Biography of Walt Disney
Walt Disney was born on 5 September 1901 in Chicago. They were five siblings. Walt Disney was very fond of painting since childhood. He sold his first painting to his neighbor at the age of 7. During school, he learned painting and photography and was also the editor of a paper. He attended night school at the Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, he wanted to join the army but could not because of his young age. After this Walt Disney joined the Red Cross and started driving ambulances. It is said that he had decorated the ambulance with colorful cartoons. After returning to Canvas City, he started drawing cartoons for commercials. In 1920, he became a cartoon animator. He worked hard to create a process that blended live action and animation beautifully.
A few years later, Walt Disney moved to Hollywood with his drawing material and a full-fledged animation film. By then he had married one of his employees, Lillian, and had twin wives. In 1928, he appeared with the character Mickey Mouse. He made the first silent cartoon called "Plane Crazy". The technology of voice was not developed in films till that time. In "Steam Billy" he introduced Mickey Mouse as a star. This cartoon was shown in New York on 18 November 1928.
Walt Disney Walt was a dream explorer. He remained busy for his best animation films. Technicolor animation came to the fore during Silly Siphonies. In 1932, he won the first private academy award out of thirty-two for "Flowers and Trees". On September 21, 1933, his first long animation film, Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, was shown at the Carrethe Circle Theater in Los Angeles. The film was very expensive but became so popular, earned more than its expenditure and is still considered the biggest film of the "Motion Film Industry". In the next five years, he made successful films like "Pinocchio", "Fantasia", "Dumbo" and "Bambi". In addition to these films, Walt Disney produced many successful family shows for TV as well. "Mickey Mouse Club" and "Zorro" were very popular in the 50s.
Walt Disney surprised the world with his imagination. He received more than 950 awards and honors from all over the world. He received seven Academy and seven Emmy Awards. Many reputed universities conferred honorary degrees on him. In 1955, he created "DisneyLand" with an investment of 17 million. By 1980, 250 million people had moved there. Dignitaries from all over the world have had the privilege of visiting there to entertain. Walt was truly a wizard of the imagination. Walt Disney died on 15 December 1966.