Walter Elias Disney

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Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5th, 1901 in Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois. Disney, unfortunately, died on December 15th, 1966, 10 days after his 65th birthday.
He is well-known because of his family entertainment company. He had many accomplishments throughout his life, being an ambulance driver in WWI, incorporated Laugh-o-gram, created Mickey Mouse which lead to Steamboat Willie (A cartoon that synchronizes sound and animation), Mickey Mouse Club passes one million people, Three Little Pigs’ song “Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” is a national hit, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is created and was the first feature-length animated film. Walt Disney is awarded an Oscar and seven miniature Oscars to represent Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Walt releases: Dumbo, Pinocchio, and Fantasia in 1940-1941. In 1949 Seal Island wins the Academy Award for two-reel Documentary. . Disney created the Buena Vista Film Distribution Company in 1953. In 1954, Walt contracts with ABC television to produce a one hour long television program in trade for 500,000 dollars invested in Disneyland. Walt, also in 1954, buys over 200 acres to begin a site for Disneyland. Mary Poppins was nominated for 13 Academy Awards in 1964.
Walt Disney was born to a Canadian-Irish father, Elias Disney, and an American-German-English mother, Flora Call Disney. Disney, once moved, attended McKinley High School in Kansas and attended Kansas City Art Institute and School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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