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Walt Disney

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Transcript of Walt Disney

Key Characteristics
December 5, 1901 – 
December 15, 1966
Disney Who?
1901
December 5
1918
at age 16
Joined the army as
an ambulance driver
Developed a love for drawing at a very young age
the largest media corporation in the world in terms of revenue.
Visionary and Coaching leadership style
1919
Back to Kansas
While working for an advertisement company, Walt met longtime friend and associate, Ub Iwerks
The two got laid off, and decided to start their own company Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists
They both then got jobs with the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where Disney first learned about animation.
1922
Disney then once again tried his luck with his own business. But this time, in the field of animation.
Disney put an ad in the newspaper requesting artists who wanted to learn animation to come work for him
1923
Disney had great ideas for his cOmpany, but he was far from the best businessman.
He left Kansas City to try his luck in Hollywood. With all the money he had left and a little help from his brother Roy.
...1923
Disney opened the Disney Brothers Studio together with brother Roy in California
Steamboat Willie
Minnie Mouse
Donald Duck
Goofy
Pluto
Silly Symphonies
1929
Iwerks, as well as most of the Disney staff left to work for Pat Powers, owner of Celebrity Pictures, which was a part of Universal Motion Picture Company
1930
Walt Disney stayed with this company
and found another distributor
1932
Received his first academy award for his
short production,
Flowers and trees
Walt Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards and nominations than any other human in history. Having won 22 awards out of 59 nominations. Including 4 honorary Academy Awards.
1933
Created
The Tree Little Pigs
amidst the Great Depression,
which resulted with the title song
"Who's afraid of the big bad wolf"
to be the theme for the country
during this dark period
1937

Disney decided to make the the first ever animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
And sure enough, it was a giant success!
Three-strip Technicolor
Snow White started the golden-age of animation for Walt Disney Studios.

They went on to create classics such as...
1940
After the success that was Snow White, Walt expanded his company and built the 51 acre studio complex in Burbank, California.
1940's-...
Creative, Artistic and innovative

Enthusiastic

Determined

Man of Integrity
Risk taker

Optimistic

Humble
1955
Televised opening of Disneyland
“I’m gonna have a park like this someday, but mine’s gonna be clean.”
Short Summary
Just months
later, the
company
declared
bankruptcy
1924
Acquired a New York distributor
to release one of his series, Alice Comedies.
1927
Disney decided to end the Alice Comedies, and signed a contract with Universal Studios leading to the creation of Oswald the lucky rabbit
1928
Charles Mintz hired away most of Disney's animators
after Disney refused to negotiate a fair contract in order to force Disney to work for him, saying Universal Studios owned all of Disney’s creations
Disney together with Iwerks, who was his only loyal animator, went on to develop another character
featured animated mouse
first cartoon to feature a fully
post-produced soundtrack
Two-story-tall
multi-plane camera
Fantasound
Cinemascope
First regular color
TV program
-all the way to the audio-animatronic
robots made famous with Disneyland

That's a lot of innovation!
2015
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