Walt Disney : The Biggest Entertainment Industry Into A Lot Of What It Is Today

1248 Words Apr 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Walt Disney is one of the most recognizable names in the world. Walt helped shape the entertainment industry into a lot of what it is today with the help of his brother Roy. The Disney brand now spans from worldwide theme parks, orginal movies, television channels and so much more. Disney Studios is one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world and sometimes it’s easy to forget that the giant corporation all started with a man and a mouse.
Walt was born on December 5th, 1901 in Hermosa Illinois to Elias and Flora Disney. Walt had four siblings: three brothers and one sister. Most of Walt’s childhood was spent in Marceline, Missouri where his interest in art and trains became apparent at a young age. When Walt was around ten, his family moved to Kansas City, where he would eventually attend McKinley High School. At Mckinley, Walt took painting and photography classes which helped him to become a cartoonist for the school’s newspaper. At the age of sixteen, he dropped out of high school to join the Army only to be rejected because he was underage. Since he was too young to join the army at the time, he worked for the Red Cross and was sent to France to drive an ambulance until 1919.
After returning from France, Disney ended up not joining the Army. Rather, his brother Roy helped to get him a job as a newspaper artist. While he worked at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, Walt met fellow cartoonist Ub Iwerks. After meeting Iwerks, Walt soon quit his newspaper job and began…

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