Walt Disney History

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The History of Disney
The Walt Disney Company is one of the most well-known corporations in the world, a household name due to it’s beautifully created animated movies that have become a staple of countless childhoods. From a small animation company started in a garage to creating a multi-billion dollar industry, Walt Disney produced memorable films and shorts that inspired countless generations. Walt Disney did not start out as the beloved icon he is today. Born in Chicago on December 5, 1905, to Elias and Flora Disney, Walt’s family soon moved to the midwest where he spent his childhood. (Walt Disney) Discovering his love for art, Disney sold his drawings for money and enrolled at Kansas City Art Institute at fourteen. (Walt Disney) After
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(The 9 Eras) But conflicts between Winkler and Disney involving the series over its earnings led to the creation of a mouse named Mickey - based on the titular main character of Oswald - which Disney used to make several short films with. (Walt Disney Company) Mickey became famous with the release of his third short film, Steamboat Willie in 1928 that incorporated music in tune with the animation. (Walt Disney Company) While the not the first to do this, as Max Fleischer was credited with one of shorts with this, it was the one that made it popular. (Walt Disney…show more content…
(The 9 Eras) Disney began experimenting with different animation styles like mixing CGI with hand-drawn images (Atlantis: The Lost Empire) and completely CGI movies (Meet the Robinsons). (The 9 Eras) Pixar was acquired by Disney during this time, making them apart of the official Disney company. The last mainstream 2D animated film Disney released was Princess and the Frog in 2010 and due to the controversy over it at the time and its disappointing sales ended its hand-drawn department. (The 9

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