Walt Disney was born on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Disney was the fourth child in the family out of five. His father 's name was Elias Disney and his mother’s name was Flora Call Disney. His father was Canadian and his mother was from Ohio. Disney was raised on his uncle’s farm near Marceline, Missouri. He actually used many of the farm animals that he grew up with in his animated
When Walter was 16, he dropped out of school to join the Army but was not able to because he did not meet the age requirement (thefamouspeople). Instead of joining the army, he joined the Red Cross (a company that helps people in need) and was sent to France for a year to drive ambulances; he stayed in France until 1919 (ducksters). In 1919, Disney moved to Kansas City to pursue his dream as a newspaper artist (thefamouspeople). His brother Roy got him a job at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, where he met a cartoonist named Ubbe Eert Iwerks (ducksters). From there, Disney worked at the Kansas
With his fellow artists in Kansas City Walt began his long endeavour into the art of production. Working with his brother Roy and a few others Walt worked his way to his dream, and in 1923 he was able to set up his studio in Hollywood where his first famous cartoons were produced. Walter and his partners had previously aired their cartoons dubbed Laugh-O-Grams which were wildly popular and after they created a series of seven-minute fairy tales that combined live action and animation. Out of their studio in Hollywood, also known as the “Disney Brothers’ Studio”, came incredible characters such as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who was famously feuded over by the brothers and caused their famous split. Although the most beloved of all was the sensational Mickey Mouse. Up to this point in Walt’s career all of his work and other animations in the industry have one thing in common,
He started at jobs all over just to learn more about animation and productions, through this process he met his soon to be close friend Ub Iwerks. Through working at different jobs and getting laid off at each of them Ub and Disney decided to leave, once Disney felt confident enough he started his own business, Laugh-O-Gram Films in 1922. Here he created one of his major accomplishments in his career, the Alice’s Wonderland, which soon became a cartoon series, the first of it’s kind to be a cartoon and a movie in the country. Continuing his dream of animation Walt realized he wasn’t a good businessman and his Film company wasn’t succeeding. He decided to move to Hollywood with the help from his brother Roy Disney, he was able to start Disney Brothers Studio, here he was able to publish his Alice Comedies on TV, which became very popular. His first character he create, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, became a huge hit in 1927 but unfortunately Charles Mintz, in charge of Universal Studios at the time, stole the rights to Oswald and took most of Walt’s employees away. This is where Mickey Mouse was
After Disney made Laugh-O-Grams at the Kansas City Film Ad Company, he set out with his brother Roy to Hollywood (“Walt Disney”). In 1923 Walt Disney Studios was made. “In 1937, Disney's innovative first full length animated feature, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, was released to critical acclaim and worldwide success”(“Walt Disney Studios History”). It secured $1,499,000 and ended up with eight Oscars, even though the depression was going on.“During the next five years, Walt Disney Studios completed another string of full-length animated films, Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942)”(“Walt Disney”). Disney bought a patent for Technicolor that allowed him to be able to make color animated films while other animators could not (Kim). “Disney was also among the first to use television as an entertainment medium”(“Walt Disney”). One day on a train ride home, Disney started to imagine and think about a mouse named Mortimer. His wife, Lillian Disney, recommended he call the mouse Mickey (Admin.). Mikey was first introduced in Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho with Disney himself as the voice of Mikey. “Disney created a third, sound-and-music-equipped short called Steamboat Willie. With Walt as the voice of Mickey, the cartoon was an instant sensation”(“Walt Disney”). Disney then created the
He later worked at a railroad during the summer. He would sell newspaper, popcorn, and sodas to travelers passing through. When Walt’s mother died he started a company called laugh-o-gram. In 1926 had a hard time selling Alice and wonder land. Later his company went bankrupt trying to produce Alice and Wonder land. Instead of giving up he went to Hollywood to start a new company. In 1923 Alice and wonderland was broadcasted. When he went to Hollywood he made it to the top of the charts from society. On December 21 of that same year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated musical came out to the public. It produced $1,499,000 million.
