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Walt Disney

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. Walt loved art and drawing, and he loved to entertain. He learned all about animation, T.V. and film, and became very successful. He released the first cartoon with sound (Steamboat Willie, 1928) and the first full-length cartoon in color (Snow White, 1937). Even when people said he wouldn't be succesful, he never gave up. Walt married Lillian Bounds in 1925 and had two daughters. Walt made T.V. shows that were also successful, like the Mickey Mouse Club. He created Disneyland, which has entertained millions. Before Walt died, he bought land in Florida to build his vision for a perfect attraction. He died of lung cancer on December 15, 1966 before his EPCOT community was finished.


1901 - Walt was born on Dec. 5, 1901 Chicago, Illinois.1920 - Walt got a job at Kansas City Slide Company, and learned about animation.1920 - Walt met Ub Iwerks, and together they formed Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists Company.1923 - Walt and his brother Roy started the Disney Brothers Studio in Hollywood, CA.1925 - Walt married Lillian Bounds on July 13, 1925.1928 - Walt released the first cartoon with sound - Steamboat Willie. It included a character Walt created - Mickey Mouse.1955 - Walt opened Disneyland July 17, 1955. It was a place for families, not just kids.1965 - Walt buys land in Florida for EPCOT - his version of a perfect community.1966 - Walt dies on Dec. 15, 1966 of lung cancer in Burbank, CA

* Developed first cartoon with sound - Steamboat Willie* Developed first full-length cartoon with color - Snow White* Created Disneyland* Created many characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Pluto* Won 22 Academy Awards for his work in film* Won 7 Emmy Awards for his work in T.V.* Inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with two stars in 1960* Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964* Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1968 after his death

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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney1901 - 1966


* When Walt was 16, he joined the Red Cross and was sent to France to drive an ambulance. He covered his ambulance with Disney cartoons instead of camouflage.* Walt Disney became hooked on cigarettes at 17 and never quit.* The original name that Walt gave Mickey Mouse was Mortimer, but Walt's wife didn't like it and suggested Mikey instead.* Walt's first character was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Unfortunately, this character was stolen by a dishonest man.* The robot from the movie "Wall-E" was named after Walter Elias Disney.

VideoSteamboat Willie 1928

"The difference in winning and losing is most often... not quitting." ~ Walt Disney

Walt Disney continues to entertain people through his movies, books, records, and his parks - where millions come to have fun.

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Persistent - Walt never gave up, even when he lost all his money, and when someone stole his first character Oswald.Innovative - Walt was the first to create a cartoon - Steamboat Willy - with sound, and he created many other characters -Mickey Mouse, Donald duck, and Pluto. He even created Disney Land.Hardworking- Walt worked so hard on everything he created. Once he almost collapsed! Sometimes he would work all night.

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