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Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago,
on December 5 1901. When he was four the whole
family moved to Missouri, and this is when he
began to draw. In 1917 the family moved back to
Chicago and Walt began classes at the Chicago
Academy of Fine Arts.
One of his most
popular production was
no other than Mickey
Mouse. After Mickey
came Donald Duck,
Goofy, and Pluto
In 1923 Walter moved to Los
Angelas, California . While there
him and his brother Roy started
the Walt Disney Company.
There they began making short
animated cartoons. One of his
productions is Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs, and for this
Walt received an Academy
Award . This award was
presented by Shirley Temple.
On July 13,1925 Walt
married his company’s
artist Lillian Bound.
Walt Disney World
One of Walt's greatest idea was a
place where kids and adults can all
have fun, and that place is Walt
Walt Disney died on December
15,1966 of lung cancer, he was 65.
After he died the whole world was sad
all they kept wondering was if the
company would survive without him.
And in the end it did.
Why did you chose this person?
I chose this person because hes a person that
changed the way movies and cartoons were made,
he began animation, and succeeded.
What significant thing did this person do to get on this
Walt was one of the first artist to began making
animated movies cartoons and characters for his
How does this person have an effect on today’s
His legacy has an affect on society. Walt never
thought that all his movies and Disney World would
still be developing today. His vision was bigger than
he ever thought it was. All of his movies produced
merchandise that is used by kids and adults. Walt
Disney created jobs through his amusement parks,
and drawings that were used for later productions.
Why do you think this person is important?
I think Walt is important because he changed the
way movies are made. Also his movies teach about
love, friendship, family, and honor.
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