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…show more content…
When told he was too young to join the army, Walt joined the Red Cross and drove ambulances in France.
After Walt Disney served his time in France, he came back to America and launched his cartoon-making career. In Kansas City, Disney started of working at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, a job that his brother Rob got him, there; Disney met Ubbe Eert Iwwerks-known as Ub Iwerks-a cartoonist who helped Disney launch his artistic career. When Disney and Ub Iwerks joined the Kansas City Film Ad Company, Disney’s focus shifted from newspaper ads to commercials based on cutout animation. During Disney’s time at the company, he became acquainted with cameras and hand drawn cell animations. His experience at the Film Ad Company prompted Disney to create his own ad company with Iwerks. Their first employee was Fred Harman, a cartoonist who was famous for his work “Red Ryder”, a comic strip based of the Wild West (Reynolds 90). Disney’s cartoons, named “Laugh-O-Grams”, were a huge success. Disney was able to sign a deal with local Kansas City theaters to show their cartoons and as a result of the cartoons popularity, Disney was able to obtain his own studio, which was named after his cartoons. The Laugh-O-Grams studio acquired many other employees and it was in this studio that Walt Disney created, “Alice in Cartoonland”, a series of fairy tales that combined live action and animation. However, the good times lasted only for a
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