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Walt Disney 

"That's the real trouble with the world... too many people grow up."

By Chadman Garner

This is a photo of mickey mouse, one of Walt Disney's

first creations. Mickey continues to be successful

today, being the star of many movies and kid shows. 


Walt Disney was born in 1901 in Hermosa, Illinois. He went through a normal childhood, in high school completing college classes at night. Although Walt did not complete high school or college, instead he dropped out to join the army. But he was declared underage, so he went on to drive an ambulance for 1 year. He then stopped and opened his own animation business called Laugh-a-grams in 1919. It was very successful until 1923, when it went bankrupt. He then moved to Hollywood with his brother, Roy. He hired an artist

named Lillian Bounds, and then married a couple years later.

He continued being very successful, opening the movies seen

above. He also was the first to use television as entertainment

for children. In 1955 he opened his theme park, Disneyland, still

successful today. He started planning for a second location, and

in 1965 he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died December

of that year, at 65 years old. However, his brother carried on his

plans and opened “Walt Disney World” in Florida.




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Walt's Life

Walt Disney is one of the best animators of all time. He and his group of animators created the 12 principles of animation. These principles revolutionized the animation world, giving us the things we have today. He even has his own two theme parks.




On December 21, 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released, followed by Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942).Cinderella was released in 1950, followed by a live-action film called Treasure Island (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and 101 Dalmatians (1961). In all, more than 100 features were produced by his studio.



Peter Pan, "The Boy who could fly," one of Walt Disney's most famous creations.