Walter Elias Disney
"Keep Moving Forward"
-Lived on a farm. Not wealthy.
-Had an early interest in art. Sold drawings to neighbors.
-Had an extremely stern father who was not very successful.
-Tried to join the military service.
-Ended up working for the red cross driving an ambulance in France.
-Sneaked out to perform comical skits.
How he overcame those obstacles
-Walt was a dreamer.
-Oswald-----> had vision for Mickey Mouse on the train ride home. Kept sketching.
-Breakdown-----> Went on second honeymoon with wife to refresh and relax.
-Opened a Hollywood studio with his brother Roy in 1923.
-First full length animated musical, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
-Created 19 full-length featured films in his lifetime.
-Disneyland opened in 1955.
Walt with Shirley Temple
Walt received this Oscar with his first full length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Keep Moving Forward
"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
Opening of Disneyland (1955)