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Who was Walt Disney?

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´╗┐ID:6425 Biography Who is Walt Disney? By Peaches Cheyenne Williams November 26,2012 Abstract In 1901 there was a man name Walter Elias known as Walt Disney he was born on December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Illinois USA. He and his brother Roy co-founded of Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world. Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon character Mickey Mouse. He won 22 Academy Awards during this time,and was the founder of the theme parks of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Who was Walt Disney? Walt Disney was an American motion-picture, and television producer, and showman,famous as a pioneer of cartoon films,and as the creator of Disneyland. Mickey Mouse was created in 1928, and his talents were first used in a silent cartoon entitled Plane Crazy. ...read more.


On December 21 of that same year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated musical feature, premiered at the Cart-hay Circle Theater in Los Angeles. Produced at the unheard of cost of $1,499,000 during the depths of the Great Depression, the film is still accounted as one of the great feats and imperishable monuments of the motion picture industry. During the next five years, Walt completed such other full-length animated classics as Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi. In 1940, construction was completed on Disney?s Burbank studio, and the staff swelled to more than 1,000 artists, animators, story men and technicians. During World War II, 94 percent of the Disney facilities were engaged in special government work including the production of training and propaganda films for the armed services, as well as health films which are still shown throughout the world by the U.S. ...read more.


Disney's last major success that he produced himself was the motion picture Mary Poppins, which mixed live action an animation. Disney's $17 million Disneyland theme park opened in 1955. IT was a placed where children and their families could explored ,take rides and meet Disney characters. In a very short time, the park had increased its investment tenfold, and was entertaining tourists from around the world. Within a few years of the opening,Disney began plans for a new theme park and Experimental Prototype Community of tomorrow in Florida. It was still under construction in 1966,Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer. He die on December 15,1966, at the aged of 65.After Disney die his brother Roy carried on the plans to finish the Florida theme park, which opened in 1971 under the name Walt Disney world. During a 43-year Hollywood career, which spanned the development of the motion picture medium as a modern American art,Walter Elias Disney, a modern Aesop, established himself and his product as a genuine part of Americana. ...read more.

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