The Biography Of Walt Disney
Walt Disney was conceived in Hermosa (Illinois) on December 5, 2001. He is the second of two children from Elias Disney. Roy, his brother, and he cofounded Walt Disney Productions. This company became one the most prominent motion-picture production firms in the world. Walt is famous for creating Mickey Mouse. He also founded DisneyLand. Walt moved with his family to Marceline in Missouri at the age of 4. He began to take up drawing while at the farm. A retired doctor paid him to draw a horse. Walt’s family relocated to Kansas City when Walt was unable to take care of his farm. Wallt, then nine-ten years old, and Roy, his brother, worked as newspaper reporters for their father. Walt and his family moved to Chicago in 1910. Walt continued to school.
Walt came to Kansas City to become a newspaper artist. Roy, his brother, offered Walt a job at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio. There he met Ub Iwerks, a cartoonist. Walt eventually opened Laugh O-Grams Studio and hired Fred Harman as well as his brothers Hugh Iwerks and Iwerks. Although the studio was working on Alice in CartoonLand at the time, it was soon declared bankrupt. Walt and Roy pooled funds to move from Chicago to Hollywood. Roy later moved to California. The Disney Brothers’Studio was formed by these three men. Their first agreement was to distribute their Alice cartoons in New York to Margaret Winkler. Walt realized that Margaret and her spouse had taken the rights for the Alice cartoons. Walt also discovered the names of Walt’s animators. Iwerks and Disney produced 3 cartoons with a new character Walt invented, Mickey Mouse. While the first 2 cartoons did not go to distribution, SteamBoat Willie, which had sound and Walt as Mickey’s voice, was a big hit. From that time on Walt, Roy, Iwerks created many movies.
1955 was the year Walt Disney’s DisneyLand first opened. The park saw a tenfold increase in investment and was visited by many tourists from all corners of the globe. Disney began plans to build a new Florida park just a few years following the opening. While the new park was being built, Walt was diagnosed and later died of lung cancer. Disney was cremated. His remains were then interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. Roy continued Walt’s dream of completing the theme park by 1971, after Walt’s passing. The park was named Walt Disney World when it was finally completed.