Walt Disney

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“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
– Walt Disney

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”
-Walt Disney

Facts about Walt Disney:

  • Found new ways to teach and educate during the 19th century
  • Looked at the persistence of the future
  • ‘Walt loved history. As a result of this, the didn’t give technology to us piece by piece, he connected it to his ongoing mission of making life more enjoyable, and fun. Walt was our bridge from the past to the future’
  • Walt would try to recapture the freedom he felt when on a train abroad throughout his career.
  • Studied drawing and photography. 
  • Lived in the country and appreciated nature, wildlife, family and community.
  • Created motion picture 
  • Best imagination of all time, we are still trying to grasp his ideas today
  • Always chased art since he was a little boy
  • Always been a family man
  • Very humble
  • His hero was Charlie Chaplin
  • He would go against his father to perform skits in performance plays at school
  • At 16 he joined the red cross (his ambulance was covered in disney cartoons
  • His company Laugh-o-grams went bankrupt (he had no money)
  • He headed to Hollywood under the age of 22 to start a new business
  • ‘The alice comedies’ was a flop and he feared failure because of it
  • A lot of enthusiasm and faith in himself
  • Mickey mouse in 1928- world’s first synchronized sound cartoon
  • Snow white and the seven dwarfs- The film produced at the unheard cost of $1,499,000 during the depths of the Depression
  • 1937, he released The Old Mill, the first short subject to utilize the multi-plane camera technique.
  • His mother flora died of asphyxiation caused by a faulty furnace in the new home. (that walt and his brother had bought the parents. The terrible guilt of this haunted Walt for the rest of his life.)
  • 1940 burbank studio was constructed (this was during world war 2)
  • Combined live action and animation cartoon
  •  Disney brought fascinating insights into the world of wild animals and taught the importance of conserving our nation’s outdoor heritage. i.e. The African Lion, and White Wilderness. 
  • 1955 disney land park.
  • Always took bold creative risks

All the information above was taken from here.

My Thoughts:

Walt Disney was a visionary with a vivid imagination, this is why Walt Disney is my hero. He never forgets the little things such as family and friends. Even though envisioning a future he made sure to appreciate nature and wildlife. Walt continued to light up the lives and imaginations of all those around him with his ideas and designs. He never gave up on himself and continued to believe in his outrageous ideas.

Restored disney Office: 

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CEO of Disney: “One thing you take from seeing it now, it’s a humble place, a cozy place, with things that he loved in it. With this permanent exhibit we are inviting you to take a step back into the past and to gain a greater understanding of an extraordinary and remarkable man. We put this permanent exhibit together to serve as a source of inspiration to us, a reminder to have greater ambition, to take bold creative risks, to constantly innovate and push the limits of possibility, to relentlessly pursue perfection and to tell fantastic stories that touch people’s hearts. That was Walt Disney.”

 

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