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.
The Walt Disney Company commonly referred to as ‘Disney’ is as a result of a dream of a man named Walter. In an article by Mink in 2007, titled Walt Disney designed dreams; he says, “Walt was never afraid to dream. That song from Pinocchio, 'When You wish upon a Star,' is the perfect summary of Walt's approach to life: dream big dreams, even hopelessly impossible dreams, because they can come true. Sure, it takes work, focus and perseverance. However anything is possible.” His dreams became a reality in the year 1923 when he and Roy Disney, established the Disney Brothers studio and started to create animated films. Their creations hit the market and in 1937 one of their creation; 'snow white and the seven dwarfs' was listed among the a hundred greatest films in America. The list was produced by the American Film Institute.
While most just think of Walt Disney as the creator of the Disney movie empire and the Disney theme parks, those such as author Steven Watts, who think more deeply about Disney, consider him to be the “influential architect of modern America” (Watts, p. 4). While the genius of Walt Disney has affected many aspects of American, and now overseas, cultures, his empire has had a significant impact on what people experience during childhood.
Walt Disney, the creator of the Walt Disney Company, was famous for his ideas. He was named “an idea man” because of his ability to think of great ideas. His ideas are what ultimately allowed him to be successful in his career. Disney started his career as a hands-on cartoonist, but as his company grew, he became a full time manager, organizer, inspirer and innovator.
...lped build the film and animation world. With the help of his team, they created four theme parks and two water parks in the heart of Florida. They also expanded and placed theme parks in other countries. The success that Walt Disney had is to this day unbelievable. The effort he put into the film business and into the everything he did is outstanding. He was a truly talented man who strived for the best and produced nothing less, allowing him to be at the top of his game. Striving and pushing forward with his natural talent of the creative arts and entertainment, Mr. Walt Disney became one of the most well-known entertainers who is mentioned all around the world. Giving him popularity through his great animation and artistic works but also with his world famous characters and popular theme parks. Walt Disney was truly a success in America and all around the world.
It commenced in a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont realty in Los angeles they’re first project was underway in 1923 with producing a series of short live action/ animated films collectively called the Alice Comedies. From there on Walt Disney produced 653 short films, acted in 124 films, and directed 114 short films throughout his life. The last movie he ever put his personal touch on was The Jungle book (1967). Walt Disney died from lung cancer in 1966 on December 15th at 65 years old. After his brother passing, Roy O. Disney oversaw the financial services of the building and the making of Walt Disney world. Roy O. Disney died later in 1971 and for the next decade the future of Disney was in the hands of a team all trained by the brothers themselves, including Card walker, Donn Tatum, and Ron Milled. Between then and now disney has become the most successful movie producing company in our
Ever since Mickey Mouse was created in 1928, Disney has been at the forefront of the cartoon world. Every youngster has a favorite Disney character or movie. Over the years they have created some of the best movies of all time. However, Walt Disney hasn’t always been successful. He survived bankruptcy in 1922 and had to rethink how he was going to approach his life. I think it is safe to say the approach he took was the right one. One of his first productions was an animated short film Alice’s Wonderland, which turned into what we know as Alice in Wonderland. Mr. Disney’s first attempt at a feature-length animated film debuted in 1937 after three years of production. His masterpiece of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of his most awarded movies. Following World War II Disney Production was in a substantial amount of debt. They needed to come out with a new movie that would win over the public of America. They came out with just the right movie, Cinderella, in 1950. This was their biggest hit since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs some 15 years ago. Because of Cinderella Disney Productions stayed in business and could go on to produce many more heartwarming movies.
Walt Disney is known around the entire world for the amusement parks and films which bear his name. He won a record 29 Academy Awards, many Oscars, and even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor for a citizen of the United States. While his life may seem glamorous, Disney encountered many hardships in his life and reached his dreams only by remaining determined.
After his first film business failed, artist Walt Disney and his brother Roy started a film studio in Hollywood in 1923. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon, Plane Crazy, was completed in 1928. Steamboat Willie, the first cartoon with a soundtrack, was the third production. The studio’s first animated feature film was Snow White in 1937, followed by Fantasia and Pinocchio in the 1940s. Disneyland, the theme park developed largely by Walt, opened in 1955 in Anaheim, California. The television series, the Mickey Mouse Club, was produced from 1955 to 1959, and the Disney weekly television series (under different names, including The Wonderful World of Disney) ran for 29 straight years. (1)
After Walt Disney had discovered he preferred working on his own to working for another art studio, he began his own cartoon company- Laugh-O-Grams. Sadly, though, by 1923, the studio had become burdened with debt, and Walt was forced to declare bankruptcy. Disney and his brother, Roy, soon pooled their money and moved to Hollywood. There the three began the Disney Brot...