Walt Disney's Rise To The Entertainment Industry

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Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois to Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney. He was one of five children, four boys and a girl. At an early age, he began drawing and painting. Even though Walt was not the brightest student, his imagination and creative was what drove him to success. Walt rose to the submit of the entertainment industry, but not before facing many challenges. Throughout his life, he produced more than eighty movies, thousands of books, multiple entertainment parks, and a host of merchandise. Thanks to his commercial success, Walt was able to achieve the American dream his parents yearned for.
Shortly after dropping out of high school, Walt attempted to enlist in the Army, but was rejected
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During the early years of Disney, Walt was regularly scrutinized by many because of his daring ideas to expand his company. However, Walt did not listen. He never settled, always wanting more for his company. As a result of his mentality, Walt was able to build Disney to the entertainment juggernaut it is today.
Walt Disney first made his mark when he proposed the first full-length animation movie called Snow White. This has never been done before so as you can imagine Walt ran into many major setbacks. In the making of Snow White, Walt went 100% over budget and people thought he was crazy for doing it. He ended up running out of money at the end, and had to act out the end of the movie himself in order to get the funds from the bank to finish the production of the film. Despite all the setbacks and doubts, Snow White was a huge success. It was the movie of the year and Walt even won an academy for this film. Walt continued to prove his doubters wrong by launching his next and even bolder project, Disneyland. Again everyone thought he was out of his mind because the idea of a Disney related theme park was so farfetched from all the current Disney entertainment methods. However, on July 17, 1955 the first Disney Park opened in Anaheim, California. The opening of this theme park was another great success. The Disney Company continued to expand and now has Disney parks in Orlando, Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. Just the parks themselves have generated over 40 billion dollars in

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