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Walt Disney: A Modern Hero

Walter Elias Disney is the perfect example of a modern day hero.

Grayson Gunn

on 9 October 2012

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Transcript of Walt Disney: A Modern Hero

Walt Disney: A Modern Hero A Call to Adventure Walt Disney had a call to adventure in Anaheim, California. He looked around and saw that there wasn't a very family-friendly place in almost all of Anaheim and the surrounding area. Walt knew that the area in California was a nice one, but the neon signage of bars, clubs and motels made the town appear to be that of a lower class. So what did Walter Elias Disney do about the appearance of his beloved Anaheim? Walt Disney knew that there were going to be many challenges when it came to creating Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and even the Mickey Mouse franchise. One such test was that until 1928, a cartoon had yet to have talking or singing. This changed when Disney created "Steamboat Willie", the world's first talking and singing cartoon. Using the cutting edge technology of the time, Walt Disney merged sounds and images together to form a cartoon that defied logic at the time. Tests Tests HEYYYY CAN YOU
READ MEEEE?!?!?!?!?!?! A Call to Adventure Walt Disney bought 75 acres of land that was once orange groves. From this land, he developed a theme park that still stands today. Even though the new successful park made the issue of neon signs and people exploiting tourists much worse, there was a safe haven where families could go to enjoy a day together in a place where they knew everything was appropriate and clean. Walt Disney merged sight and sound together in a way that had never been done before in "Steamboat Willie". He used his artistic abilities and the undeveloped world of cartoons to his advantage when creating "Steamboat Willie" and the rest of his cartoons, which continue to play a pivotal role in today's culture. Climax/ Final Battle Although Walt constantly fought for a family friendly environment, he smoked unfiltered cigarettes for the majority of his adult life. Because of this unhealthy habit, Disney developed lung cancer and tumors in his left lung. Because of these cancers, Walt was forced to have his left lung removed on November 7th, 1966. After two weeks in the hospital, Walt was released, though he returned on November 30th. Climax/ Final Battle Walt fought for his life in the hospital for 16 days. However, on December 15th, 1966, Walter Elias Disney died in St. Joseph's Hospital due to cardiac arrest. He fought with the cancer until he could fight no longer, and ultimately the cancer won.
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