Failure Story-2 The man behind our favourite cartoon characters


 Story of the man behind our favourite cartoon characters.

Walt Disney is known as Walter Elias Disney. He was born on December 5, 1901 at Chicago. He was well known for his works. He was an American Entrepreneur, animator, film maker, writer, and voice actor. He introduced many cartoon creators. 

Early life :

He was the fourth son in the family. His father was Elias Disney and mother Flora Call Disney. Herbert, Raymond, Roy and Ruth were siblings of Walt . The family moved from Chicago to Marceline,Missouri when Walt was just 4years old. Disney started to grow his interest in drawing and once he was paid for drawing his neighbor’s horse. His father was a subscriber of “Appeal to reason”(a weekly political newspaper) and Disney started to draw the front page cartoons of Ryan Walker. He gradually started to work with the colors and crayons. He loved trains as he lived near Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe Railway. Disney and his sister Ruth started to go to school at the same time at Park School Marceline. 

 Later in the year 1911, Disney moved to Kansas City, Missouri. He went to Benton Grammar School and got a friend named Walter Pfeiffer. Walter came from the family of theater fans. Disney got introduced to motions pictures. Disney spent most of his time in Walter’s house. Disney also worked as a newspaper distributor. He pursued correspondence courses in cartooning. After 6 years at Kansas city, Disney shifted back to Chicago and got admitted into Mckinley High School and opted for photography, he also made drawings for school papers and was studying his cartooning skills. Later he worked as a newspaper cartoonist. He wanted to achieve by progressing in the field of cartooning, but his work was interrupted due to World War 1. He got involved as an Ambulance driver for American Red Cross. 

Walt Disney is mainly known for his success earned for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and for DisneyLand. But Disney faced many failures in his life. He cleared all his debts and introduced to Mickey Mouse in film industry. As soon after returning from the war, he and his elder brother started a cartoon business named Laugh-O-Gram Studios in the year 1920. But after sometime they went into bankrupt. When Disney had a loss in his first business he flew to Los Angeles.But they noticed there weren’t any animation studios in California. Disney convinced his brother Roy to set up the business in the west. They got success from the creation of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald reached to the high success in the animation world but when Disney reconstructed the contract and came to know that the producer had taken his team of animators and he had no legal rights to Oswald the Lucky rabbit.

Disney had no plan of taking the revenge or plotting, rather he decided to go back where he created Mickey Mouse. 

 Disney Animated Films :

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
  • Saludos Amigos (1942)
  • The Three Caballeros (1944)
  • Make Mine Music (1946)
  • So Dear to My Heart (1948)
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad (1949)
  • Cinderella  (1950)
  • Alice in Wonderland(1951)
  • Peter Pan (1953)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  • Sleeping Beauty(1959)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • Robin Hood (1973)
  • The Rescuers (1977)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  • The Black Cauldron (1985)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Oliver & Company (1988)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  • Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
  • A Goofy Movie (1995)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • Fantasia 2000 (1999)
  • Dinosaur (2000)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  • Atlantis- The Lost Empire (2001)
  • Lilo and Stitch (2002)
  • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Peter Pan 2: Return to Never Land(2002)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
  • The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
  • Valiant (2005)
  • Home on the Range (2004)
  • Chicken Little (2005)
  • The Wild (2006)
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  • Many others Animated films are been created.Walt Disney World

     It is located in Bay Lake, Florida. It is known for his Disney’s worldwide theme park empire. There are 4 theme park : Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Water park includes Typhoon, Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Downtown Disney and Disney’s Boardwalk are the shopping and entertainment districts. 

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