton Grammar school and on the weekend attend the Kansas Art Institute to cultivate his creative skills.
In 1917 when Walt Disney was the only child left at home, the three Disney’s decided Chicago was the place for them after all. Walt Disney was a student at McKinley High School and worked as the school newspaper’s art editor. His father was a co-owner of a jelly factory and during the day hours Walt would help wash jelly jars to help pay for expenses for art classes he was taking at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (Schwartz). Before Walt Disney was enrolled in elementary school he started his own personal drawings of the animals on his farm. Once Disney had reached school age he had developed a creative mindset and made up games to play on his own and enjoyed reading books written by Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.