Walter Elias Disney And His Name 🎡

(1901-1966)

early life

Walt Disney was born on December 5,1901 in Chicago, Illinois. His father was Elias Disney, he was a paripatic carpenter , farmer , and building contractor.His mother was Flora Call , she was a public school teacher. He was one of five kids , four boys and one girl. He lived most of his childhood in a farm by Marceline , Missouri. His father later got sick causing them to sell the farm and move to Kansas City. He found a love for art and began taking classes. He dropped out of high school at age 16 so he could join the army but was rejected because he was underage. So instead he joined the Redcross and was sent to France to drive a ambulance for a year. He returned in 1919 and returned to Kansas City to pursue his Art career.
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Later life

Walter later married Lillian Bounds.They had two daughters Diane Marie Disney , and Sharon Mae Disney.He won many awards including 22 oscars and many nominations. In 1966 he died of lung cancer and many years after Lillian died of a stroke in 1997.
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art carrer

Disney started working at Kansas City Film As Company where he created commercials based upon cutout animation. He made a friend , Fred Harman and they made a deal with a local Kansas City theater so they can show their cartoons called Laugh-O-Grams , they became very popular. Later they hired some of Harman's brothers ro create seven minute fairy tales. They consisted of live action and animation.
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Mickey Mouse

A few years after Disney recovered from his bankruptcy, they took away the rights of Oswald which was the first animated cartoon character he created. Later in 1928 he created Mickey Mouse. Which he had all the rights to keep. Mickey Mouse had great success, and is now the most important symbol that represents Disney.
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movies/films while he was alive

animated films

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), first full animated movie

Pinocchio (1940)

Fantasia (1940)

Dumbo (1941)

Bambi (1942)

Cinderella (1950)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Peter Pan (1953)

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

101 Dalmatians (1961)

The Jungle Book (1967, after his death)

human films

Treasure Island (1950), first full movie with ONLY human actors

Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Old Yeller (1957)

The Shaggy Dog (1959)

The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

Son of Flubber (1963)

Mary Poppins (1964)

disneyland park

Disneyland was opened on July 17,1955. It is opened all year long . It is located in Anaheim , California. Disney desired building a tourist attraction to entertain fans who wished to visit. Aa of right now Disneyland is worth over $179.5 billion.
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Walt Disneyworld resort

Disneyworld was build and opened after his death by his brother Roy O. Disney. He desided to open it because he disliked the buisnesses that had to do with Disneyland and he wanted to control a much larger area of land for Disneyworld. Disneyworld was opened on October 1,1971. It is located in Orlando, Florida. Its slogan is "where dreams come true". It is worth more than $ 1.3 billion.
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Disney philanthropy (donations)

Disney commits to providing hope , comfort and most important happiness for the families who need it the most. Ever since 2012 Disney has donated more than 23.1 million books to children and school. In November 12, 2015 Disney donated 1.5 million dollars to provide more nutritious Foods in America . And in education Disney donates 1 million dollars to Hispanic scholarship funds.
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why is he a hero?

He brought happiness to the world. He impacted America, he made the first safe theme park , and led the way for many animators.
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