Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5 1901. When he was four the whole family moved to Missouri, and this is when he began to draw. In 1917 the family moved back to Chicago and Walt began classes at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
One of his most popular production was no other than Mickey Mouse. After Mickey came Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto
In 1923 Walter moved to Los Angelas, California . While there him and his brother Roy started the Walt Disney Company. There they began making short animated cartoons. One of his productions is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and for this Walt received an Academy Award . This award was presented by Shirley Temple.
On July 13,1925 Walt married his companys artist Lillian Bound.
Walt Disney World
One of Walt's greatest idea was a place where kids and adults can all have fun, and that place is Walt Disney World.
Walt Disney died on December 15,1966 of lung cancer, he was 65. After he died the whole world was sad all they kept wondering was if the company would survive without him. And in the end it did.
Why did you chose this person?
I chose this person because hes a person that changed the way movies and cartoons were made, he began animation, and succeeded.
What significant thing did this person do to get on this list?
Walt was one of the first artist to began making animated movies cartoons and characters for his productions.
How does this person have an effect on todays society?
His legacy has an affect on society. Walt never thought that all his movies and Disney World would still be developing today. His vision was bigger than he ever thought it was. All of his movies produced merchandise that is used by kids and adults. Walt Disney created jobs through his amusement parks, and drawings that were used for later productions.
Why do you think this person is important?
I think Walt is important because he changed the way movies are made. Also his movies teach about love, friendship, family, and honor.
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