Walt Disney Influences

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“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” (Walt Disney Quotes). Walt Disney believed in never giving up on his dreams. His never give up attitude made him the amazing man he is. Him believing in himself made him impact the world. Not only did Disney never give up, he also inspired other people to never give up. He was behind a major advancement in animation. He also had many connections with the government that allowed him to help them in times of desperation. Through his career in animation, planning and contributing to theme parks and a university, and helping the military, Walt Disney has been a major positive impact on the modern world. Walt Disney is most famously known for his career in animation,…show more content…
His shorts taught kids important life lessons like listening to your parents, being nice to people and always having fun (List of Disney). Disney’s shorts were also a big factor in kids learning to count and memorize the alphabet. In fact, to this day, many kids are inspired by Disney’s colorful characters that teach them to express themselves and follow their dreams. As well as inspiring kids Disney also inspired adults. He inspired them to take chances and opportunities. To everyone who knew Disney’s back story Disney was like the hero to them. Disney went bankrupt after his first attempt at working in animation (Walt Disney." Wikipedia). But he didn’t give up. He saved up his money and moved to Hollywood for a better life. Since Disney was so in touch with his childish self he gave speeches that tried to bring out the child in everyone. In the words of Walt Disney himself "you're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway." (Walt Disney Quotes). This is proof that Disney was a huge inspiration for many adults. Among them was Osamu Tezuka (martin), Tezuka was one of the very first manga artists. He changed the modern style of manga and was inspired by Disney’s big-eyed characters (martin). Of course, Disney wanted to strike inspiration into people's hearts since, in his early life, Disney lived on a boring farm. He wanted people to have fun and enjoy their…show more content…
He helped them multiple times and had a positive effect on them. Walt Disney lived through both World Wars. In the first World War, Disney was an ambulance driver for the Red Cross (Walt Disney." Wikipedia). He was able to help save multiple lives by driving the ambulance. When he wasn’t driving the ambulance he was giving tours of the camp to high-ranking officials on visits (Disney Avenue). Disney drew multiple pictures while at war since it was his passion. He sold them to other soldiers so they could send them home to loved ones. When Disney was deployed in Paris he drove a sugar and beans truck. He delivered food to the army camps. However, Disney never forgot his passion. He collected German helmets, painted over them, and then sold them as souvenirs (Dave). Disney also played a part in World War 2. Since at the time of World War 2, Disney was an animator he made instructional videos for the military. He made these videos to teach soldiers basic knowledge like how to fly and navigate a plane, how to navigate ships, and gun tactics. Disney also made videos to boost the soldiers morale and to cheer them up so they wouldn’t feel so homesick. Disney made videos for all American citizens as well as the military. His videos for the public helped build morale and teach people about the war. In multiple cartoons Disney made Americans grateful they weren’t in Europe because it showed how the
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