Disney’s hard work story

Walt Disney “Partners” Statue
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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966),
Born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
He and his third elder brother, Roy Oliver Disney, are co-founders of the Walt Disney Company.He is the most famous filmmakers, directors, playwrights, voice actors and animators. He is still the most Oscar winner in the world.

Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966 due to ineffective treatment of lung cancer.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, which opened in 1971 five years after his death.

Roy Oliver Disney and Minnie Mouse Statue in Disneyland
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Walt was born in 1901,He’s a son of a farmer. When he was a child, his family was a well-off home.He didn’t have to work in the fields, so he took up the brush and the draft paper to paint the animals when he has spare time.

Her mother discovered his talent for painting, so I bought a picture book for him, he cultivated his preference for painting. Also because he often painted animals, he grew up and created roles such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Donald Duck Plush Doll
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The Walt Disney Company is a diversified multinational media group based in Burbank, California.Founded on October 16, 1923, Disney was originally named “Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio”, founded by Walt Disney and Roy Oliver Disney.
Disney then developed into the nation’s leading “Walt Disney Animation Studios”, and also began to enter the real estate film production, television and theme parks and other industries.

Disney followed the names “Walt Disney Studios” and “Walt Disney Productions” and did not use the current name until 1986. Today, The Walt Disney Company has expanded its reach to focus on drama, radio, music, publishing and online media.

Anyone can become genius with hard work

The founder of this entertainment kingdom has created countless classic cartoons, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, etc.Before Walt founded the Disney Company, he was fired by an advertising company! The reason is: no creativity, no imagination!

In terms of growth period, Walt’s painting ability was excellent, and he entered the “School of the Art Institute of Chicago”.At that time, his father was too sick to support his family. He only had a newspaper while reading.

Until he was 17 years old, he became a ambulance with the United States in response to the First World War, but he did not play on the battlefield. After the soldiers retired, they returned to the United States to develop their arts.

After completing military service, Walt returned to Chicago.
In 1919, back to Kansas where he lived,The first company he applied for was Pesmen-Rubin Commercial Art Studio, with a position as a painter.

In 1920, Walt and a colleague Ub Iwerks, who was also working at Pesmen-Rubin Commercial Art Studio, formed “Iwerks-Disney”. However, the company’s operation was not smooth, and only a few customers were willing to give them opportunities because of a business.

A total of $135 was earned, and “Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists” closed less than a month after its establishment.Later, Walt joined Kansas City Film Ad and learned the basic techniques of filming and animation.

At Kansas City Film Ad, they created early animated commercials for local cinemas.
Disney was attracted by the potential for future animation. He spent a lot of time studying anatomy and institutional books in the city library. After two years of experience,Disney has consciously enough experience to start a personal career again.

In 1922 Walt established “Laugh-O-gram Films” and an animated short film production by the film publisher Frank Newman, who included Iwerks, Hugh Harman, Rudolph Ising, Carmen Maxwell and Friz Freleng.

In 1923, when making the final short film and animated “Alice’s Wonderland”,
Laugh-O-Gram announced bankruptcy in July, when Walt Disney decided to go to the successful entertainment industry center in Hollywood, California.

He sold his camera and got a one-way train ticket to California.
In July 1923, Walt Disney and his brother Roy Oliver Disney founded “Disney Brothers Studio” and then produced the “Alice’s Wonderland” series of animations.

In 1925, Walt Disney hired a young female colorist “Lillian Bounds”. They fell in love at first sight. After a few months, she worked as a secretary and began dating.Their first date was to see the Broadway musical “No, No, Nanette”. He also often took her to the hills near Los Angeles for a ride, taking a trip.

They got married in Idaho on July 15th of the year, and their wedding night was on the express train to Lewiston in Seattle.

Osward the Lucky Rabbit

In 1926, a new film factory in Haibrien was built. Subsequently, the Disney Brothers began to produce the “Osward, the Lucky Rabbit” series of animations on the new studio. After the launch of “Osward, the Lucky Rabbit” in 1927, the response was good.

In February 1928, Walt Disney took Lillian to New York to find the issuer Charles Bear Mintz to discuss the renewal of the contract.
Walt had to raise the price, but Mintz asked Walt to lower the price and told Walt.
He has bought most of the “Osward, the Lucky Rabbit” producers, and he has the copyright for this series of animations under the contract. If Walter does not agree to the price reduction, he can continue to make “Osward, the Lucky Rabbit”.

On the train back to Hollywood, Walt Disney was inspired to create a cartoon image called “Mortimer Mouse”.
Later, after Lillian’s suggestion, the cartoon image was renamed “Mickey Mouse”.

In March 1928, Walt began the production of the first Mickey series animation “Plane Crazy”. Then the second Gallopin’ Gaucho was produced.

