Walt Disney 's Influence On The Entertainment Industry

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"Somehow I can 't believe there are any heights that can 't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C 's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy and the greatest of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably." The man behind this genius statement is the one and only Walt Disney. From rags to riches, Disney made strides in the entertainment world that reshaped America’s entertainment industry, as we know it today. From cartoon strips to Disneyland, Walt Disney’s contributions to the theatre world were monumental and established him as one of the greatest entertainers in the world.
Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901. His father was part Canadian, his mother was American, and both his parents are of European descent. Growing up in with 4 other siblings, Disney was drawn to the world of arts; he grew up painting and selling his paintings to his neighbors and family friends. When Disney’s family moved to Kansas City, he fell in love with trains and spent his summer working on the railroad selling newspapers, popcorn and sodas. In High School Disney was a diligent student and he pursued his art interests by taking drawing and photography classes and was a cartoonist for the McKinley High School–his high school–paper. While he was still in high school, Disney also took classes at the Chicago…
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