The History Of Walt Disney

  • Birthday

    Walter Disney was born on this day in Chicago, Illinois, NY. Walt's parents, Elias and Flora disney, were also the parents of wallt's four brothers and one sister.
  • Summer Job

    Summer Job
    Walt became obsessed with the ideas of trains. Fortunately for walt, his uncle was a train engineer. This is when Walt had his first summer job selling snacks and newspapers for travelers.
  • Highschool

    Walt attended McKinley High School in Chicago. He took photography and art courses but then later, dropped out to join the army. Disney was rejected due to the fact that he was underage. Since he could not join the army, walt joined red cross and was sent to France to drive an ambulance for a year.
  • Newspaper Artist

    Newspaper Artist
    When Walt returned from France he moved to Kansas City to persue his dreams of being a newspaper artist. His brother got him a job at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio where he met with Ubbe Eert Iwweerks, a cartoonist at the time. From there walt worked for Kansas city film and ad company.
  • Laugh-O-Gram

    Walt started to play around with his camera doing hand-drawn cel animation. at this time he decided to create his own business with Fred Harman being his first employee.
  • Kansas City Deal

    Kansas City Deal
    Walt and Fred made a deal with the local kansas city theature to play their cartoons, This was a so huge that disney was able to create is own studio with the same name, "Laugh-O-Gram'. At this studio they did a series of seven minute fairy tales which they called " Alice In Cartoonland."
  • Bankruptcy

    The Laught-O-Gram developed debt and Disney was forced into bankruptcy.
  • Hollywood

    Walt and his brother decided to move to Hollywood to begin their "Disney brother's Studio." They invented a character called Oswald the lucky rabbit and contracted the shorts at $1,500 each. Their first deal was with new york distributor Margaret Winkler.
  • Married

    Walt hired a ink-and-paint artist named Lillian Bounds. After a brief collaboration, the two got married.
  • Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse
    After a few years of his marriage, Walt discovered that Winkler and her husband as stolen all rights to Oswald and the animators of disney`s company. Right away the disney brothers, with the help of their wives, produced new animations based on a character Walt has been working on for some time, This character`s name was and still is , Mickey Mouse.Walt played the voice of Mickey and the show got a huge recognition. The cartoon was a sensation.
  • Silly Symphonies

    Silly Symphonies
    In 1929 Disney created a series called ``Silly Symphonies.`` The short films included some of Disney`s newer characters like, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. The most popular episode was called ``Flowers and Trees.`It was the first one to be produced in colour and to win an oscar.
  • Snow White

    Snow White
    The ``Snow White and the seven dwarfs`` full animation premiered in Los Angeles. It made a surprising 1.499 million despite the depression and won a total of eight oscars. In a couple of years Disney also would create popular long films like Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi.
  • Disney in Burbank

    Disney in Burbank
    In December a new Disney studios opened in Burbank. During this time (1941) the company had a setback due to the strike made by the disney animators. Many of them quit and it would take a long time for the company to recover, However, Disney was still persistant in making great films. Cinderella was released in 1950 followed by alice in wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), a live-action film called Treasure Island (1950), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and 101dalmatians (1961)
  • DisneyLand

    Disney opened a $17 million theme park called ``DisneyLand.`` Disneyland was a place for children and families could visit to go on rides and meet disney characters. This theme park was so successful that Disney was able to open more all over the world. Disney had parks in okyo, Paris and Hong Kong, with a Shanghai location slated to open in December 2015.
  • Florida Project

    Florida Project
    A few years after opening Disneyland in many different countries, Disney still wanted to open another theme park in Florida. In 1966 The theme park was under construction.
  • Death

    Disney was planning to open a theme park in Florida but unfortunately he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died December 5 1966 and was cremated and his ashes interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. After walts death his brother, Roy, carried the plans to open in Florida. The park was opened 1971 under the name Walt Disney World.