Walt Disney

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Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago. In 1906, Walt and his family moved to the small town of Marceline, MO. Four years later in 1910, they moved to Kansas City, MO where Walt graduated High School. Walt Disney became famous for producing the first full length animated musical feature called "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."He went on to produce Bambi, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo.Disneyland Park opened in 1955 and in 1961 Walt Disney was among the first to present full-color programming with his Wonderful World of Color.

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Walt originally wanted to call Mickey "Mortimer Mouse", and it was changed to "Mickey Mouse".In "Opry House", a video short released on March 28, 1929, Mickey started wearing white gloves. The creation of Mickey Mouse earned Walt Disney an honorary Academy Award in 1932.Mickey was given his own entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica in 1934.In 1955, Mickey made his debut on television in The Mickey Mouse Club television show. Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 18, 1978, in honor of his 50th anniversary.In designing and constructing a Disney theme park or adding the final touches to an attraction, Disney Imagineers subtly “hide” Mickey Mouse silhouettes in plain sight. It later became a tradition known as "Hidden Mickeys".

Walter Elias Disney


“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.”


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