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Walt Disney's Early Life

  • Born on December 5, 1901
  • Born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1906 moved to Marceline, Missouri in
  • 1910 moved to Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1917 moved back to Chicago, Illinois

Teenager Years

  • Dropped out of school at age 17
  • Applied for the Navy, but underage
  • Adjusted birth date, and joined war
  • Planned on driving ambulance in WWI
  • Drove officers around in the war
  • 1919 came back to the U.S.A

Chicago Academy of Fine Arts

  • Drew when learned to hold pencil
  • 16 when joined art class
  • 1922 cartoon production company with Ub Iwerks
  • Cartoon company in Kansas City, Missouri

Making Cartoons

  • 1923 started business with brother Roy
  • "Alice in Cartoonland" first produced cartoon series
  • 56 "Alice in Cartoonland" shows were made
  • 26 "Oswald the Rabbit" shows were made

Mickey Mouse

  • "Mickey Mouse Club" first showed in 1955
  • Original name was Mortimer in 1928
  • Walt was the voice of Mickey 1928-1946
  • 1936 was most recognized figure in world
  • First appeared in "Steamboat Willie" in 1928
  • Became Disney's trademark in 1964


  • Married Lilian Bounds on July 30, 1925
  • Two daughters, Diane and Sharon
  • Very close to older brother, Roy

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • Produced in 1937
  • First full-length movie ever
  • One of most successful movies ever

Disney Studios

  • Early on struggled with money
  • "Beauty and the Beast" won best picture
  • "Aladdin" won most successful Disney movie
  • 1940's went bankrupt
  • 1940's artists went on strike against Walt
  • "Mary Poppins" won 5 Academy Awards before died

Disney Studios

  • 1950's lots of money
  • "Treasure Island" brought lots of money
  • "So Dear to My Heart" also brought lots of money
  • "So Dear to My Heart" Walt's favorite
  • "Sleeping Beauty" failed at box office
  • "Sleeping Beauty" cost $6 million, most expensive

Disney Land

  • Built in 1955
  • In Anaheim, California
  • Going to be called "Mickey Mouse Park"
  • Opened on schedule, July 17, 1955
  • 33,000 people came to opening
  • 15,000 invited with counterfeit tickets

Disney World

  • Built after Walt's death
  • Had plans before his death
  • Opened on October 1, 1971
  • Roy Disney finished Walt's dream
  • EPCOT opened October 1, 1982
  • Encompass of 47 square miles by 21st century

Parts of Disney World

  • Magic Kingdom
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Epcot
  • Hollywood Studios

Disney Around the World

  • Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15, 1983
  • Eurodisney was opened on April 12, 1992
  • Eurodisney is now Disneyland Paris
  • Disneyland in Hong Kong opened September 12, 2005


  • Died December 5, 1901
  • Died of lung cancer, from smoking
  • Died 10 days after 65th birthday
  • Roy Disney died December 20, 1971

In His Memory

  • Built California Institute of Arts
  • His museum in San Francisco opened 2009


  • Won 32 Academy Awards for his movies
  • Won Medal of Freedom in 1964
  • Medal presented by Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Won medal after he died

Disneyland will never be completed, it will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world~Walt Disney


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