Walt disney

Overcoming obstacles


  1. Name : Walter Elias Disney
  2. Birth Date: on December 5, 1901
  3. Birthplace:Chicago, Illinois


he was put to work at just nine years old, had only an eighth-grade education


He earn some money by drawing pictures drew and submitted cartoons to humor magazines, though all were rejected but then he saved up he began working on samples and went into business for himself, founding a company called Iwerks-Disney with Ub Iwerks, .later he left for a job as an animator for Kansas City Film Ad Company, which produced short advertisements for movie theaters.But Animation intrigued Disney, so he set out to learn more.Disney made improvements at the company based on what he had learned.he borrow an old camera from his boss so he could experiment at home, setting up shop in his father’s garage. He named his first film Newman Laugh-O-grams. He took the reel to Newman Theatre in an effort to sell his films, but was so nervous about his first meeting with the theater manager that when asked about the cost of the reel, he blurted out his own costs and ended up making films for the theater at no profit.he saved enough to buy a camera and rent a studio. His shop grew, and he produced several longer films but was unable to keep the company afloat. Laugh-O-gram Films went bankrupt in 1923 and at 21, Disney left for Southern California with $40 in his pocket.he soon founded Disney Bros. Studio in Hollywood along with his brother, Roy.After failing to find a distributor for the first two films, they added sound to the third, Steamboat Willie.Disney had success with Mickey and his two subsequent cartoon series, receiving his first Academy Award.He began work on a full-length animated feature film based on the fairy tale “Snow White;” a move dubbed “Disney’s Folly” by those in the film industry who were convinced it would destroy the company.Snow white became the most successful film of the year and earned $8 million, the equivalent of about $134,033,100 today.winning him a full size Oscar and seven miniature ones, and allowed him to build a new studio in Burbank, California.In 1955, he finally opened Disneyland.

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Steamboat Willie

Fun Facts

  1. From 1928 (the birth of Mickey Mouse) until 1947, Disney himself did the voice of Mickey.
  2. Disney held the patent for Technicolor for two years, making him the only animator allowed to make color animated films!
  3. Disney's favorite character was Goofy
  4. The character Wall-E was named after Disney himself!
  5. Disney once played the role of Peter Pan in a school play.


"If you dream it,you can do it"
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible"
"the way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing"


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