Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade
Language Arts class Made By Sophi M.
Walt Disney was born on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois and died on December 15th, 1966
Significant Events that Affected Walt's Life
- The Great Depression
- World War II
- President Kennedy's Assassination
- The Women's Rights Movement
When Walt Disney was five years old his parents and their family moved to a farm in Missouri. The farm had failed so they then moved to Kansas City in 1911. He then had to wake up at 3:30 am to deliver news papers every day. His family also moved back to Chicago in 1917 and Walt made cartoons for his yearbook staff at his school.
People Who Influenced Walt's Life
- Flora Call Disney and Elias Disney- His parents influenced him in a bad way. They didn't want to support him when he told him that he wanted to make cartoons and or movies.
- Roy, his brother, - His brother influenced Walt's career in a good way and later in Walt's career he ended up hiring Roy to work for him.
- Lillian Disney, his wife,- His wife influenced Walt's career in a good way also she said " I support you now, I support you forever"
- Walt Disney made 18 movies
- He opened Disney land on July 17th,1955
- he created Oswald the lucky rabbit
- Disney world was opened 5 years after Walt Disney died
- All of his movies were released 2-3 years apart from each other
- Opened one amusement park in his lifetime
- First animated film with synchronized sound
- He won 26 academy awards
- Walt Disney also has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- He also got the Presidential medal of freedom
- He had the first amusement park which was Disneyland
- he made the first animated film in full color
Theme of Walt's Life
The Theme of Walt Disney's life is... He always makes things so happy and to never give up. In my biography he said that when people such as his dad, had said to give up he said there is no way I am never going to give up on my dreams.
Walt's words of wisdom
- Something that I got out of my biography is that he always says never give up on your dreams no matter how many people stand in your way.
- I never knew before reading this biography that Walt Disney and I share many interests and sayings. I always say not to give up and or give up on my dreams.
Fanning, Jim. Walt Disney. New York: Chelsea House, 1994. Print