Walt Disney was the fourth child out of 5.He was born in Chicago, Illinois but in 1906 Walt’s father bought a farm in Marceline ,Missouri. Some of Walt’s friends and his grandmother and aunt were the first people to encourage Walt’s artistic abilities. In 1910 Walt’s father became ill with the fever and sold the farm and moved the family to Kansas city. In 1917 Walt graduated 7th grade with his sister Ruth. Walt’s parents moved to Chicago with his sister Ruth to work for a jelly company his father had invested in. He stayed behind with his brothers. He eventually went and joined his parents in Chicago and he enrolled in 8th grade and his took art classes three times a week at the Chicago academy of fine arts.
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He founded Disney Bros in Hollywood with his brother Roy. After some successes and some setbacks they started making the first Mickey Mouse cartoons. After failing to find a distributor for the first two they added sound to the third one called steamboat Willie and found distributor. Mickey mouse soon became the most famous cartoon character. Later he made the movie Snow White and many others.
Additional interesting information
- His formal education stopped at 8th grade but he never stopped learning he would read and teach himself animation. He showed it was possible to be successful without following the same path as everyone else.
- Walt is also the voice for mickey mouse.
- He has the record for most Oscar wins (22) and nominations (59).
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