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WHO WAS WALT DISNEY? ? Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. He was a pioneer of the American animation industry and he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. He was the founder of and a lot of other cartoons made for children. He was born on December 5 th 1901 in Chicago , Illinois in the USA.
CHILDHOOD Walt lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbours, family & friends. He was very artistic and creative and made some great characters that are still know to this day.
This is Walt when he was a teenager
THE DISNEY FAMILY Walt had 4 siblings-3 brothers and 1 sister. Their names were Roy Disney, Raymond Disney, Herbert Disney and Ruth Disney. His parents names were Flora Disney and Elias Disney (his dads name was Elias, which is where he got his middle name. )
Ruth Raymond Herbert Roy
Flora Disney Elias Disney
HOW WAS DISNEY FORMED? ? The Walt Disney Company started in 1923 in the rear of a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty in Los Angeles. It was there that Walt and Roy produced a series of short live-action/animated films collectively called “The Alice Comedies”. The idea for Disneyland began when Walt was visiting Griffith Park in LA with his daughters. While watching them ride the merry-go-round, he came up with the idea of a place where adults and their children could go and have fun together.
HOW WAS MICKEY MOUSE CREATED? ? Mortimer Mouse was the original name for Mickey Mouse, created by Floyd Gottfredson. Mickey Mouse made his official debut in a 1928 short film titled “Steamboat Willie, ” one of the first cartoons ever to use synchronized sound effects. The rodent quickly became a star, and soon there were Mickey Mouse Clubs for children as well as merchandise and a comic strip. When Mickey spoke for the first time, in 1929’s “The Karnival Kid” (his words were “Hot dog, hot dog”), Walt was unhappy with how the character sounded and went on to lend his own voice to the mouse until 1947’s “Mickey and the Beanstalk, ” when he said he was too busy to continue doing so.
This is Steamboat Willie. He is commonly seen at the start of the original Disney movies, such as Snow White.
CONCLUSION On December 15 th 1966 , just after his 65 th birthday, Walt sadly passed away from lung cancer . He will always be remembered as an amazing filmmaker , producer and entrepreneur who changed the entertainment industry and opened a theme park in 1955 which is still alive and standing to this day. He is one of the most famous people in history.
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