THE CREATOR OF MICKEY MOUSE
So then, Disney and his brother, Roy, moved to Hollywood. It turned out that Iwerks relocated to California, so the three of them started the Disney Brothers' Studio. Their first deal was with Margaret Winkler, a New York distributor, to distribute their Alice cartoons. They soon invented Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. In 1925, Disney hired an artist named Lillian Bound, they both ended up marrying each other. Five years later, Disney discovered that Winkler and her husband had stolen the rights to Oswald, along with all of Disney's animators, except for Iwerks. RIght away, the Disney brothers produced three cartoons featuring their brand new character, Mickey Mouse. "...the cartoon was an instant sensation (Biography.com)". In 1929, Disney created Silly Symphonies, which featured 4 new characters, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. They made millions of dollars with these cartoons. The $17 million Disneyland opened up in 1955. It was a place where families would be enjoyed and entertained. Sadly, Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer and died while the place was still under construction. Walter Elias Disney was the man who changed the world with a mouse.
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