of Mickey Mouse and founder of the
Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Theme Parks was born in Chicago,
Illinois, on December 5, 1901. His
father, Elias Disney, was Irish-Canadian.
His mother, Flora Call Disney, was
of German-American descent. Walt
was one of five children, four boys
and a girl..
When he was young his family moved
to a farm in Missouri. As a child
he grew close to his older brother,
Roy. Roy was the only person who
lived through the same awful nightmare
that he did. their father beat them
on a regular basis; all it took
was not living up to his expectations.
When Walt was 16 years old, he decided
he wanted to study art, so he went
back to Chicago. At the age of 19,
he started making cartoon ads to
be shown in movies. He didn't earn
very much money, but he loved what
When he turned 22,
he moved to Los Angeles. Here he
drew cartoons in his garage. He
was absolutely fascinated by these.
A cartoon is made by drawing many
pictures and showing them one after
another so quickly that the pictures
become animated, or seem to move.
He liked to make the characters
do funny things.
When he turned 22, he
moved to Los Angeles. Here he drew cartoons
in his garage. He was absolutely fascinated
by these. A cartoon is made by drawing many
pictures and showing them one after another
so quickly that the pictures become animated,
or seem to move. He liked to make the characters
do funny things.
A few years later,
he moved to Kansas City and opened his first
studio. When he was 27, he created
In his studio, mice would gather in the
garbage can next to his desk. He decided
to keep them for his pets. He got little
cages for three of them and they lived on
top of his desk. He had a particular favorite
who inspired the cartoon character Mickey
During the next ten
years, Walt Disney invented Donald Duck,
Goofy, Pluto, and many more cartoon characters
that are famous to this day. Many people,
children and adults alike, went to movie
orlandos to watch his short cartoons. This
was just the beginning of his success!
One day, he came up
with a brilliant idea, one that would change
the world. He decided that he was going
to be the first person to create a full-length
animated film. He hired only the best cartoonists
in all the world to help create this masterpiece.
He settled down to work and four years later
he had finished "Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs." It was a lot of hard work, but
he stuck with it, refused to quit, and became
nationally recognized. the movie was a hit!
After that, Walt Disney
continued to make many more long cartoons:
"Bambi," "Cinderella," "101 Dalmations,"
"Alice in Wonderland," "the Lion King,"
"Aladin," and the list goes on. He created
"Mary Poppins," a movie with both real live
people and cartoons. Later, he created Disneyland
Disney World amusement parks, where
even adults can have fun and act like a
kid again. He did not live to see Walt Disney
Although Walt Disney
is no longer with us, his company still
continues to create numerous movies. This
just goes to show you that you can change
the world in some way. Whether it be big
or small, right in your own town, or all
across the nation, it can be done. I feel
that Walt Disney is a perfect example of
this. He had a wonderful imagination, and
a lot of motivation, and look what happened.
He had an idea and went with it. He is and
always will be one of the biggest parts
of our history, ever! We sell
to Walt Disney World.
Walt Disney selected Central Florida near
Orlando for his newest theme park, Walt
Disney World Resort. The project was shrouded
in secrecy until Disney unveiled his plans
in fall 1965.
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