Walt Disney's Road to Success
Tyler Weber, Cassie Jordan, and Taylor Keating
Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1901. He was brought up in a very successful and driven family. Disney's family moved around a lot, and he found himself with many different jobs from a very young age. He moved back to Chicago when he was in eighth grade. Walt dropped out of school when he was sixteen to join the Army, but was denied and worked at a commercial art studio for about a month before being laid off. He eventually found a job at Kansas City Film Ad Company as an animator. Walt found deep interest in animating, and his boss gave him an old camera for Walt to animate things on his own. Walt made Newman Laugh-O-grams for a theater, but sadly, he could not keep the business going and shut it down. He moved to southern California and started a business with his brother, Roy. They called the business Disney Bros. Studio. Walt then began making some of the well known Disney cartoons you still see around today, and the famous Disneyland in California. Walt began working on plans for a water park, but he died before they could be competed. He passed away on December 15, 1966 of lung cancer from smoking.
Walt's First Sketches
The Sketching and Ideas of Mickey Mouse
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit
"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive."- Walt Disney
Overcoming His Obstacles
Walt's Life Theme
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