The Creator of Walt Disney

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993 words

Someone who is not only known for his movies, but for his amusement parks is Walt Disney. Walt Disney had a rough start to his creative career, but he still managed to become one of the best creators of all time. As one of the most well-known creative minds of his time, Walt Disney is famous for both animation and family fun.
To begin Walt Disney started out by making cartoons for his high school newspaper, and at night he took courses at the Chicago Art Institute. He soon moved to Kansas City and got a job at the Pesmen-Rubin art studio, and he met a cartoonist named Ubbe Iwerks. Ubbe got him a better job at the Kansas City film Ad Company, where he made commercials based on cutout animation. From then on Walt started experimenting with a camera and decides to open his own animation business; Fred Harman was his first employee. Walt and Fred first started streaming their short cartoons called laugh-o-grams at a local Kansas City theater. After the cartoon became a big hit Walt opened his own studio, the theater was called laugh-o-gram. They started to do seven minute fairy tales that combined live action and animation; they were called Alice in Cartoonland. In 1923 the studio was great in debt and was forced to declare bankruptcy. Walt with the help of his brother Roy soon got enough money and was able to move to Hollywood and created a new studio called the Disney Brothers studio. They then invented a new character called Oswald the lucky rabbit, and the short films started at $1,500. In 1925 Disney hired an ink and paint artist named Lillian Bound and he later married her. The Disney brothers and their wives produced three new cartoons featuring a new character Walt had created called Mickey Mouse. The first animated films fea...

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...tantly being made and produced. The ten greatest Disney movies that were produced after Walt Disney’s death are The lion King(1994), Beauty and the Beast(1991), Aladdin(1992), Frozen(2013), Finding Nemo(2003), The Little Mermaid(1989), Toy Story(1995), Tangled(2010), Spirited Away(2001), and Toy Story 3(2010).

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In this essay, the author

  • Describes walt disney as one of the most well-known creative minds of his time. he is famous for both animation and family fun.
  • Describes how walt disney started out by making cartoons for his high school newspaper, then moved to kansas city, where he met a cartoonist named ubbe iwerks, and opened his own animation business.
  • Explains that walt created silly symphonies, which had mickey mouse's new friends, minnie mouse, donald duck, goofy, and pluto. snow white and the seven dwarfs won eight oscars, while mary poppins mixed live action and animation.
  • Explains that oswald wasn't as popular as disney had hoped, so he came up with a bulky eyed and long tailed mouse named mickey. mickey's tail was dropped to save the cost of animation.
  • Explains that walt disney's dream of a theme park was realized in 1953 in anaheim, california.
  • Lists the ten greatest disney movies that were produced after walt disney’s death, including the lion king, beauty and the beast, aladdin, frozen, finding nemo, the little mermaid, toy story, tangled, and spirited away.
  • Explains christopher finch's the art of walt disney: from mickey mouse to the magic kingdoms.
  • Narrates the evolution of mickey mouse.
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