Tribute to Walt Disney

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Tribute to Walt Disney

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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. Yes, I am talking about the one and only Walter Elias Disney, or Walt Disney. Walt was born on December 5, 1901. He attended McKinley High School until he dropped out at age 16. Although, Walt Disney, didn’t graduate high school he did however 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 producing cartoons. He set up his first studio in the back half of a real estate office. He gained success in 1928, when he released the first short cartoons that featured Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney, himself actually played the voice of Mickey for over 2 decades. He even made the comment that he loved Mickey Mouse more than he loved any woman he has ever met. 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, the Walt Disney Pictures has released an additional 30 animated features and over 150 live action features. Walt Disney played a big part in my life as a child, and I love all of his movies. Although, I can’t talk about all of his success, I’m glad that I have had the opportunity to share with you what I could. I do blame this man for my high expectations for finding my...

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