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~Walt Diseny Biography~

One of the most unique creator, a imaginative, and aesthetic person.

Tina S
Tina S
Jan 22, 2010
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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney  (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) is known worldwide for his unique cartooning skills. During his 43 year career, he has been given close to a thousand different awards and honors from all over the world. He was one of the most innovative and unique entertainment artists of all time. He started a huge movie empire and the world famous theme parks Disneyland and Disneyworld.
 
Walt Disney transformed the entertainment industry, into what we know today. He pioneered the fields of animation, and found new ways to teach, and educate.

He was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon and philanthropist. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the twentieth century. 

As the co-founder (with his brother Roy O. Disney) of Walt Disney Productions, Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation he co-founded, now known as The Walt Disney Company, today has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $35 billion.

Walt's optimism came from his unique ability to see the entire picture. His views and visions came from the fond memory of yesteryear, and persistence for the future. Walt loved history. As a result of this, he didn't give technology to us piece by piece, he connected it to his ongoing mission of making life more enjoyable, and fun. Walt was our bridge from the past to the future.

Walt Disney was born Walter Elias Disney on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. From a young age he showed a strong interest in drawing. While he was still a kid, he would draw cartoons and sell them. People looked forward to seeing what he had to offer. 

As he got older, he began showing an interest in photography along with cartooning. While in high school he began attending night classes at the Academy of Fine Arts.

At the age of 16 Walt was too young to join the military, so he joined the Red Cross and then traveled overseas to help out during the war.

After the war, he returned to Kansas City where he started a career as an advertising cartoonist. He created his first animated cartoons, and then created a new way to combine live action with animation.

He began as a cartoonist in the 1920s, his talents were first used in a silent cartoon entitled Plane Crazy. However, before the cartoon could be released, sound was introduced upon the motion picture industry. 

Mickey Mouse was created 1928. The world's first synchronized sound cartoon was "Steamboat Willie" featuring Mickey Mouse Walt then began doing more features and then created the first full-length animated movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"(1942).
 
The film produced at the unheard cost of $1,499,000 during the depths of the Depression, the film is still considered one of the great feats and imperishable monuments of the motion picture industry. During the next five years, Walt Disney Studios completed other full-length animated classics such as Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi.

Later Disney expanded into live-action features like Treasure Island (1951) and then into television -- the family-friendly variety program The Wonderful World of Disney was a prime-time staple from 1954-83. During Disney's life his studios won 48 Academy Awards. 

In 1955 Disney opened a theme park, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California; it was an immediate hit and became the public flagship of the Disney empire. This park was one of the most innovative and original of all parks. Not only are there rides, but there are also exhibits for all ages. This park has been visited by some of the most famous people in the world. 

Other Disney theme parks have since opened in Florida, Tokyo, France and Hong Kong. He had purchased 43 square miles of vacant land to build this New World that would contain prototypes of futuristic inventions and other things of fun and educational value. To this day Disneyworld is continually growing.

The Disney Empire also grew to include Disney Radio and TV's The Disney Channel, which launched the careers of teen stars like Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.

Awards:
 
In 1932, Disney received a special Academy Award for the creation of "Mickey Mouse", whose series was made into color in 1935 and soon launched spin-off series for supporting characters such as Donald Duck,Goofy, and Pluto;Pluto and Donald would immediately get their individual cartoons in 1937, and Goofy would get solo cartoons in 1939 as well. Of all of Mickey's partners, Donald Duck–who first teamed with Mickey in the 1934 cartoon, Orphan's Benefit–was arguably the most popular, and went on to become Disney's second most successful cartoon character of all time. 

Death:

Unfortunately Walt never got to see Disneyworld's completion. He passed away on December 15, 1966 five years before the park opened.

Present legacy:

Walt Disney is a legend and a folk hero of the 20th century. His worldwide popularity was based upon the ideas which his name represents: imagination, optimism and self-made success in the American tradition. 

Walt Disney did more to touch the hearts, minds, and emotions of millions of Americans than any other man in the past century. Through his work, he brought joy, happiness and a universal means of communication to the people of every nation. Certainly, our world shall know but one Walt Disney.

Today, Walt Disney's animation/motion picture studios and theme parks have developed into a multi-billion dollar television, motion picture, vacation destination and media corporation that carry his name. 

The Walt Disney Company today owns, among other assets, five vacation resorts, eleven theme parks, two water parks, thirty-nine hotels, eight motion picture studios, six record labels, eleven cable television networks, and one terrestrial television network. As of 2007, the company has annual revenue of over U.S. $35 billion.

This attraction (if you can call it that) lacks the wit and playfulness evidenced elsewhere throughout in the park. It's almost like visiting a national monument, or possibly a religious shrine. There's even a guest book to sign.

Everywhere you look it's dry and dull and actually makes you eager for the crappy show to start. By the time the long row of doors leading into the auditorium finally swing open, you've been straining to hasten the process by means of telekenesis.

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