Walt Disney Biography Essay

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Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1901.Walt was one of five children, he had three brothers and a sister. Growing up Walt lived in Marceline, Missouri with his family. While he lived in Missouri he began his artistic journey. Walt began drawing and painting pictures and then would sell them to neighbors. When Walt was around the age of 10 he and his family moved to Kansas City. Walts uncle Mike Martin also lived in Kansas City and was a train engineer. While in Kansas Walt fell in love with trains thanks to his uncle and even worked a summer job later on selling snacks and things to travelers on the train. As Walt came into his teenage years he went to McKinley High School in Chicago. While in high school, he took…show more content…
It raised an unimaginable 1.499 million dollars even though it was durning the Great Depression. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs won a total of eight Oscars. The next films the Disney Brothers' Studio created was Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and…show more content…
Many of the animators resigned from the company, and it was years before they got fully recovered. Once everything at the studio was recovered Walt decided to do packaged features. Packaged features are groups of shorts all put together to make on full length movie. By the time 1950 rolled back around Walt was back to doing animated films. The next few films that the Disney Brothers created were Cinderella, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, and 101 Dalmations. In 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California. To build the theme park it cost a total of 17 million dollars. Opening day was extremly hectic, having multipule accidents and many counterfeit invitations. However, the theme park soon became a place where children and the rest of their family could meet Disney characters, enjoy rides, and explore. Disneyland became so popular that people were coming from all over the world. Eventually Disney decided to build more theme parks and went on to build them in Paris, Tokyo, and Hong

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