Top Ten facts

Walt Disney

10. Hidden Mickey

There are many hidden Mickey's around Walt Disney's home.

9. Walt Disney's Last Words

Disney's last words were Kurt Russell.

8. Walt's signature

Walt Disney's signature, and Mickey Mouse weren't drawn or signed by Walt himself.

7. Death

Walt Disney was not cryogenally frozen, contrary to popular beliefs.

6. Mickey's name.

Mickey's name was originally, "Mortimer Mouse," but Mrs. Disney thought the name was pompous.

5. Snow White

Many of the insiders thought the film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was going to destroy the company, but of course, that speculation failed.


Walt Disney was the founder of the "Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals" a defender of the film industry against communist ideas.

3. Walt's apartment

Walt's apartment where he often worked is still above the firehouse on Main Street.

2. Oswald the Rabbit

Oswald the Rabbit was Disney's first successful cartoon, but was sold to sportscaster Al Michaels.

1. Nobody including Walt Disney, is perfect.

Walt Disney is an innovative and successful man, but he too had faults just like everyone else. There was rumors that he had hosted a pro-Nazi propagandist and filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, and had given her a tour of Disney Studios.