Walt Disney The Man With The M

When people think of animated cartoons, one name immediately comes to mind “Walt Disney.” He is the most popular and known animator in the world. He wasn’t successful at the beginning of his career but he was a taskmaker and entrepreneur. Walt’s hard work and entrepreneurship made the world’s best popular cartoon character “Mickey Mouse.” As an animator and an owner of Disney Corporation, he made a lot of influences in past and present days.
Hereby the importance of his life and influences will be discussed, in a age order. First of all, Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 5th, 1901, the fourth kid of five children of Elias and Flora Disney. The family often moved from place to place because of Walt’s father Elias. He tried his hand successively as a farmer, a businessman, an orange grower, a carpenter. But he expected all members of his family, no matter how young, to spend most of their waking hours working for him without any compensation. During Walt’s childhood and adolescence, Elias operated a farm in Marceline, Missouri. It was there that Walt spent his early years and developed his interest in drawing. In 1910 the family moved again, this time to Kansas City. There he enrolled in art classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1917 the family moved again, this time back to Chicago.
In Chicago, Walt joined Red Cross unit and spent nine months as a ambulance driver in France at the end of World War I. After Walt Disney returned from France in 1919, he decided to make art his career.
He soon joined the staff of the Kansas City Film Advertising Company, which was producing a simple type of animation. He and a colleague, Ubbe Iwerks, learned enough about animation to try doing some of their own. They formed a company called Laugh-O-Gram Films. The company made fun of local problem and scandals in cartoon form. They sold well enough to give Walt and Iwerks the courage to go into business for them…


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