Walt Disney

Topics: Walt Disney / Pages: 3 (579 words) / Published: Jan 28th, 2014
Speech, Period 2
22 October 2013
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.” Cartoons create a new world for us to explore. Walt Disney has contributed many things to the world; laughter, smiles, and entertainment. Listen and I will tell you about Disney’s childhood, career, and present success. On December 5, 1901, Flora Disney gave birth to a legend. His name was Walter Elias Disney, or just “Walt”. Though born in Chicago, Illinois, Walt spent most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri. When Disney turned 10 years old, he moved Kansas City, where his Uncle Martin worked as a train engineer. There, he found a love for trains. In his teens, he even found a summer job working with his uncle. Walt attended McKinley High in Chicago, where he took photography and art classes. He also became the cartoonist for the school newspaper. At night, Disney took extra classes at Chicago Art Institute. When he was 16 years old, Walt Disney dropped out of school to join the army, who rejected him because he was underage. Instead, he joined the Red Cross and left to France to drive an ambulance for a year. (In 1919, Walt Disney came back to Kansas City to become a newspaper artist. His brother helped him get his first job at Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio. Then, he started to work at Kansas City Film Ad Company. He started to make commercials from cut out animation, and make new friends, such as Fred Harman. Disney and Harman began to create cartoons in the Kansas City Theater, which they called 'Laugh O Grams'. These small films included "Alice in CartoonLand". Walt and Fred's animations were an all-time favorite for children, but the theater became in debt and went bankrupt. Walt and his brother, Roy, then took off to Hollywood and worked in Disney Brothers Studio. The two created a character by the name of "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit", and continued Alice in

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