Category: Walt Disney

Walt Disney’s influence goes beyond films and parks. He’s credited with helping to shape the American entertainment industry and leaving a lasting legacy with an empire that continues to expand and influence the world.

Below are some of the major facts about Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966), one of the greatest animation film producers and entrepreneurs in modern history:

  • Walt Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company with his brother Roy in 1923. It initially started as a small animation studio.
  • In 1928, Walt created Mickey Mouse, who became an instant and enduring icon. He even provided the voice for the character in the early years
  • Walt produced “Steamboat Willie” in 1928, the first synchronized sound cartoon, starring Mickey Mouse.
  • Disney produced “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937, the first full-length animated feature film.
  • He introduced many technical advancements in animation, sound, and film production, such as the first Technicolor cartoon.
  • It’s been said that Walt dreamt and realized Disneyland (opened in 1955) and conceptualized Walt Disney World in Florida. These became benchmarks for theme parks globally.
  • He holds the record for most Academy Awards, with 22 wins and 59 nominations.
  • He saw TV’s potential and produced shows like “The Mickey Mouse Club” and “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.”
  • Walt had a vision for an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT), a futuristic city that would showcase the latest in innovation.
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Walt Disney: Timeline

Here is quick look into major facts and timeline of Walt Disney, the successful American entrepreneur, animator and voice actor famously known for establishing The Walt Disney Company, Disneyland and...