7 November 2008
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” (Disney). This famous quote was made by a enormous dreamer that has bridged the idea for one of the most successful companies in the world. Walt Disney, theme parks, movies, jobs, and many other attributes make up this gigantic company. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois and died on December 15, 1966 in Los Angeles California. Walt’s father, Elias Disney, was an Irish-Canadian and his mother, Flora Call Disney, was German-American. Disney was born into a family of five where he was one of the four boys and one girl. While Walt was being brought up on a farm he learned his interest in drawing. After this discovery he contributed to his school paper in Chicago with his artsy talents and during the night he attended the Academy of Fine Arts. During 1918 Disney enlisted in the military but was reject so then joined the Red Cross as an ambulance driver but never gave up his interest in drawing. When he returned to Kansas City he started his career as an advertising cartoonist where his business grew little by little. On July 13, 1925 Walt married Lillian Bounds who was one of his employees. After their marriage they had two daughters, Diane and Sharron. Both of their daughter’s husbands where greatly involved with the Disney company, holding the positions of chief executive officer and a board of director. In 1928, Walt brought to life the most important character of the company Disney, Mickey Mouse. After Mickey was born opportunities broke out for everything. Walt Disney left the door open for billions of ideas that in turn making billions of families happy day in and day out around the globe. The most entertaining idea of the Disney company for people of all ages to have a good time is at its theme parks. The first park that was opened in 1965 in Orlando Florida was called EPCOT, standing...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document