Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born at Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in 1901. He was an international icon, philanthropist, and well-known for the field of entertainment during the 20th century. He was also a business mogul, alongside his brother Roy O. Disney, co-founded Walt Disney Productions. Walt and his sister Ruth attended Benton Grammar School. Walter Pfeiffer introduced young Walt to theatre aficionados, and motion pictures. He was attending courses each Saturdays at the Kansas City Arts Institute. He dropped out of high school to join the army at age 16, which he got rejected, because of underage. He began to be in the Laugh-O-Grams studio, which he started to work in short animation films. Later, he began to do Alice comedies with real life actors. When the film Alice’s Wonderland ended he became more focused in animation. Walt worked with a group of animators of animated series’ of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 1927. In 1928 he lost the rights to Oswald, because he refused the reduced production budgets. He wanted to replace the character by naming another character called Mortimer, but his sister Lillian Disney didn’t find it appealing, which she hinted him the name Mickey instead. He agreed. Mickey Mouse was born. Walt’s first silent short animated film was called Plane Crazy starring Mickey Mouse. In 1937-41, the Disney Studio was in the golden age of animation. He began to envision in the 40’s to make a theme park for California, which was finished building, and opened on Sunday, July 17, 1955. Disney acquired the rights to P.L. Travers book Mary Poppins about a magical nanny, which the Disney movie Mary Poppins was released in theaters in 1964. It was the most successful Disney film of the 1960’s. On November of 1963 he decided to open another theme park in Orlando, Fl. naming it Disney World. On December 15, 1966, he died of acute circulatory collapse, caused of lung cancer. He was 65 years old.

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