Digital Storyboard: Walt Disney By: Taylor Habegger
Childhood• Born December 5th 1901 in Chicago• Began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends• Attended McKinley high school• Took drawing and photography classes• Cartoonist for the school newspaper• Took night classes at the Chicago Art Institute• Dropped out of school and joined the army
Early Cartoons• First job at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio• Worked at the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he made commercials based on cutout animation• Screen their cartoons, which they called Laugh-O-Grams• Series of seven-minute fairy tales that combined both live action and animation, which they called Alice in Cartoonland• Began the Disney Brothers Studio• Invented a character called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit• Then created Mickey Mouse• First animated shorts featuring Mickey were Plane Crazy and The Gallopin Gaucho• Disney created a third, sound-and-music-equipped short called Steamboat Willie. With Walt as the voice of Mickey
Movies• On December 21, 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film• won a total of eight Oscars• Walt Disney Studios completed another string of full-length animated films, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi• In December 1939, a new campus for Walt Disney Studios• 1950, he was once again focusing on animated features. Cinderella was released in 1950, followed by Alice in Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), Lady in the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and 101 Dalmatians (1961)• In all, more than 100 features were produced by his studio.• Disneys last major success that he produced himself was the motion picture Mary Poppins, which mixed live action and animation.
Disneyland & Disney World• Disneys $17 million Disneyland theme park opened in 1955• a place where children and their families could explore, take rides and meet the Disney characters• Disney began plans for a new theme park and Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow in Florida• It was still under construction when, in 1966, Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer• Opened in 1971 under the name Walt Disney World• The parks of Walt Disney are renowned throughout the world for the thoroughness of detail, and their high standards