Walt Disney Fails

by: Gianna DeCastri and Emily Concepcion


Walt Disney was a child entertainer. Walt’s real name is Walter Elias. He was born on December 5th,1901, and died on December 15, 1966. He and his brother Roy co-founded the Walt Disney productions. Disney was the maker of Mickey Mouse. Walt won 22 Academy Awards in his lifetime. This story is about Walt Disney and his famous failures and how he recovered.

Early Life/ Background

Mother- Flora Call Disney Father- Elias Disney

Famous characters he made are Mickey mouse, Donald Duck. He built Disneyland that is located in Los Angeles (1955). Before his death he built a second park called Walt Disney World it is relatively near Orlando Florida.

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Walt Disney joined forces with Ub Iwerks and formed a commercial industry, but the company failed after a month. Walt’s brothers didn’t really get along with their dad, they thought that they were treated unfairly and treated like a kid. Walt had to lie about his age so he could be an ambulance driver during World War I, because he was eager to move on with himself.


He went on his own to make his own cartoon characters. In 1923, Walt Disney had moved to hollywood where he created his first successful cartoon character, Mickey Mouse. Other creations that he made are. In 1941 Walt had a major problem for the company. Animators suffered it would be many years before the company produced animated new and famous cartoons for the 1940s classics. Disney studios by that time was a big-business was difficult and began to produce a big variety of entertainment films. The most popular series is called True-Life Adventures it was nature-based with motion pictures such as Seal Island(1948). Beaver Valley (1950), and The Living Desert (1953). The studio also began making long animation romances. Such as Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Peter Pan (1953). The movies produced low-budget. Some live-action films are, The Absent-Minded Professor (1961). The Disney studio was the first to predict the popularity of Disney animations. The Zorro and Davy Crockett series was very popular with children. Walt made a weekly showcase for children and it was called Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color it became a Sunday night must watch. The Mickey Mouse Club was also successful. The climax of Disney’s career as a producer came with his release in 1964 of the motion picture animations for children.

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