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Walter Disney
Disney World - Every Child's Dream - (1901-1966)

  • " Why should I run for Mayor when I'm already king?" (Walt Disney)

Key Work

  • Tries to enlist for World War 1, at age 16, but is rejected.
  • Creates his first original animated characters. Cartoons
  • Creates Mickey Mouse.
  • First feature-length musical animation, Snow White and the seven Dwarfs, premieres.
  • Disney and over 1.000 staff occupy the Burbank Studios.
  • Dumbo, and Fantasia follow up, Mary Poppins and wildlife features such as The Vanishing Prairie among its 100-plus films
  • His studio won 48 Academy Awards and 7 Emmys among others
  • Disneyland opens.
  • Conceives Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (Epcot).
  • Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida, with Epcot to follow in 1982.
  • A Global homespun entertainment giant laced with fantastic imagination and traditional family values

Books & References:

  • Byrne, Eleanor, and Martin McQuillan. Deconstructing Disney. London: Pluto Press, 1999.
  • Giroux, Henry A. The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence (Culture and Education). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.


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