Walt Disney Founder of disney corporation

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was born on December 5, 1901. He was born in the Hermosa section of Chicago, Illinois.

Walt was the son of Elias Disney, an Irish Canadian

Walt was also the son of Flora Call Disney, a German-American

In the first picture when Walt was four, they moved to Marceline, Missouri where he spent most of his childhood. In the second photo In 1911, his family moved to Kansas City, where Disney developed a love for trains.
Walt worked a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers, popcorn and sodas to travelers.

Disney attended McKinley High School in Chicago

He took drawing and photography classes and was a contributing cartoonist for the school paper.

At night, he took courses at the Chicago Art Institute

When Disney was 16 he dropped out of school to join the Army but was rejected for being underage.
He joined the Red Cross and was sent to France for a year to drive an ambulance. Returning from France in 1919, he chose to pursue a career in art and animation.
Walt's brother Roy got him a job at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, where he met cartoonist Ubbe Eert Iwwerks, better known as Ub Iwerks. Moving to Kansas City, he partnered with another cartoonist Ubbe Iwerks to form a company called “Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists”
Disney began experimenting with a camera, doing hand-drawn cel animation, and decided to open his own animation business. From the ad company, he recruited Fred Harman as his first employee.
Walt and Harman made a deal with a local Kansas City theater to screen their cartoons, which they called Laugh-O-Grams. The cartoons were hugely popular, and Disney was able to acquire his own studio, upon which he bestowed the same name. They did a series of seven-minute fairy tales that combined both live action and animation, which they called Alice in Cartoonland
On July 13, 1925, Walt married one of his first employees, Lillian Bounds, whom he had hired to color and ink celluloid for his cartoons.

In 1929, Disney created Silly Symphonies, which featured Mickey's newly created friends, including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto.

In 1933, The Three Little Pigs and its title song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" became a theme for the country in the midst of the Great Depression.

On December 21, 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, premiered in Los Angeles. It produced an unimaginable $1.499 million

During the next five years, Walt Disney Studios completed another string of full-length animated films, Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942). In December 1939, a new campus for Walt Disney Studios was opened in Burbank. Cinderella was released in 1950, followed by a live-action film called Treasure Island (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and 101 Dalmatians(1961).

Disney's $17 million Disneyland theme park opened on July 17, 1955, in Anaheim, California, with actor (and future U.S. president) Ronald Reagan presiding over the activities on what was once an orange grove.
Walt Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1966 and later that year he die on December 15. He died before the first shovel of dirt was moved on construction of Disney World.
Disneyland has expanded its rides over time and branched out globally with parks in Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong, with a Shanghai location slated to open in the spring of 2016.
Walt Disney's net worth is estimated at $5 billion.
Walt Disney has been very successful because he stayed true to his company's mission and values. So much about Walt Disney’s rise was about bucking the odds and ignoring the critics, whether it was show biz insiders telling him no one would ever sit still for a feature-length animated film, or others saying Walt was crazy for buying acres and acres of murky swampland in central Florida, Disney always trusted his instincts first. “I hope that we never lose sight of one thing , that it was all started by a mouse.”-Walt Disney.
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