Walt Disney Accomplishments

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Walt Disney “If you can dream it, you can do it” (Brainy). Walt Disney certainly was a dreamer, but he turned his dreams into a reality. Walt Disney was an inspiring man who “set the standard” of the cartoon-animation industry. He did not have an easy start in his early years of childhood, and he did not just keep ‘climbing the ladder’ in the cartoon industry, but his trials and hardships led to the many accomplishments attached to his name. His work not only affected those of his lifetime, but is still impacting the lives, both young and old, to this day. On the 5th of December in 1901, Walter Elias Disney, named after the family’s preacher at the Congregationalist Christian church the family attended, was born to Elias and Flora Disney…show more content…
But one of the most well-known creations of Disney’s work is Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse was created quickly after rights to Oswald were stolen (Biography). Walt Disney once said, “Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end” (Brainy). Mickey Mouse did, in fact, have a rough start, but pulled through during Walt’s time of trouble. In the beginning of the animation stages, two silents shorts were made for Mickey Mouse, but failed to get a start. After two shorts were down the drain, Disney created a third, but he added sound this time. As Walt being the voice of Mickey, the new short, Steamboat Willie, quickly rose in popularity. Disney created Silly Symphonies in 1929 as an addition to Mickey Mouse, including a variety of Mickey’s friends. At the end of the year in 1937, Disney put another page in the history books. He released the first full-length animation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Over the following years, more full-length animations of Disney’s were created and released, including: Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi. In 1939, the new “Walt Disney Studios” in Burbank opened, but they hit a bit of a rough patch. It would essentially be years before the studio fully recovered from this time of trouble (Biography). During World War II, Disney’s studio created educational films for the government. After the war, however, Disney’s movie creations started to decrease in number (Smith). In the year 1949, Disney released animation shorts that would be grouped together in “package features”, but by 1950, he was back to creating full-length animated movies again. In the 1950s and early 60s, Disney released Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, and 101 Dalmatians. Disney also went on to create animated shorts that were shown on television. His final hit was Mary Poppins, which was both
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