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His Life
His Career
Fun Facts
Early Life:
Fact #5: Mickey Mouse was originally name Mortimer Mouse, but Disney's wife convinced him that Mickey had a better ring to it.
Fact #6: Disney has the most academy awards and academy awards nominations to date. He has 22 academy awards (4 of which are honor awards) and 59 nominations. He also has 7 Emmy awards.
Walt Disney was born in Chicago, IL, USA on December 5, 1901. When he moved to Missouri Farm in 1906, he started to learn how to draw. The farm failed commercially and his family moved to Kansas City, MO, USA where he and his father delivered newspapers. It was also in Kansas City where he grew an interest for vaudeville and movies. In 1917, he and his family moved to Chicago, where Walt became an illustrator for his high school yearbook. He also took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago before dropping out of high school to try to be enlisted into the US army for WW1. After being rejected for being too young, he joined the American Ambulance Corporation and drove an ambulance in France. When he returned to the USA, he moved to Kansas City and worked as a commercial artist in a commercial art studio. In 1920, while working in an ad company, Walt discovered how to animate and the animation world itself and produced animated Laugh-O-Gram ad reels and animation shorts with a fellow artist. Laugh-O-Grams Films went bankrupt and Walt moved to California at the age 21 with $40 in his pockets.
Basic Facts
The Life of The Iconic Animator
Presentation by: Anna, Hadeel and Sarah
Facts About Uncle Walt
Fact #1: Walt Disneys French last name was D'Isigny
Fact #2: He was an American-born Christian that was a republican in the political party during his life time.
Disney was born in Chicago, then traveled to Kansas City, followed by France, came back to Kansas City and then moved to California with $40 in his pocket. He stayed in Burbank, California where he had a successful career.
Fact #3: Although "Snow White" molded his international fame, "Laugh-O-Grams" made him locally known.
One of the first Disney Animation Studios films was "Snow White". "Snow White" was a risky investment of 1.4 million dollars to the studios, because it was either make or break. Luckily, "Snow White" was critically acclaimed, commercially successful and was the break out film for the studios and Disney himself.
Trailers: A Glimpse of Disney
Walter Elias Disney, also known as just Walt Disney, is our iconic father of animation, and that's the most people know about him. Throughout this presentation, we will teach you information about the imaginative thinker behind Mickey Mouse that you probably didn't know.
Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Because of lung cancer, Disney died at the age of 65 on December 15, 1966 in Burbank California.
Thank You
In conclusion, there were many things that we have learned from this project. We hope that we have taught you a few facts about Walt Disney that you probably didn't know. This is a sincere thank you for your participation from Hadeel, Anna and Sarah.
Fact #4: His notorious nickname was
"Uncle Walt".
He married a woman named Lillian Bounds, and had two children named, Diana Marie Disney (Diane Disney Miller), married to Ronald William Miller (son-in-law), and Sharon Mae Disney married to Robert Borgfeldt Brown (son-in-law).
Elias Charles Disney (dad)
Flora Call Disney (mom)
Herbert Arthur Disney (brother)
Raymond Arnold Disney (brother)
Roy Oliver Disney (brother)
Ruth Flora Disney (sister)
List of Animated Feature Films by Walt Disney
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Saludos Amigos
The Three Caballeros
Make Mine Music
Fun and Fancy Free
Melody Time
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Alice in Wonderland
Peter Pan
Lady and the Tramp
Sleeping Beauty
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
The Sword in the Stone
The Jungle Book

