Walt Disney was an inspiring renaissance man that changed the world of entertainment and film to this day. His childhood lead him to be a successful producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, and a philanthropist. To begin, Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Illinois. Walt began his career by selling drawings to his neighbors and family friends at a young age. He also lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri, where he was a cartoonist for his school newspaper. In his teenage years, 16 year old Walt Disney dropped out of high school to join the army in the time of World War I. At that time, he found out he was too young to join the army so he joined the Red Cross. The Red Cross gave him the experience of visiting Paris for a one year job driving an ambulance. To Conclude, Walt Disney’s early life lead him to be one of the most successful renaissance men in history.