Born on December 5, 1901
Produced his first cartoon series Alice in 1923
Created Mickey Mouse in 1928
Won more than 700 awards
Estimated worth of Disney Empire over $100 million at the
time of his death in 1966
Grew up with stern religious beliefs
Was heavily disciplined
Constantly moved, No stable home
Many cartoon series failed or were short lived
Laugh-O-gram Studio went bankrupt
Universal Pictures betrayed him
Prompted the creation of Mickey’s friends
Opened opportunities for:
◦ Amusement Park
1930’s – Disney in Debt
1941- Disney Animator’s go
Re-evaluation of business
Venture into other aspects
Had the drive to succeed
Created Mickey Mouse
Diversified his business
“You may not know when it happens, but a kick in the teeth
may be the best thing in the world for you.”
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