Walt Disney: An amazing cartoonist

by: Isha Tulsyan

Why the Fame?

Walt Disney is famous for his amazing cartoons and his great ideas! It all started with when he was little, he loved to draw and sold pictures to make some money. Now he took the idea to a different perspective and got into cartoons. Cartoons were not Walt's dream. The real dream that gave the entertainment was Disneyland and Disney World. That was a big boost in his popularity. But, Walt didn't want the money and the fame, he wanted the attention and the entertainment. He did eventually get what he wanted, but the fame came with it. His creative mind really came in handy!

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Ub Iwerks Pays Off

Ub Iwerks was a big impact on Walt's life. They met at the Kansas City Institute of Art since they both had jobs there. They immediately became friends and started working together. Ub was a big impact because of his drawing skill. He made his drawing realistic. Ub was like Walt's teacher because of the talent. They made cartoons together and were a perfect match because Walt made the cartoons and thought of the ideas and Ub added the professional touch to the drawings. If Walt hadn't been with Ub then all the energy and creativity wouldn't be in him and we wouldn't have had the amazing shows we have today. Where the creativity really came in use was when they started a business together. They made more cartoons and lots of money. The best part was that Walt was inspired even more and getting better. But, best of all, learning new techniques to do the best he possibly could.

Everything Gets Better

An important moment in Walt Disney's life was when Disney World was going to come alive. He came up with a brilliant idea that NO ONE liked. Everyone thought it would fail and it would be a waste of A LOT of money. But, Walt kept going for it. He never gave up and that was important because he was practicing to stay on the move. When you are in a job where you have to come up with creative ideas and people are depending on you, you will get a lot of negative comments but he kept working for it and was prepared for what will happen later on.

Creativity Comes Alive

When Walt was little, he had a creative mind. He did not gradually build up on it and had the mind when he was older, it was surprisingly like he was born with the amazing treasure. When he was young, he used to dress up for school. One time he came to school wearing a clown costume and had a mouse on a leash. Another time he dressed up as Abraham Lincoln and addressed the Gettysburg Address. His teacher liked it so much that he spoke it to the WHOLE grade. He loved the address and was creative enough to do something like that. That might be the reasons why he turned out to be the man he was!

A Big Lesson

The greatest lesson I have learned from Walt Disney's life is that always chase your dream and never hold back on it. Walt always followed his dream and never walked back on it. When he agreed to do something, he kept the promise. When he was building the parks of his dream, he didn't back out because it was way to much work, he kept going and I believe a lot of people liked that. I was inspired by him because he taught me a lot of lessons in my life. Dream big. Never think your ideas are going to far. Believe in yourself. Don't back out on things and many more.

Here are some quotes by Walt Disney:

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Here is a video for more info!

Mini BIO - Walt Disney

Here is an interview!

Walt Disney interview

Facts

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