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Walt Disney and Modern Entertainment

  • Walt Disney is Born in Chicago

    Walt Disney is Born in Chicago
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  • Walt Disney works at a Kansas City Film Advertising Company

    Walt Disney works at a Kansas City Film Advertising Company
    Walt and his colleague, UB Iwerks, eventually formed their own company, Laugh-O-Grams.
  • Walt Files For Bankruptcy

    Walt Files For Bankruptcy
    He moves to hollywood to become a director, his brother already lives there
  • Walt meets Lilian Bounds

    Walt meets Lilian Bounds
    Walt meets his wife and recalls "I couldnt afford to hire her, so i married her.
  • The Walt Disney Studio

    The Walt Disney Studio
    Walt renames the studio "The Walt Disney studio".
  • Walt Disney begins to make Oswald the lucky rabbit

    Walt Disney begins to make Oswald the lucky rabbit
    All rights were sold to Mintz distribution. When costs became to high, Walt wanted to end distribution. As a result, "Oswald" becomes Mintz's own, and Mintz takes Walt's best animator, Ub Iwerks.
  • Mickey Mouse is Born

    Mickey Mouse is Born
    Walt, on a train ride, develops Mickey Mouse and along with Ub Iwerks creates a new cartoon, "Plane Crazy." Audiences were in love with the mouse. "Steamboat Willie," the third cartoon is created.
  • Silly Symphonies is Created

    Silly Symphonies is Created
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    Walt plans to release "Skeleton Dance" as the 1st of a new series of cartoons called Silly Symphonies. This new film was also released in Technicolor, a brand new color technique, that Walt Disney held right to for two years
  • Walt Disney Starts Over

    Walt breaks off negotiations with Pat Powers, suspecting him of being crooked. Disney could not afford a lawsuit, so they walk away and start anew.
  • Donald Duck Debutes in a silly symphonies film

    Donald Duck debut's in a Silly Symphony film, "The Wise Little Hen."
  • First Animated Color Film

    "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is seen by the public in Los Angeles. It makes a 3 week run at Radio City Music Hall, then some New York theaters."Snow White" grosses $8 million and wins an Academy Award.
  • Fantasia is Created

    Fantasia" opens at New York's Broadway Theater (formally called "The Colony"), the same place that Mickey Mouse made his debut. Walt was forced to cut "Fantasia" into a short version, cutting from his 3+ hours' version. "Fantasia" loses even more than "Pinocchio."
  • Cinderella

    Cinderella" debuts and is well accepted, the first hit for Disney Studios since "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Disneyland is Open

    Disneyland opens as invitation only, given to studio workers, construction workers, the press and officials of company sponsors. Tickets to the grand opening are counterfeited and 30,000 people enter the park. Rides break down and park stands run out of food & drink.
  • Walt Disney Passes Away

    Disney was admitted to St. Josephs Hospital owing to his weakness. He died of lung cancer