Walt Disney!

Isabella Byrne

The early life of Walt Disney.

Walter Elias, known as Walt Disney, was born on December 5th, 1901, in Chicago Illinois. His father, also known as Elias Disney, was an Irish-Canadian, while his mother, Flora Call Disney, was a German-American descent. Disney was one of five kids, four boys and one girl. He attended McKinley High School, where he focused his attention on photography and drawing. His family later on moved to Kansas where he continued to draw and he even started acting! In 1918 he attempted to enlist in the military, but they rejected him due to his age of sixteen years old, He then decided to join the Red Cross and served in France for about a year. When he returned home, he pursued a career in commercial art.
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His career started to take off.

When he was not yet twenty-two, his company, "Laugh-O-Grams", went bankrupt, so he backed a suitcase with all his unfinished "Alice in Cartoon Land" comedies and left for Hollywood. Walt and his brother Roy borrowed some money, and the New York times loved the "Alice in Cartoon Land", and it took them straight to the top of Holly Wood. Later on in his career, on July 13, 1925, he married one of his first employees, Lillian Bounds. They later on had two children, Diane and Sharon. Three years after their marriage, Walt created a new cartoon, who everyone knows as Mickey Mouse! After he created Micky Mouse he came out with the movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", along with other productions such as Pinochle, Bambi, Dumbo, Fantasia, and many more. One of the most devastating things to happen in his life was the accidental death of his mother. Walt and his brother bought their parents a new house new the studio, and shortly after his mother died from asphyxiation, caused by a faulty furnace. Walt Disney continued to produce new cartoons and productions, but his dreams didn't fully come true until Disney Land was built. Disney Land was finished in 1971, and since then over 200 million people have visited it! Walt died on December 15, 1966. He may have passed away, but we will never forget his legacy.

Quotes said by Walt Disney.

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

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

"The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."

"That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up."