Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois. He was one of five children, four boys and one girl, born to Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney. His father was of Irish-Canadian descent and his mother was of German descent. Although he was born in Hermosa, he lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri. When he was seven, instead of doing schoolwork like he was supposed to, he sold sketches. Most of these sketches were pictures of animals and nature. At one time, his sister helped him paint the side of the barn with tar. As he was growing up, he fell in love with trains. At night, he would lie in bed and listen to the trains go by, for he lived near a train track. This is the reason for the trains that go around Walt Disney Land and Walt Disney World.
“Walter Elias Disney was born December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, to Elias and Flora Disney…Walt’s parents …decided to move closer to family on a farm outside of Marceline, Missouri, in 1906…It was here that he began to draw animals and indulge his imagination. Walt’s exposure to rural life influenced him throughout his career.” (Jolley) When reading about Walt’s early history, it’s noticeable that he came from very humble circumstances. The places he lived, and the experiences he had, shaped his life dramatically. He was an imaginative and hardworking person from the start. “ Walt was only nine years old when he had to get up at 3:30 a.m., seven days a week, to fold and deliver papers for two hours before attending…school” (Jolley) By working at such a young age, life lessons of perseverance and dedication was instilled into his values at a very early.
Walter Elias Disney was born on the 5th of December in the year 1901 in Chicago. His parents were of English/Irish and German descent. Traveling quite frequently, he and his family moved between Missouri, Kansas City, and back to Chicago. Disney grew up with a passion for art. He took art classes as a child, and also had the opportunity to be the cartoonist for his school’s magazine. Walt soon dropped out of school to join the army, and was rejected for being underage. Soon after, in 1918 Disney began to drive an ambulance in France after enlisting in Red Cross. One year later, he moved back to Kansas to start his career in what took him down the road to fame, the film industry. (Walt Disney Biography) Walt Disney formed Laugh-O-Gram Films in 1922. One year later in 1923, he relocated to Los Angeles where he incorporated the Disney Bros and partnered with his brother Roy. He signed a contract with Margaret Winkler
Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois to Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney. After he was born, his family moved to Marceline, Missouri and they lived there for most of Walt’s childhood. Walt had very early interests in art. For example, he would often make extra money by selling his drawings to the neighbors. Walter was outgoing and craved attention. Walt married Lillian Bounds Disney and they had two daughters, Diane Disney and Sharon Disney. Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966, in Burbank, California.
Born on December 5th, 1901, Walter Elias Disney, grew up in Chicago, Illinois with his parents and four other brothers and sister. His father, Elias Disney, an Irish-Canadian, whom he inherited his name from, and his mother, Flora Call Disney, who was of German-American descent. They raised him in Chicago until they day they moved to Marceline, Missouri. Walter Disney spent his younger years taking an interest in art classes and writing activities and also the scenery around him. His family farm was placed in the countryside, near the Santa Fe Railroad tracks. Walter enjoyed his time spent outside listening to the trains pass by. It allowed him to imagine new things. He had a large imagination, growing with every activity he performed his talents in. Walter Disney took on his main talent of drawing. He began to doodle and sketch regularly. It became his favorite past time and he began to focus more on his drawings and animations then he did school. Since his drawings were becoming his main priority, Walter Disney began to sell his better d...
Disney, an Influence on Modern America
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.
BACKGROUND OF THE DISNEY EMPIRE
Walter “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Illinois, but he lived most of his life in Missouri. He began drawing and painting when he was quite young and would sell his work to family friends and people in the neighborhood. As he grew older, he went to work with his uncle who was a train engineer.
Walt Disney was born in Chicago on 5 December 1901, the youngest of four sons, with a sister to follow. In 1906 his family moved to a forty acre farm in Marceline, Missouri. Walt’s father Elias, after four years of proving unsuccessful as a farmer and then being afflicted with typhoid, had to sale the farm and eventually move the family to Kansas City, Missouri. Walt would always speak of life in Marceline with a great sense of homesickness. To him the small town signified what was best about America. In Kansas City, Walt and his brother Roy helped their father deliver papers every morning and evening. A few years later they returned to Chicago, and while working several jobs, Walt took classes at the Chicago Academy of Fine
Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5th, 1901, in Chicago. He was the fourth of five children, having three brothers, Herbert, Raymond, and Roy, when he was born. In 1903, parents Elias and Flora added a daughter, Ruth, to the family. Elias worried about big-city life, so the Disney family moved to a farm near Marceline, Missouri, in 1906 (Jaffe 7). Walt’s job on the farm was to take care of the animals, many of which would inspire his famous characters later in life (“Walt Disney”). These beloved animals were also the subjects of Walt’s first sketches.
Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901 Hermosa, Chicago,Illinois by parents Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney. Living with four other siblings, Walt Disney grew up knowing selflessness and the power of togetherness that he used latter on in his many lines of work. Known for being a entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer, Walt Disney has been successful in bring joy and happiness to everyone of all ages.Disney has made large stepping stones for the animated industry along with creating beautiful long lasting entertainment for all and teaching us that with hard work and dedication we can do anything we dream of.From his humble beginnings in an old garage to building his own empire, Walt Disney has proven to be one of the most influential people even today with his many accomplishments.Some of these many accomplishments include creating something that everyone of every age can enjoy, improving the quality of animation along with creating the first full length animated movie, and opening the doors for the next generation of Disney Co. workers.
Instead, he decided to stick to trying to accomplish his goals in life. As he is quoted with saying, ‘‘All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.’’ How to Be Like Walt : Capturing the Magic Every Day of Your Life (2004) by Pat Williams p. 63(cite). He felt that critics not the audience he cared about reaching and instead stuck to a different sort of goal.‘‘ We 're not trying to entertain the critics … I 'll take my chances with the public.’’ "Disneyland, 1955: Just Take the Santa Ana Freeway to the American Dream" by Karal Ann Marling, in American Art(Winter-Spring 1991)