The Imagination of Disney

an American entrepreneur and cartoonist

Growing Up Disney

On December 5, 1901, Walter Elias Disney came into this world. Little did his family know that he would grow up to be the founder of one of the most successful motion-picture companies on the planet.


Walt Disney grew up Marceline, Missouri, but moved to Kansas City where he found his new fascination with trains. Disney attended Mckinley High School in Chicago, taking drawing and photography classes. He was also the school's newspaper cartoonist. When Disney was 16, he decided to drop out of the school to join the war, but was soon rejected for being too young. He was then sent to France for a year to drive and ambulance.

Road to Success

At first, Walt opened an animation business. He hired his first employee, Fred Harman. The two of them then decided to screen their cartoons at a local Kansas City theater. The cartoons became very well known. As time passed, the year of 1923 wasn't very pleasant. Disney had to declare bankruptcy and moved to California.


Soon, Disney and his brother started Disney Brothers' Studio. They made silent cartoon films, unable to find distribution. Steamboat Willie is Disney's first sound/music equipped short film. It was an instant sensation.

Moments of Happiness

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." ~ Walt Disney

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