Walt Disney

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  • Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

    Walter was born on this day
  • Business Name and Description

    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney co-founded Walt Disney productions with his brother. Walt Disney productions is world famous today. What his business has to offer is movies, and theme parks.
  • Extra Facts

    1. Had a summer job that dealed with sales
    2. Contributed cartoons to the school newspaper
    3. Went to McKinley High School
    4. Had four siblings (one sister and three brothers)
    5. Never graduated from high school
  • Influences

    The Pfeiffers introduced Walt to the world of motion pictures.
  • Education

    Droped out of high school at the age of 16.
  • How it All Started

    After the war, he went to Kansas City to begin his career as an advertising cartoonist.
  • Business Venture

    The first "Alice Comedies" reaches theaters
  • Material Status

    Got married to Lillian (one of his first employees). They also had children (4 boys and 1 girl).
  • Business Venture

    His famous character, Mickey Mouse, made his screen debut in the also famous Steamboat Willie. This is also the world's first synchronized sound cartoon. It premiered at the Colony Theater in New York.
    This is also the day Mickey Mouse was 'born' to the world.
  • Business Venture

    During the next five years, he finished many other full-length animated classics as "Pinocchio," "Fantasia," "Dumbo," and "Bambi"
  • Business Venture

    His famous movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was the first full-length animated musical feature. It premiered at the Carthay Theater in Los Angeles. Fact: this was during the time of the Great Depression
  • Personal

    His mother dies of asphyxiation. Walt and his brother, Roy, blame themseleve because it occured in the house they purchased for their parents.
  • Successes

    They have up to 1,000 employees
  • Failures

    The company's debt rises to $4.3 million
  • Successes

    Disney Studios terrible debt was reduced to $1.7 million.
  • Business Venture

    On this day, he opened Disneyland
  • Successes

    Disneyland welcomes its one millionth visitor (in the same year the park opened)
  • Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

    Walter died on this day, which was about 46 years ago.
    But over his whole lifetime he received 48 Academy Awards and 7 Emmys
  • Net Worth

    The net worth is around $5 billion
  • Value of Company

    Disney is worth about $57 billion
  • Why is he famous?

    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney is famous because he is the creator of the world famous characters, movies, and theme parks he created. He was introduced to this stuff at the age of 9!
  • Business Venture

    Magic Kingdom was opened
  • Business Venture

    Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park opened
  • Business Venture

    EPCOT Center opened
  • Works Cited

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