Walt Disney Accomplishments

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Can you imagine a world without the happiest place on Earth? A world without the magic, whimsy, and optimism that he created. Walt Disney helped create the entertainment industry that we know today. He discovered the fields of animation, and explored different ways educate. Walt Disney was and still is a very popular man. However, some people may not know how he began his career an animator. Walt Disney ingrained himself and his brand as a part of America, during his forty-three year Hollywood career. That spanned to the development of the movie industry as modern American art. Walt wanted to easily take dreams of America and make them come to life by a drawing or by an animation. He was a genius creator, and a imaginative person. Even after …show more content…
However, that did not stop Disney, he began right away on producing three new cartoons which featured a new character that Walt had been working on, which was Mickey Mouse. The first animations featuring Mickey were, Plane Crazy and The Gallopin’ Gaucho which were both silent films, which were never distributed. However, when sound came into film, Walt created a third short. Which was sound-and- music ready for the short named Steamboat Willie which was the first synchronized sound cartoon, that premiered on November 18, 1928, and as Walt doing the voice of Mickey, the cartoon was an instant hit. Walt had a drive for perfect animations, he did not want anything but perfection. When Technicolor was introduced to the animation world, Walt had the patent for Technicolor for two years that way, he was the only one able to make color cartoons. On December 21, 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was the first full-length animated musical (“Walt Disney, Biography”). The movie also was awarded eight Oscars. Over the span of the next five years, Walt Disney studios completed many more full length animated classics like, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi. During December 1939, a new campus for Walt Disney Studios was opened in Burbank. However there was a slight …show more content…
In the early, 1930s he visited a fortune teller and she informed him that he would die at the age of 35, which prompted a burst of productivity from Walt, which lead him to avoid funerals his entire life(“Walt Disney’s curious fascination with death”). Maybe what scared him the most was the tragic death of his mother, after the success of Snow White, Disney bought his parents a North Hollywood home. However, not too long after moving in, his parents complained of gas fumes coming from the furnace. Disney of course, hired people to take care of it, but it was not taken care of properly, so Flora died from asphyxiation just a few days later (“Walt Disney’s curious fascination with

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