Walt Disney

Quantina Harrison

Walter Elias better known as "Walt Disney" was born December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966. He was an American  business magnate, cartoonist,animator,voice actor, and film producer. As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. On November 18, 1932, Disney received a special Academy Award for the creation of "Mickey Mouse".The series, which switched to color in 1935, soon launched spin-offs for supporting characters such as Donald Duck Goofy, and Pluto. Walt also had another career besides being a cartoonist and a film producer. He became a full time father after his wife's first miscarriage. His wife Lillian became pregnant again and gave birth to a daughter Diane Marie Disney on December 18,1933. Disney dreamed of bigger and better things. On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland hosted a live TV preview, among the thousands of people in attendance. n late 1965, Disney announced plans to develop another theme park to be called Disney World a few miles southwest of Orlando.Disney World was to include "the Magic Kingdom", a larger, more elaborate version of Disneyland. Walt Disney's animation/motion picture studios and theme parks have developed into a multi-billion dollar television, motion picture, vacation destination and media corporation that carry his name. The Walt Disney Company owns five vacation resorts, eleven theme parks, two water parks, thirty-nine hotels, eight motion picture studios, six record labels, eleven cable television networks, and one terrestrial television network. His legacy continues until this day in 2015 where 25 million people visit Disney World each year.

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