Legendary Animator

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The 1920s was a time of happiness, fun, hope, and excitement. This was a time where people thought absolutely anything could happen. New inventions like the automobile and the radio were just coming out. And everyone was dancing merrily to the new form of music, called jazz. However, that was not the only form of entertainment during the Roaring Twenties, there was also, animation. Walt Disney was just one of the many legends that contributed too many people’s happiness through his entertainment. Disney’s creative work and unique artistic ability led to many smiles, laughter, and entertainment in the 1920s. Disney grew up in Marceline, Missouri and had a very early start on animation and art. For example, when he was young he found nature, wildlife, his family, and his community interesting, which all appeared later on in his cartoons. Not only that but, when he was a child he would often sell his paintings to his neighbors to make extra money. He also, pursued his dream by studying art at McKinley High School and at a local museum. However, it did not last long because by the age of 17, Disney had dropped out of school to serve in World War l. However, he was rejected because he was too young to serve, so he decided to join the Red Cross instead. He then became an ambulance driver which was covered with Disney cartoons instead of the normal Red Cross logo. When he returned he had not abandoned animation but made primitive animated advertising cartoons. Later on, he went further with his art career and went to Hollywood with only $20.00, a suitcase, and his supportive brother and partner, Roy Disney. There they started their first set of cartoons, called Laugh-o-Rama’s. Soon after that, he had a studio, hit TV series like Micke... ... middle of paper ... ...the world. His accomplishments like Mickey Mouse and Disneyland were one of the many things that make him one of the most remembered and successful animators in history. His movies with sound and dedication are what made him who is today and what he was when he was alive. As Disney once said, “keep moving forward” [6]. This means that if you get stuck or confused in some point in your life, there is no point to stop. Disney was a brilliant artist with a unique talent, will still be remembered for years to come, and has led to much excitement in the Roaring Twenties, and today. Works Cited Brainy Quote. 24 March 2010. http://www.Brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/walt_disney.html. Finch, Christopher, ed. The Art of Walt Disney. Library of Congress Catalog in Publication Data, 1966. Movie Treasures. 21 March 2010.

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