Throughout history, there have been many notable American figures that had enormous impacts on almost everyone's daily lives. Although, one figure stands out among many, and that man worked his hardest to make his dreams come true, Walt Disney. Disney made a reputation of brilliance and "[t]he combination of Disney's desire to try new techniques and his striving to make a better product set him apart from most other animators" (Nardo 25). How could anyone forget classics like Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fox and the Hound, the Little Mermaid, and many more all created by Disney? "He created a cast of memorable animated and live-action characters that have been forever associated with the Disney name" (Nardo 10). Though many do not know Disney was forced into bankruptcy many times to create these characters. To fulfill his childhood dreams, Walt Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry by adding realistic elements to his numerous cartoons, movies, and vacation spots.
Walt Disney (1901) is the founder of the Disney Company, and himself as the first cartoon artist in the company. During his lifetime, he had created cartoons like the famous Mickey Mouse; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio et cetera. Besides Disney’s original cartoons creation, the company has been cooperating with writers, adopting their stories...
Disney came a very long way in his career. When Disney was 9 years old, his father sold their family farm that had failed. Consequently, his father bought a paper route and ended up putting Disney to work. Disney would rise early, in the darkness to get his allotment of 50 papers. He would return home around 6:00, take a short nap and then wake back up to eat his breakfast. Out of this darkness came Disney’s vision of an escape to a utopian world. This vision ultimately led to his greatest animations, movies and theme parks.
Born on December 5th, 1901, Walter Elias Disney, grew up in Chicago, Illinois with his parents and four other brothers and sister. His father, Elias Disney, an Irish-Canadian, whom he inherited his name from, and his mother, Flora Call Disney, who was of German-American descent. They raised him in Chicago until they day they moved to Marceline, Missouri. Walter Disney spent his younger years taking an interest in art classes and writing activities and also the scenery around him. His family farm was placed in the countryside, near the Santa Fe Railroad tracks. Walter enjoyed his time spent outside listening to the trains pass by. It allowed him to imagine new things. He had a large imagination, growing with every activity he performed his talents in. Walter Disney took on his main talent of drawing. He began to doodle and sketch regularly. It became his favorite past time and he began to focus more on his drawings and animations then he did school. Since his drawings were becoming his main priority, Walter Disney began to sell his better d...
Walt Disney, the founder of Disney, was born on December 5, 1901. He founded Disney in January 1920. As a young child he had moved around a lot with his family due to work. Disney’s most famous cartoon was mickey mouse and the mickey mouse collection was created in the late 1920`s and Walt did the voice of mickey mouse until 1947. Some would say that this is the most successful portion of the Disney franchise. (Wikipedia 2)
Possibly the most important creation of Walt’s was the creation of Mickey Mouse, and he received a special Oscar in 1932 for his creation. He is one of the oldest and most famous vermin in the world. Mickey was created to replace the earlier Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. He originally appeared in silent cartoons. Mickey Mouse was brought to life on November 18, 1928, when he first appeared in the cartoon “Steamboat Willie” at the Colony Theater. He whistled and made other noises, but did not speak until 1929. Mickey had many firsts. His first starring part was in 1929 on “Plane Crazy.” The first line he ever spoke was “Hot ...
Disney has revolutionized family entertainment, and Walt himself would want people to remember one thing: That it was all started by a mouse. Walt Disney began his legacy with Steamboat Willy on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theater in New York. Dave Smith wrote: Wells 2 This was the first synchronized sound cartoon, and it was a huge success. Reviewers commented on the cleverness of the cartoon, the advantage that sound brought to the medium, and the fun personality of Walt Disney’s new character, Mickey Mouse. (25) The success of Mickey Mouse was the start of an unbreakable alliance that has and will always remain synonymous.
He left this world, impacting and inspiring the lives of everyone, young and old and changed the world of movie making forever. Part of the study will consider Walt Disney 's background, and his self-made success in America such as the famous Disneyland we all know today. Multiple resources have been collected that focus on Walt Disney 's life and how he significantly impacted the entertainment industry and became a symbol of America, to achieve this goal. The primary source is the book, Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney by Amy Boothe and Howard E. Green. In the book, there are several interviews with family members and coworkers. Walt Disney promoted diversity an idea that wasn 't even thought of in the 20th century. "Disney
“Walter Elias Disney was born December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, to Elias and Flora Disney…Walt’s parents …decided to move closer to family on a farm outside of Marceline, Missouri, in 1906…It was here that he began to draw animals and indulge his imagination. Walt’s exposure to rural life influenced him throughout his career.” (Jolley) When reading about Walt’s early history, it’s noticeable that he came from very humble circumstances. The places he lived, and the experiences he had, shaped his life dramatically. He was an imaginative and hardworking person from the start. “ Walt was only nine years old when he had to get up at 3:30 a.m., seven days a week, to fold and deliver papers for two hours before attending…school” (Jolley) By working at such a young age, life lessons of perseverance and dedication was instilled into his values at a very early.
Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5th, 1901, in Chicago. He was the fourth of five children, having three brothers, Herbert, Raymond, and Roy, when he was born. In 1903, parents Elias and Flora added a daughter, Ruth, to the family. Elias worried about big-city life, so the Disney family moved to a farm near Marceline, Missouri, in 1906 (Jaffe 7). Walt’s job on the farm was to take care of the animals, many of which would inspire his famous characters later in life (“Walt Disney”). These beloved animals were also the subjects of Walt’s first sketches.