Every little girl and boy at some point in their life, wanted to be a Disney character of some sort whether it be Cinderella, Aladdin, Mushu, or even the famous Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney Company has been worldwide, and has had a moving impact on both children and adults since it first started in 1924. “All your dreams can come true – If we have the courage to pursue them” (Disney) Throughout Walt Disney’s life he has been an inspiration to all through his never-ending imagination, his magical theme parks, and his charming cartoons.
With a name like Walt Disney, it seems like you are expected to do great things and have your name known across America. From a young age, Walt Disney had an interest in all things animation. Growing up in a time where animation and TV was making its first appearances, Walt Disney wanted to be a part of the sensation. 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 that is mentioned all around the world. His great animation and artistic works but also with his world famous characters and popular theme parks, the first one, Disneyland, being built in Anaheim, California in 1955.
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 started the Walt Disney Company with very little to no money and with no connections around Hollywood. He literally had nothing but his creativity and a simple idea. That idea was to create animation and cartoons for the county to enjoy. Walt Disney wasn’t concerned about how much money he made from his cartoons, he just wanted to keep doing what he was compassionate about, to make animation. Walt Disney represents the hard-working, determined American, and a lot can be learned from studying his life. He brought joy, happiness, and a common means of communication to everyone in every country. His visions brought everyone closer to the future, while telling them of the past. Not only did Disney’s dreams come true, but with his works, he touched and made a lot of kids’ dreams come true. Disney was one of a kind and there will never be another Walt
Walt Disney once said, “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” One man’s dream changed the world. Walt Disney is known worldwide for his ingenuity and creativity. He is also recognized for one of the biggest corporations worldwide. So what has made him stand out? All through Walt’s life, he worked hard to rise above his circumstances, determined never to give up, and above all to never stop dreaming. Walt Disney is among the top most successful businessmen of his time because of the ventures he made, the work he established, and his legacy that lives on.
Walt Disney is the greatest entrepreneur of all time in most minds of little people and big people everywhere. The reason for this is he started his ‘business’, selling sketches, at the age of around seven years old. He was a vibrant child, as well considering he painted the side of his barn with tar. To him schoolwork was boring which he actually said once he was a lot older. Walt Disney was a family man, considering he had so many children; his children even had lots of children. Walt Disney was a man with a lot of talent, character, and imagination, who deeply loved fairy tales.
Walt Disney was a very successful man and was able to live long enough to see his company achieve and rise to being one the of most recognizable companies global. Disney brought many other things besides its outstanding animation work, its magical theme parks and tremendous amount of merchandise. Without the help of Walt Disney and his lifelong partners, Walt Disney company would never had strived its way into modern day.
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
Walt Disney is an idol to many people, including myself. I believe his self-confidence and dedication are great examples for any child to follow. Disney’s successes, and failures, inspire many people who strive to achieve something as great as Disney was able to. The theme parks he created are magical places, and the movies he produced are classics. While Walt Disney may be gone now, he most certainly still deserves a round of applause.
Walt also added more disney characters to the films. Walt loved the idea of Disney characters so much that he wanted to bring them to life to make children and families happy. Walt came up with the idea of creating an amusement park with rides, disney characters, sweet treats,and art pieces. He called these two amusement parks Disneyland, Anaheim and Disney World, Florida Walt did this because he knew that these two amusement parks would make him well known and nobody would ever forget who this brilliant man is. Walt called Disneyland “the Happiest place on Earth.” (Watts 20). Walt called it this because he knew his guests would appreciate his handiwork so much by visiting Disneyland again with their friends, family and loved ones. Unfortunately, Walt did not get to finish creating Disney world, Walt had passed away with lung cancer at age 65 on December 15, 1966. “His brother Roy finished creating Disney World for him.” (Watts 50). Disney World had also become a popular theme park because of its Disney characters, animals and beautiful scenery. In today’s Society Fame means being famous because of something that is trending or being famous for what you created. For example, Walt Disney is famous for creating multiple Disney parks, Entrepreneurship, and Disney brands. Walt also became well known to everyone because he created Disney Brands that reminded us of our childhood. were really value Walt’s Disney brands, because it is what we look forward to purchasing as a gift or souvenir for a friend or for ourselves and makes us feel happy. For example whenever i go to Disneyland with my family, I always see people wearing mickey,and Minnie Mouse ears. Seeing this proves how much Disney brand grows on people. Everyone loves it so much that Wearing these ears and other type of Disney products makes us feel like we're a part of it. We wear his brand because we are in love with his amazing work so, we purchase his brand as a sign of appreciation that
Walt Disney began in 1923 with a short film called Alice’s Wonderland. It was co-owned by Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney. Disney moved forward into the future with very popular filmed entertainment such as Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi and so many more until the death of Walt Disney in 1966. Walt Disney was then successfully supervised by Walt’s older brother, Roy Disney, until his death in 1971 after the completion of his brother’s dream, Walt Disney World. It was in 1983 that Disney expanded its operations to include the Disney Channel and the Touchstone Pictures film label. When the new president and CEO, Michael Eisner and Frank Wells, came onto the scene they set out to maximize the company’s assets by opening its famous movies up to the TV syndication market and video cassettes. With the classics easily accessible and available at a lower cost the company grew to greater heights. The success continued in 1988 when Disney movies hit new box office heights bringing in more than $100 million. Then between the years of 1989 to 1994 chart toppers like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and the Lion King launched the entertainment company to even greater heights. The films were grossing between $200 and $783 million...
No one can be exempt from experiencing the hardships in life. Great success comes from failures. But not everyone has great success because they do not continue on after the failures. Some of us instead give up rather than continue to venture forward to achieve our goals and dreams. With that in mind, it is important to look at what motivates humans to continue on after failures. Walt Disney like everyone else in this world had successful ventures and complete failures. But, unlike those people who just give up after failing one time. Walt Disney kept on going and he soon succeeded. Walt Disney moved forward because of his goals and perseverance in life. There were many people who talked about Disney’s life, Neal Gabler stresses Disney’s early commitment to innovation’’(Gabler, 2006, p. 121). And as Schickel notes, ‘‘Mickey would become a symbol of the unconquerably chipper American spirit in the depths of the Depression’’(Schickel,1998, p.124). In essence, as shown by his life, his thoughts on work and achievements and his thought on his career and family, Walt Disney was motivated mostly by the goals he wished to achieve that had to do with motivation for art and his family rather than the being motivated by someone with incentives or being seemingly
turned his dreams into reality with the help of his many followers, this showed his true leadership. Walt had the ability to share his visions and dreams with others and persuade them to believe in him and his ideas. To open up his own business and start making cartoons Walt had to take many risks. He had to take an even bigger risk borrowing millions of dollars to open Disneyland. It took great leadership skill to build up the Disney Empire and make it such a success.
Walt Disney was the most creative and innovative person in the entertainment business in the 20th century. His movies and animations had a huge impact on family life and the movie and animation industry. He also created shows for television and opened Disney Land which were both huge successes. Walt Disney's Interest in art began at a young age. Walt went for his dreams and made them a reality. His hard work to become a movie and animation creator payed off by the time he was in his twenties . Walt Disney's accomplishments show that nothing is impossible.