Walt Disney

DisneyWaltWalter Elias DisneyWalt Disney Records#Walt DisneyDisney StudiosDisneyesqueits co-founderSir Walt-er de 'Isneythe myth that Walt Disney was frozen
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.wikipedia
3,075 Related Articles

Modern animation in the United States

American animationAmerican animation industryUnited States
A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.
At the start of the 1980s, The Walt Disney Company had been struggling since Walt Disney's death in 1966, and the 1979 departure of Don Bluth and eleven other associates from the animation department dealt Disney a major blow.

The Walt Disney Company

DisneyWalt Disney ProductionsWalt Disney
He moved to California in the early 1920s and set up the Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy.
Disney was originally founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio; it also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio and Walt Disney Productions before officially changing its name to The Walt Disney Company in 1986.

Roy O. Disney

Roy DisneyRoyRoy Oliver Disney
He moved to California in the early 1920s and set up the Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy.
He was the older brother of Walt Disney.

Fantasia (1940 film)

FantasiaSorcerer's ApprenticeThe Sorcerer's Apprentice
The results, seen in features such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio, Fantasia (both 1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942), furthered the development of animated film.
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions.

Cinderella (1950 film)

CinderellaSo This Is LoveCinderella'' (1950 film)
New animated and live-action films followed after World War II, including the critically successful Cinderella (1950) and Mary Poppins (1964), the latter of which received five Academy Awards.
Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and originally released by RKO Radio Pictures.

Bambi

FlowerBambi on iceBambi's father
The results, seen in features such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio, Fantasia (both 1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942), furthered the development of animated film.
Bambi is a 1942 American animated film directed by David Hand (supervising a team of sequence directors), produced by Walt Disney and based on the 1923 book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten.

Mary Poppins (film)

Mary Poppinsfilm1964 film
New animated and live-action films followed after World War II, including the critically successful Cinderella (1950) and Mary Poppins (1964), the latter of which received five Academy Awards.
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers.

Disneyland

Disneyland ParkDisney LandMain Street Vehicles
In the 1950s, Disney expanded into the amusement park industry, and in 1955 he opened Disneyland.
It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

Ub Iwerks

Ub Iwerks StudioIwerksIwerks Studio
With Ub Iwerks, Walt developed the character Mickey Mouse in 1928, his first highly popular success; he also provided the voice for his creation in the early years.
Iwerks produced alongside Walt Disney and won numerous awards, including multiple Academy Awards.

The Mickey Mouse Club

Mickey Mouse ClubMouseketeerThe New Mickey Mouse Club
To fund the project he diversified into television programs, such as Walt Disney's Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club; he was also involved in planning the 1959 Moscow Fair, the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first televised for four seasons, from 1955 to 1959, by ABC.

Walt Disney anthology television series

The Wonderful World of DisneyWalt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorDisneyland
To fund the project he diversified into television programs, such as Walt Disney's Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club; he was also involved in planning the 1959 Moscow Fair, the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the 1964 New York World's Fair.
The show has had only two hosts, Walt Disney and former Disney Chairman Michael Eisner.

EPCOT (concept)

Experimental Prototype Community of TomorrowEPCOTFlorida Project
In 1965, he began development of another theme park, Disney World, the heart of which was to be a new type of city, the "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" (EPCOT).
The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) was an unfinished concept developed by Walt Disney.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)

Snow White and the Seven DwarfsSnow WhiteSnow White and the Seven Dwarves
The results, seen in features such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio, Fantasia (both 1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942), furthered the development of animated film.
Snow White was nominated for Best Musical Score at the Academy Awards in 1938, and the next year, producer Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar for the film.

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World ResortDisney WorldDisneyworld
In 1965, he began development of another theme park, Disney World, the heart of which was to be a new type of city, the "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" (EPCOT).
Designed to supplement Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, which had opened in 1955, the complex was developed by Walt Disney in the 1960s.

Elias Disney

Elias Charles DisneyDisney's fatherhis father
He was the fourth son of Elias Disneyborn in the Province of Canada, to Irish parentsand Flora ( Call), an American of German and English descent.
Elias Charles Disney (February 6, 1859 – September 13, 1941) was the father of Roy and Walt Disney.

Flora Call Disney

Flora CallFlora
He was the fourth son of Elias Disneyborn in the Province of Canada, to Irish parentsand Flora ( Call), an American of German and English descent.
Flora Call Disney (April 22, 1868 – November 26, 1938) was the mother of Walt Disney and Roy Disney.

Dumbo

animated film19411941 animated film of the same name
The results, seen in features such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio, Fantasia (both 1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942), furthered the development of animated film.
The children's book was first brought to the attention of Walt Disney in late 1939 by Disney's head of merchandise licensing Kay Kamen, who showed a prototype of the Roll-A-Book that included Dumbo.

Alice's Wonderland

The Laugh-O-Grams cartoons did not provide enough income to keep the company solvent, so Disney started production of Alice's Wonderlandbased on Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandwhich combined live action with animation; he cast Virginia Davis in the title role.
Alice's Wonderland is a 1923 Walt Disney short silent film, produced in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mickey Mouse

MickeyThe Spirit of MickeyKing Mickey
With Ub Iwerks, Walt developed the character Mickey Mouse in 1928, his first highly popular success; he also provided the voice for his creation in the early years.
He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.

1960 Winter Olympics

19601960 Squaw Valley1960 Games
To fund the project he diversified into television programs, such as Walt Disney's Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club; he was also involved in planning the 1959 Moscow Fair, the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the 1964 New York World's Fair.
The chairman of the Pageantry Committee was Walt Disney, who was responsible for producing both the opening and closing ceremonies.

Virginia Davis

The Laugh-O-Grams cartoons did not provide enough income to keep the company solvent, so Disney started production of Alice's Wonderlandbased on Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandwhich combined live action with animation; he cast Virginia Davis in the title role.
Davis began working for Walt Disney's Kansas City company, Laugh-O-Gram Studio, in 1923.

Laugh-O-Gram Studio

Laugh-O-GramsLaugh-O-GramLaugh-O-Gram Films
In May 1921, the success of the "Laugh-O-Grams" led to the establishment of Laugh-O-Gram Studio, for which he hired more animators, including Fred Harman's brother Hugh, Rudolf Ising and Iwerks.
The studio played a role in the early years of animation: it was home to many of the pioneers of animation, brought there by Walt Disney, and is said to be the place to have provided Disney and Ub Iwerks with the inspiration to create Mickey Mouse.

Alice Comedies

Alice's Egg PlantAlice ComedyAlice in the Jungle
In October, they signed a contract for six Alice comedies, with an option for two further series of six episodes each.
created by Walt Disney in the 1920s, in which a live action little girl named Alice (originally played by Virginia Davis) and an animated cat named Julius have adventures in an animated landscape.

Diane Disney Miller

Diane Marie DisneyDianeDiane Disney
Their marriage produced two daughters, Diane (born December 1933) and Sharon (adopted in December 1936, born six weeks previously).
Diane Marie Disney-Miller (December 18, 1933 – November 19, 2013) was the only biological child of Walt Disney and his wife Lillian Bounds Disney.

Harman and Ising

Harman-Ising ProductionsHarman-IsingHugh Harman
In May 1921, the success of the "Laugh-O-Grams" led to the establishment of Laugh-O-Gram Studio, for which he hired more animators, including Fred Harman's brother Hugh, Rudolf Ising and Iwerks.
Harman and Ising first worked in animation in the early 1920s at Walt Disney's studio in Kansas City.