Walt Disney: The Most Significant Creative Forces Of The Twentieth Century

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Walt Disney's famous words are, “If you can dream it, you can do it,” and he absolutely lived up to that saying. This was proved through the numerous awards he received by chasing his dreams. Walt Disney was one of the most significant creative forces of the twentieth century. He was a man who made a lasting impression on the art of animation and film. Disney had many firsts, including creating films with full color. He joined in with a company called Technicolor, who had developed a new way to make clear and bright colors, said Judith Josephson. Disney told his father, “I’ll make the name Disney famous around the world,” and he did so through his films; then through Disneyland Park, located in Anaheim, California; and followed by Disney World, …show more content…

Disney was one of five children, and his parent’s names were Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney (Biography Online). Most would not suspect that Disney had a rough childhood, but he did. Kevin Crosby wrote, as a child, Disney was emotionally and physically abused by his father. In response to the abuse, Disney befriended many of the animals on their family farm. Porker, a pig, was his best friend and was a model for the Foolish Pig in The Three Little Pigs. Unfortunately, nothing Walt did ever appeased his dad, Elias, which is why his older brothers ran away as teenagers (Crosby). As a child, he lived in Marceline, Missouri, here he started selling drawings and painting to neighbors and friends. Later, the Disney family moved to Kansas City, Missouri and then back to Chicago where Walt started high school; not for long though. When he was sixteen, he dropped out of high school and joined the Army. Being only sixteen, he was rejected and joined the Red Cross and drove an ambulance in France (Biography …show more content…

Walt Disney experienced many obstacles as a child and a learning entrepreneur, but he left many families with hope and love through his successful films, animated characters, and enjoyable amusement parks. Disney lived a life others envied him for, but it was because not all saw the negatives and hardships he faced. He touched many people's lives and left a lasting impact on the world today through his movies and his parks. Entrepreneurs hold him on a high pedestal and look up to him; knowing that everything he created, the movements he started, and the lives he touched was achieved just by merely 500 dollars (Jolley). Not only has he inspired entrepreneurs, but he has also motivated and influenced people of all job titles and ages to never give up on their dream, because as Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do

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