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Walt Disney

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” This famous quote was said by someone that most/ if not all of us loved as a child. He was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, and philanthropist. He was nominated for 48 Academy awards and 7 Emmy’s, holding the record for most Oscar nominations. Can you guess who it is? Yes, I am talking about the one and only Walter Disney.
Walt was born on December 5, 1901. Dropped out of high school at age 16 to join the military and became an ambulance driver overseas in W.W.I. Although, Walt Disney, didn’t graduate high school he did win honorary degrees from several universities such as Yale, Harvard and UCLA.
Walt became the successful person that we know today because of all of his many creations. In 1923, Disney moved to Los Angeles to become a film producer or director. When he failed to find a job, he returned to his love of producing cartoons. His first studio was actually in the back half of a real estate office.
Finally he gained success in 1928, when he released the first short cartoons that featured Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney himself played the voice of Mickey for over 2 decades. The mouse’s name was originally “Mortimer.” He was later renamed by Disney's wife, Lillian, to, "Mickey."
Along with his creation of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney was personally involved in the production of 19 animated features, 53 live action features, 6 features combining animation and live action, and 6 documentaries, as well as all of the animated shorts released before 1967. Since his death, Walt Disney Pictures has released an additional 30 animated features and over 150 live action features.
At a time in American history when jobs were scarce and money was hard to come by, one mouse and his…...

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