Behind the Magic of Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walter Disney, also known as Walt, was an American motion-picture artist, a television producer, and a showman of his time. He was an entrepreneur. Walt attended Chicago Art Institute and Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. He was known as the triumph of the American imagination. Walt Disney was a very influential person because he was the inventor of Mickey Mouse, he added color and sound to animation, and he created a major theme park for all ages.
In 1927, sound that had been added to motion pictures, and a process for making movies in color was developed a few years later. Disney and his staff made imaginative use of sound and color. Disney himself provided Mickey Mouse's voice for Steamboat Willie (1928), the first cartoon to use synchronized sound. His cartoon Flowers and Trees (1932) was the first cartoon in full Technicolor. From 1929 to 1939, Disney produced a cartoon series called Silly Symphonies, which played in theaters along with other animated films featuring Mickey Mouse and other characters, like Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto.
Walt Disney was an entrepreneur, animator, cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor. He, along with his staff, created many of the best known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided its original voice. Walt Disney was and still is recognized within the American animation industry and throughout the world. He is considered as an international icon because of his contributions to the film and television industry during the 20th century. He not just entered the entertainment industry, Disney even gave his name to the “happiest place on Earth” – Disneyland around the world and Walt Disney World Resort in the United States.
This “…introduced the filmmaker to the benefits of product licensing through the merchandising of "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” (Langer). With its popularity, one of Disney’s animators began working in seclusion and created Disney’s new character, Mickey Mouse. “Looking for some way to differentiate his new Mickey Mouse cartoons from the silent Oswald series, Disney made an agreement with former Universal executive Pat Powers to animate cartoons using the Power’s Cinephone sound process. The result was Steamboat Willie” (American National Biography Online) Steamboat Willie then became a huge hit in the United States, and Disney Brother Studio began to take off. Throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s Disney faced many ups and downs.
It was the first of 48 Academy Awards, which Disney would win in his celebrated life. Walt Disney also received more then 950 honors and citations from all nations along with seven Emmys. (“Walter Elias Disney” NP) Walt Disney worked very hard for all the awards that he received and would continue working even harder with each new project. When “Steamboat Willie” came out for the first time on September 19,1928, Mickey and Minnie Mouse were born. Walt Disney Studios was a hit.
One famous animation studio that opened up was Walt Disney, which would eventually dominate animation for many years. Disney animation brought many spectacular films and entertainment to people of the U.S.A. Disneys was dragged into WWII as it was requested by the government for its talented art and propaganda during WWII. But Disney was able to continue to strive in producing more animated films after its effort for the war. Walt Disney was a cinematographer who took his career into animation.Walt graduated from Kansas City Art Institute, where he met Ub Iwerks, a greatly skilled animator and Walts collaborated partner. Walts career would begin while working for the Kansas City Film Ad Company in Missouri in 1920.
As Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. Walter Elias Disney is an innovator, entrepreneur, visionary, and none other than today’s cultural icon. Disney was a man of many facets from the 20th century leading upon his death. Today his efforts in media influenced more aspects than any individual today. Disney has shown his magic since the very beginning when he started the Disney Company known as the Disney Brothers Studio.
Walt Disney made a lot of kids happy and he once said, “I only hope that we don’t lose the sight of one thing that it was all started by a mouse, (“.BrainyQuote, 2001”) This is because he was the maker of Mickey Mouse, which led to his successful disney company. Walt Disney is an influential person because of his famous life, Disney was a very famous person, very funny, and intelligent. His whole life as an animator/producer career, his accomplishments in movies, and his fears and challenges though his career. His life is very interesting to learn. Disney was a wonderful man because he make a lot of people and children's happy.
Moreover, Disneyland was and remains an epitome of the American Dream. Walt Disney, the man who was the creator of the Disney Company and products we know and love today, was certainly extraordinary. He is considered to be one of the most successful people in American history, and rightfully so because the magnitude of his accomplishments is astounding. His films (and the films that are produced under his name now after his death), amusement parks and other merchandise are acknowledged and appreciated throughout the entire world. Nearly all the Disney films and merchandise, and all of the amusement parks target an audience of young children, and therefore Disney endorses his creations with stories containing good morals and an emphasis on maintaining innocence.
III. Walt Disney’s Life December 5th, 1901 in a small town inside Chicago called Hermosa, Walter Elias Disne... ... middle of paper ... ...w any other animation out of the water. On November 28th, 1928 Mickey Mouse debuted in his first animation as Steamboat Willie. Thus begins the start of one of the most revolutionary companies ever in the art of animated cartoon features. The Walt Disney Company would soon take it’s feet as Mickey Mouse features incorporated the first picture and sound films of it’s time.