Walt Disney 's Influence On The Entire World

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Walter Elias “Walt” Disney, sound familiar? Even though he was a very famous innovator and pioneer, Walt is known for many different things. He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which is one of the best known motion-picture production companies in the entire world. Walt Disney was also the founder of theme parks Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, In Chicago, Illinois. His father was Elias Disney and his mother was Flora Call Disney. Disney had 4 other siblings other than himself. Disney attended McKinley high school. He took drawing and photography classes and was the cartoonist for the school newspaper. At the end of the day, he took classes at the Chicago Institute.

When he was 16 years old he dropped out of school. He tried to join the army but was denied for being underage. He joined the Red Cross instead. Disney went to Kansas City and continued to seek a career as a newspaper artist. He first worked at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, then at the Kansas City Film and lastly from all of his experience, he decided to open his own animation business.

Walt and his first employee, Fred Harman, made a deal with a local theater to screen their cartoons, which they called Laugh-O-Grams. The cartoons were so popular; Disney was able to obtain a studio of his own. By 1953 the studio became burdened with debt, and Disney was forced to declare bankruptcy.

After this, Disney and his brother moved to
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