Walt Disney Essay

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Walt Disney had a lot of struggles in his life such as, paying his bills, family problems, and the army taking over his studios. He was born on December 5th, 1901 in Hermosa, Illinois. His really name is Walter Elias Disney. His father was Elias Disney, an Irish-Canadian, and his mother, Flora Call Disney, was German-American. He had four brothers and one sister. He spent most of his childhood in Marline, Missouri. In 1911, his family moved to Kansas City, where Disney developed a love for trains. His uncle Mike Martin was a train engineer who worked the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marline. Later, Disney started work a summer job with the railroad, selling snacks and newspapers to travelers. Disney attended McKinley High School in Chicago. When he was 16 years old, he dropped out of school to join the army, but he was not accepted for being under age. He later joined the Red Cross and was sent to France for a year to drive an ambulance. When he came back he went to a school I Chicago. He went there to study Academy of Fine Art. That us were he started his career. In the mid-1920 he started as a cartoon maker animated film advisement. (Albridy productions, ©2005)

One of his struggles was paying his bills. His studio was not being able to pay the rent and bills. Following the bankruptcy of his first business venture, Disney moved to Hollywood to set up a studio with financial backing from his brother, Roy. The studio lost its financial backing and could not afford to stay in business. Walt ran out of money, and his company Laugh-O-Grams went bankrupted. Instead of giving up, Walt packed his suitcase and with his unfinished print of The Alice Comedies in hand, headed for Hollywood to start a new business. He was not yet ...

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...y thought of an idea to get people to support him in getting his studio back. He made a movie called The New Spirit. The famous Donald Duck stared in this movie. It didn't help pay the taxes on the studio, but it did help win the war. The movie inspired people to help him. It later helps Walt Disney and his assistance win the war between them and the army.

In conclusion, Walt Disney was a very successful man. He also had some difficulties in his life. He had succeeded in his life, but he had a lot of struggles. Having family problems, not being able to pay bills, and the navy taking over his studio was just a few of his problems. He was just like everyone else in the world. He had problems. His was a normal person with normal problems. Even the most successful person can go through struggles. However, no matter what he was put through, he accomplishes then all.

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