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Walt Disney!

By. Sarah Noll

Walt Disney

The reason why I chose Walt Disney as my animator is because I loved the films he animated not just as a child but also now! Cinderella, Dumbo, Peter Pan -- you name it. I also chose him as my animator is because he was the first person I thought of when Ms. Meierhofer talked about the animation project. He is so famous and I am inspired by his love of art because I like art too!

Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago Illinois December 5, 1901 marking the start of the big life ahead of him. When he was 7 years old he, his parents (Flora Disney and Elias Disney) and his five siblings moved down to Kansas City, M.O. where he spent his childhood. Later he returned to chicago go to high school and study drawing at the Chicago academy of fine arts in the evenings. Without graduating Walt left high school to be an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in World War One. After the victory of the Allies in the war, Disney returned to Kansas where he  drew sketches for an advertisement company. during this period of time Walt created his first animated short Laugh-O-Grams. In 1923 walt decided this was the path he wanted to go down so he partnered with his brother Roy Disney and produced the Alice Comedies. A bit after that (1928 to be exact) Disney produced Steam Boat Willie the first cartoon used with synchronized sound sound and it was a hit! Within the next decade Walt and his cast of characters (Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto the Dog,and Donald Duck) became famous all around the world. Then in 1937 Disney released his first full length film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" winning him critical raves and one big plus seven little Oscars. after that Walt released more movies such as Pinocchio (1940), Dumbo (1941), Mary Poppins (1964), Cinderella (1950), and my sister's favorite Lady and the Tramp (1955). All were unique and special in their own way which is why nothing could bring walt down. Later in 1955 Walt build Disneyland in California. After his first triumph Wait Disney Planned to make another amusement park in florida but was diagnosed with lung cancer and died on December 15, 1966 shortly after. Carrying on his brothers dreams Roy Disney established the amusement park and it Walt Disney World after his beloved brother.