As a young boy in Chicago, Disney enjoyed drawing people and turning them into characters. Drawing was his cartoon television as a child. He would draw animals and made a little biography about them. Disney loved animals more than he loved people. His imagination in art made his childhood special (Josephson 85). He believed that imagination was the only thing a child needs in order to live an amazing childhood. Disney tried to inspire him and others with little characters he made up on the top of his head (Green 43).
At age fifteen, World War I was just starting. Disney wanted to do something to help during the war. He wanted to drop out of high school and join the military for war. Unfortunately, his parents would not let him. Therefore, he started to drive Red Cross ambulances to help instead (Tiek 16). During the war, Disney drew and took pictures for his high school newspaper. His impressive art skills amazed many classmates, teachers, parents, and outsiders around the city. After graduation, he was accepted to the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He took major arts classes and many photography classes there. Walt Disney henceforth became a master artist and photographer, and a great news reporter (Tiek 8).
Walt and Roy Disney were the brothers of business. After Walt Disney stopped classes at the academy, he and his brother, Roy Disney, began to work in a filming business. Before, Walt and Roy Disney always made tiny puppet shows with paper,
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