Walt Disney

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” –Walt Disney. Walt Disney’s name may be acknowledged only as it occurs to the TV show. On the contrary, Walt Disney had not been just an artist in animation; He was a man who epitomized the American dream like few others. He was not perfect, but he affected many lives during the 1930’s in low times, and for this he may not be classified just as a hero, but also a legend.
Walt Disney rose up from humble beginnings. His childhood was anything but stable as his family moved throughout the Midwest because of his father’s work. Although his strings of early letdowns made it seem like success would never come, Walt Disney became highly successful in animation. During the 1930’s, Disney became determined to create a feature length animated film. Although many told him he would not be able to produce an animated cartoon that would hold an audience beyond seven minutes long, he continued to try. “Only a few years later, in 1938, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was a major success.” (Source 1) Walt Disney created seven noticeably individual personalities, something that had never before been accomplished in animation. Following this film came a steady flow of animated features including Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and 101 Dalmatians. But animation was not the only thing that helped Walt Disney become a big hit. He dreamed of having a park in which would not contain the menace of carnival freaks, barkers and thrill rides. He wished to have a park which would attract many different ages of children. Although Walt Disney died in 1966, his dream came true after his death. Five years later his Florida Park opened, and Walt Disney World became the uncompromised and unfet...

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KAUFMAN, J. B. "Walt Disney." Encyclopedia of the Great Depression. Ed. Robert S. McElvaine. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. N. pag. Biography in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. .

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