Essay on Walter Elias Walt Disney And The Disney

733 Words Nov 26th, 2015 3 Pages
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 because of his age. As a result, he joined the Red Cross and was sent to France for two years to work as an ambulance driver. During his stay in France, Walt started showing glimpses of the joys his imagination could bring during the dark times of World War I. Walt would proudly place the drawings of his cartoon characters on his ambulance. The citizens of France would immediately know it was Walt when they saw his colorful and decorative ambulance driving up. After his service, he returned home and began his career as an artist. At this time Walt was unknown in the artistic industry. At one point he was unable to afford rent for his apartment, therefore he was forced to live in his studio on a diet of cold beans. Walt soon filed…

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