Walt Disney

by Brielle from Brooklyn

"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing -- that it was all started by a mouse” -Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a man with many dreams. Walt was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois. He had two siblings: Ruth, and Roy. When he was a kid, Walt spent most of his time drawing, instead of doing school work. As a result, he didn't get good grades. So, Walt dropped out of school and worked as a paperboy. Life was hard for him, but soon things became better for him, and we all know why.

<a href=>Walt Disney with lots of Mickey Mouses</a>
Walt Disney with lots of Mickey Mouses

In 1932, Walt got his 'day-view' contract, which was a contract to make several cartoons. He and Roy moved to Los Angeles to set up their won company. They called it The Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. There, they made Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Also, it was there that two mice were born. Their names are, and forever will be, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They starred in their first movie ever, Steamboat Willie, which opened the door to a whole new world of imagination. However, Disney's hardships were soon to come.

About three years after Steamboat Willie, Walt made Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It got one major award, and seven small awards as well. In 1950, Treasure Island came out. By this time, Walt was independent. The worst thing that happened to Walt was the box office. Some of his movies didn’t make the money he had planned, but "everything happens for a reason," Walt would say. He bought a piece of land in Florida to make Disney World. His plans were set, but sadly, he did not see the finished project, because Walt died in 1966. Walt Disney had many accomplishments in his life; he is the father of imagination.

Walt: the Creator of Disney, Walt: the Creator of Imagination, still lives on with us today through his parks and movies. He is the father of Mickey, Minnie, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, and so many others. We honor him for all that he has done for us.

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Last edited 12/14/2006 12:00:00 AM

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