But then, another studio was born. And this studio is what is still standing today… Walt Disney Productions. In 1927, he made the famous mouse we all love. Mickey Mouse was supposed to be named Mortimer, but Lillian didn’t like it, so he changed it to Mickey. The inspiration of the famous creature was that he was afraid of mice, which is very peculiar. With the birth of the character, Walt made a tv show named The Mickey Mouse Club, which allowed kids to interact with Mickey and become “The Mouseketeers.” This made Walt win a great and special award for the success of Mickey in 1932. Starting in 1934, he started a big risk that would make him go out of business, or get a lot of money. Walt was thinking of making his first ever full length movie, also in color. Snow White and The Seven Dwarves took three years to make, and Disney went broke from the purchase of equipment and giving his workers paychecks. But that soon changed, and when Snow White was released, it became very popular. Walt made $8 million dollars in just weeks after the film was produced. After the success of Snow White, he also produced Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo, in which are Walt’s favorite
(justdisney.com) In Kansas City he began producing short animated films for small businesses. (justdisney.com) Walt had started to create The Alice Comedies, which was about a real girl and her adventures in an animated world, but he ran out of money, and his Laugh-O-Grams company went bankrupt. (justdisney.com) Walt didn’t give up, he packed his suitcase, and headed to Hollywood to start a new business. (justdisney.com) At this time he wasn’t even twenty-two years old yet. (justdisney.com) Luckily Walt’s brother, Roy O. Disney was already in California with an immense amount of sympathy and encouragement. (justdisney.com) Using their resources, Walt and Roy borrowed $500, and set up a shop in their uncle’s garage. (justdisney.com) They received an order from New York for the first Alice in Cartoonland. (justdisney.com) The brothers expanded their production to the rear of a Hollywood real estate office. (justdisney.com) Walt’s enthusiasm and faith in himself, and others, is what took him to the top of Hollywood society.
One of the employees at this new company was Lillian Bounds who Walt courted and eventually married. The company started with the Alice Comedies which were successful to start with and brought in money but eventually they lost popularity. The studio was then hired by Universal Pictures to create a new animated series. From this came Oswald the Lucky Rabbit which was extremely successful but caused conflict with Walt in that he wanted more money for his work but was denied so he left Universal and unfortunately Oswald. This is when the famous Mickey Mouse came into the picture. Walt needed a new character so he created Mickey Mouse and even voiced him for a few years. Mickey’s major success came in the form of the cartoon Steamboat Willie which featured sound which was still a new thing in the cartoon world. From this Mickey became a huge success and was the most popular cartoon character in the
He then started going to the Kansas City Art Institute on Saturdays. He also went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for night courses (“Walt Disney (1901-1906)”). After he graduated from Benton Grammar School, he went to high school and dropped out at the age of sixteen to join the army (“About Walt Disney”). He was rejected by the army because he was underage, so Walt and one of his friends decided to join the Red Cross. They drove an ambulance for The Red Cross in France for a year (“Walt Disney A Short
Walt Disney was a very famous inventor. He was born on December 5th, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois.. He died on December 15, 1966, in Burbank, California. In 1906, his family moved to a farm in Missouri, where he first learned to draw. Unfortunately, the farm didn’t work out. In 1911, he and his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri. Every morning, he woke up at 3:30am to deliver newspapers on his father’s route. He then started to fall in love with comedy, song and dance, and movies.
Walter Elias Disney was born to Flora and Elias Disney on December 5, 1901 near Chicago, Illinois. As a young boy, Disney enjoyed sketching, drawing, and painting. When he was ten, Disney moved to Marceline, Missouri with his family. He attended McKinley High School in Chicago, Illinois, and left at age sixteen to enlist in the United States Army. After being rejected, Disney was sent to France for a year with the Red Cross. When he was twenty, he founded his first animation studio with his brother, Roy (Dakss 1). As Walt Disney Studios started to expand and take shape as a legitimate company,
Walt was born as Walter Elias Disney on December 5th, 1901 in the Hermosa section of Chicago, Illinois. He was the youngest of 5 children: four boys and one girl. The world best knows him by the famous name Walt Disney, but his
Walt Disney’s unconventional life experiences led to his varied and unique form of creativity. Walt was born on December 5th, 1901, in Chicago to an Irish immigrant family as the fourth son of Elias and Flora Call Disney (Thomas 23). As the Disney family grew in Chicago, Al Capone and the Mafia of the 1920’s soon made Chicago a dangerous place to live, so the Disney family moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri. His father wanted to raise his family in a safe, all-American town. Walt’s family and hometown would become his support and inspiration as he pursued his dreams of creating an innovative animation studio and later his imaginative theme parks.
This is also when Disney showed interest in earning money. He would sell his pictures, sell snack and drawings on train, he worked at the post office very young, and he even got free haircuts from the barber by drawing new pictures of different hairstyles for the barber to look at.