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.
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.
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. After 1924, Disney actually did more of the drawing necessary for his animated films. His genius lay in creating, organizing, and directing the films. In 1937, Disney issued the first full-length animated feature film to be produced by a studio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It became one of the most popular movies in history.
And that makes Disney a very special and important company. Not only does Disney provide intangible services, but it offers an escape from reality in various locations across the globe. At these places cartoon characters become reality and kids enter a magical world, so to speak. Disney in addition offers vacations on cruise ships that have activities orientated around Disney and all of its characters and stories. October 16, 1923 is considered the starting date for The Walt Disney Company.
The Real Walt Disney Walt Disney as a real man. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois to his parents, Elias Disney an Irish Canadian and Flora Call Disney, a German American. Walt was one of four children. Walt and his brother Roy and sister Ruth grew up in Chicago, where they attended Benton Grammar School together. He worked hard throughout his schooling and helped support his family during difficult times.
In an attempt to recover from his misfortune, Disney moved to Los Angeles, California where he conceived a concept that would later become the icon of his legacy, a cartoon character named Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was inspired to create a new cartoon character with a personality that was different and more likeable than any other cartoon character ever made. In explaining Mickey’s appeal, Disney observed, “Mickey is so simple and uncomplicated, so easy to understand, that you can’t hel... ... middle of paper ... ...ofound effect on American mass media and pop culture. Disney is best remembered for pioneering the art of the animated film. Leonard Maltin notes, “He did not invent the medium, but one could say that he defined it” (75).
Walter Elias Disney At a time in American history when jobs were scarce and money was hard to come by, one mouse and his group of animated friends, with their comical antics brought smiles to the faces of children and adults alike. The mouse’s name was Mickey, and with his creation came the birth of a multibillion dollar corporate empire, all because of one man’s dream. Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1901, and was brought up on a small farm in a town called Marceline, Missouri, but later moved to Kansas City. It was in Kansas City that Walt first began experimenting with his artistic capabilities on Saturday mornings when he would go to a local museum and take drawing classes. The instruction was not exactly great, but it was a beginning.
“For Disney gets us young and helps to shape up our understanding of who we are, getting us to whistle while we work, to be unafraid of the big bad wolf, to wish upon a star that some day our prince will come, indeed to accept Disney products as the spoonful of sugar that helps any medicine go down, in this small world after all” (Clark). A man with huge imaginations made his dreams come to life in many different ways. He always had a thing for animation from the age of ten. He never gave up on what he dreamt of until it became real. began with his cartoons and movies, to his amusement parks, while still providing a positive environment for people young and old.
Walt Disney is not only best known for his American Motion Picture and famous cartoon films, but also for his artwork he created. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Hersoma, a section of Chicago, Illinois. Disney was born to his father Elias Disney, an Irish-Canadian, and his mother Flora Call Disney, a German-American. Walt Disney was one of five children, four boys and one girl. Walt Disney lived most of his life in Marcline, Missouri, where he began drawing and painting.
He broke the mold of animation. The magic and imagination that he put into his work is simply astounding, and has been transferred into the minds of children everywhere. Imagine a childhood without the creativeness of Walt Disney and the cartoons his company released.For some people, it is very difficult to imagine a life without him. Disney is remembered today for his theme parks that continue to expand to areas all around the world. As Walt once said, “Disneyland will never be completed.