The beginning of what is now a national company was in 1923 when brothers Roy and Walt Disney (at the ages of 30 and 22) opened the Disney Brothers Studio in a windowless office. They began with a couple thousand dollars (which was mostly borrowed), a second-hand camera, and not much else. Their goal was modest: to make animated films.
Almost as soon as the office became their studio Walt and Roy began bringing about their first series of films denominated: Alice’s Wonderland. Even though the brothers didn’t make much money the first year, they stayed confident, and Walt told his father, with his typical optimism, that he would “ make the name Disney famous around the world”. At first Walt produced much of the company’s animation, but he soon realized that there were other artists more talented than he. So he turned to directing the animators the studio hired. As Walt focused on the creative side of the company, Roy dealt with all the financial elements; trying to keep Walt - who hardly worried about money - to a budget. In 1940 two animated films brought in less money than they cost to make. Refusing to lay off any of some 1,000 employees, the small business that had been renamed Walt Disney Productions, became a public corporation selling it’s stock to the public. In 1952 WED Enterprises was established and began working on Walt’s latest idea: a theme park called Disneyland. Disneyland’s opening on July 17 in 1955, was less than p...
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...ntinue to grow and flourish. People coming here from out of state, people coming here from out of country, and the growth of the economy all contribute to making Disney so profitable. One of the other major factors that could help to make Disney even bigger or send it spiraling downward from it’s pedestal in the clouds is being able to keep up with technology.
In conclusion, Disney has worked excruciatingly to get to where it is today. I think that Disney will continue to grow. But what happens to Disney all depends on the economy and technological advances in the world.
Taylor, Pamela. Lakeland, FL. 18/05/2010. Speech.
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