One of the characteristics of Mickey Mouse is his shy false voice. Since the 1929 short film “The Karnival Kid”, Mickey Mouse’s dubbing work is handled by Walt Disney himself. However, by 1946, because Disney’s work was too busy, it was no longer possible to continue to voice Mickey Mouse.

The First audio animation film in the world!

Steamboat Willie (1928)
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Since the response of these two animations was very limited, and the sound film was just emerging, Walt decided to use the “Powers Cinephone” recording system developed by Pat Powers to dub the third Mickey series animation “Steamboat Willie” and created the world. The first audio animation!

Daisy Duck Plush Doll
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On November 18th, 1928, “Steamboat Willie” premiered at Universal’s Colony Theater in New York City, the response was unprecedented! This day was also designated as Mickey’s birthday.
Mickey Mouse is an anthropomorphic mouse with a pair of large round ears and usually wearing red shorts, yellow big shoes and white gloves with four fingers. Mickey Mouse will appear with his girlfriend Minnie Mouse, pet dog Pluto, and Donald Fauntleroy Duck and Goofy from time to time.

Carthay Circle Theatre
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On December 21, 1937, Walt officially launched the first feature animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in the “Carthay Circle Theater”.
Walt encountered a lot of difficulties in the production of this film, and the cost of the film greatly exceeded the budget.Many people think that no one will go to see a movie that is all animated for more than an hour. The American media even said that “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is “The Disney Folly”.

However, after the film was released, the response was unprecedented. In the first game of the official release, many celebrities stood up and applauded!

In the original version of Grimm’s fairy tale, Snow White’s story is this:
A long time ago, a queen of a country gave birth to a girl in the winter. Her skin was white and snowy, her lips were red and bloody, her hair was as black as ebony, so she was named Snow White.

The Queen passed away shortly after giving birth to the princess. The king married another beautiful pride. The vicious and evil woman became the queen. At the same time, she became the stepmother of Snow White. At the beginning, the new queen also loved Snow White.

The new queen has a mirror. She often asks the mirror: “The mirror is the most beautiful woman in the world?” One day, the mirror responded to the queen and said, “Snow White.”From then on, the new empress began to see Snow White as a nail in the eye and a stab in the flesh, so she wanted to get rid of her.

In the forest, Snow White found a small farmhouse belonging to the seven dwarfs.
The queen disguised as a peasant woman, went to visit the Snow White in the forest, and gave her a poisonous apple. When Snow White bit the apple, she immediately passed out.When Snow White bit the apple, she fainted. When the Seven Dwarfs found her, she could only mournfully put her in a glass coffin.

A prince from a country passes through the forest, and the prince is attracted by the beauty of Snow White and falls in love with her. He asked the dwarfs to take him away from the glass.During the handling of the prince and his entourage, someone was accidentally stumbled. This shaking made the poisonous apple spit out from the mouth of Snow White, and Snow White was awakened. The prince showed his love to Snow White, decided to get married, and set a wedding date.
The queen who feared and angered tried to create chaos at the wedding banquet. As a result, the prince ordered a strong act to wear red iron shoes and dance to death, so that the wedding can proceed smoothly.

The historical prototype of Snow White is said to have been born in Maria Sophia Margaretha Catharina von Erthal in 1725 in Lorne am Main.
Maria Sophia died in 1796 at the age of 71. A few years after her death, the Brothers Grimm wrote the fairy tale of “Snow White” (German: Schneewittchen) and published it in 1812.

In 1938, because the songs in the film were very popular, Walt released the original soundtrack of the film, which is also the world’s first soundtrack.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse with Oscar statuettes.

You can see the Oscar award of Snow white is a”full-sized and seven miniature Oscar statuettes”.
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In 1939, Disney won another Honorary Academy Award, which consisted of one full-sized and seven miniature Oscar statuettes.

On February 15th, 1950, Disney launched a new animation “Cinderella”. From then on, Walt’s animation production entered a golden age.
In 1966, Walt Disney participated in the New York Annual Float Parade and launched the first Winnie The Pooh short film “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree”, which was his last work.

Winnie the pooh plush doll
Winnie the pooh plush doll
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Walt is one of the world’s most famous filmmakers, directors, playwrights, voice actors and animators. He is still the most Oscar winner in the world.

Many of Walt Disney’s achievements have made him a world-famous person, including many famous movies such as “Snow White” and “Pinocchio”.
There are also animated characters such as Mickey Mouse, which is also his, making Disneyland possible and creating a form of theme park. And his host on the TV show “Disneyland” has made countless Americans unforgettable. He won 48 Academy Award nominations and 7 Emmy Awards.


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