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Famous Animator: Walt Disney

By: Aidan Snell

I choose this animator because he was a very famous one, maybe the most famous of all.  He has a very unique sense of drawing, made many famous movies and characters, and he also came up with the 12 principles of animation. Walt Disney was really the father of animation. In addition to animation Walt Disney opened up a theme park, which known around the world to this day.


Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois, and died in 1966.Walt was Married and had 2 children.



Walt had very early interests in art. He pursued his art career by studying art and photography at the McKinley High School in Chicago.



Walt Disney is a legend, a folk hero of the 20th century. His worldwide popularity was based upon the ideals which his name represents: creativity, optimism, imagination, his character's, style of drawing, and self-made success in the American tradition.


His very first movie was the most successful movie of the year after 4 years of production. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1937 making $6.5 million dollars. Walt Disney won many awards including 22 Academy Awards.