December 21, 1937
December 25, 1939
June 10, 1940
October 23, 1941
August 12, 1942
August 24, 1942
December 21, 1944
April 20, 1946
September 27, 1947
May 27, 1948
October 5, 1949
March 4, 1950
July 26, 1951
February 5, 1953
June 16, 1955
January 29, 1959
January 25, 1961
December 25, 1963
October 18, 1967
(Last film by Walt) "The Jungle Book"
Fact #7: Disney was rumored to be cryogenically frozen, but the rumors were cleared by his daughter that he wasn’t
After Disney returned from driving an ambulance in France, he worked as a commercial artist for a commercial art studio. He balanced out his ad career with producing Laugh-O-Grams ad reels with Ub Iwerks for a local theatre, which made him locally known. While animating Laugh-O-Grams, Disney and Ub Iwerks produced a sensational hit series called “Alice in Cartoonland”. After Laugh-O-Grams went bankrupt, Disney moved himself to Burbank, California at age 21.
Disney tried to get hired from major film studios, but none were willing to hire a young and un-experienced director. Luckily, a New York distributor was impressed with the series “Alice in Cartoonland”, and wanted Disney to continue the series. The distributor financed Disney as well. Disney asked his brother, Roy O. Disney, to help him with the company.
In 1927, The Disney brothers realized that they have gone as far as “Alice in Cartoonland” could, and they started the new series “Oswald The Rabbit”. “Oswald The Rabbit” also established Disney as the leading cartoonist in the film industry. When Walt wanted better animation process, the distributor wouldn’t allow it. Walt and Lillian flew out to New York to try to convince him, but it failed. Walt told the distributor that he will take Oswald elsewhere, but the distributor owned the rights to Oswald. The distributor took The Disney brothers’ and the animation team’s rights away from animating “Oswald The Rabbit”, and they were unemployed again.
Walt and Lillian worked on a new cartoon concept, and decided to do a mouse. Walt at first wanted to name him “Mortimer Mouse”, but Lillian convinced him to name the character “Mickey Mouse”. While working on Mickey’s concept, Walt wanted Mickey to look like a mouse with human feaed hard into making Mickey a star. The cartoon “Gallopin’ Gaucho” of Mickey Mouse didn’t receive approval from theatres, which lead to the iconic cartoon “Steamboat Willie”. When “Steamboat Willie” premiered, it was widely received with acclaim from audiences and the film industry. Mickey Mouse became a star, and the film industry wanted to see Mickey and The Disney brothers more.
Soon after “Steamboat Willie”, Walt and his animation team created the risky investment “Snow White and The Seven Dwarves”, which was a critical and financial success. Pinocchio and Bambi were the follow up of the major films that was costly to the Disney team. Although Disney produced many successful cartoon shorts and animated films, he nearly went bankrupt from a series of box office failures in the WW2 period. Luckily, Walt was able to re-examine and revive the success in Disney movies with several different styled movies. One of them was the live action film Treasure Island, which was one of the top movies in the British box office in the 1950’s. He also created TV shows to be played over and over again on TV.
In 1957, Walt and Roy created and opened the famous Anaheim Disneyland park. The Disney duo said that they have created a theme park so that people could have a glimpse of what a magical kingdom was like.

Fact #8: Walt Disney once portrayed Peter Pan in a play
Fact #9: Mickey Mouse was the first animated character to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Fact #10: Walt Disney himself produced 653 films/shorts, acted in 124 films/shorts, and directed 114 films/shorts, 68 miscellaneous projects, animated 12 film/shorts, and more for a total of 984 films/shorts.
"Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs"
Conclusion: Why We Picked Disney
Hadeel: "I wanted to pick Walt Disney because his movies were basically my whole childhood, and even at this point I'm still in love with his creativity."

Anna: "Because he was like, our childhood hero and he made really good animations. He was very creative with his animations."

Sarah: "While everyone else was focusing on Noir films and just on one genre, Disney expressed himself like nobody else in the film industry. His animations were part of my childhood, and his creativity is unique from most artists back in his time and even now."

All: "We mainly picked Walt Disney because his creativity in his animations was different from others' and also inspired us."
Infamous Quotes
There was a lot of reading-Enjoy some songs
Wall E was named after Walt Elias Disney.
Walt wanted to build a major ski/snow resort, but after his death the company decided to drop the project and work on Disneyworld.
'Man is in the forest' was a code used by animators to warn colleagues to get back to work when Walt Disney was coming down the hallway.
The Disney World resort is about the same size as San Francisco.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was make-or-break for Disney, costing his studios $1.4m to make. It was widely derided as Disney's Ruin, by people subsequently proved non-psychic. Adjusted for inflation, it's one of the ten highest-grossing films of all time.
Nobody, including Walt Disney, is perfect.
While Walt Disney was an innovative and successful man, he was also the subject of many controversies, most of which involved rumors that he was anti-Semitic and racist. These rumors were, and still are, hard to dispel. In the 1930s, Disney attended meetings of a pro-Nazi organization, the German American Bund. He also hosted a known Nazi propagandist and filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, and gave her a tour of Disney Studios. To make matters worse, Disney was also accused of perpetuating black stereotypes in his films. But, for all of his critics, Disney also had scores of supporters who claimed he was far from being either anti-Semitic or racist. The debate on Disney’s alleged discrimination and racism continues to this day.
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