Not only in America but throughout the world, Walt Disney is a name widely known and quoted in the field of cartoon animation. He is the man whom we could very simply say is one of the figures who transformed the world of the digital media and became the reason for joy not only of young children but a person who went forwards to creating masterpieces that are being enjoyed today by people of all ages. Walt Disney is not just a name; it is the greatest inspiration for the young men and women of today.
Disney’s early life was in no way any indication of the legend he was to become one day for his childhood was ordinary and very much like the childhood of many people of his time. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in December 1901 into a humble household. In the year 1906, the Disney family moved on to a farm in Missouri where Walt Disney firm learnt how to draw. After moving to Kansas City with his family in 1911 following his father’s ailment, Walt Disney has entrusted the responsibility to deliver newspapers on his father’s route. In order to accomplish this task, he had to rise at 3 30 am. Moving ahead in the year 1917, the family moved back to Chicago, and Walt Disney enrolled in a high school where he started drawing for his school yearbook. It was there that he took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and also made a failed attempt at enlisting in the US army. Later, walk Disney settled in Kansas City and started working for an ad company and sideways, he got busy in making Laugh-O-gram ad reels.
Walt Disney was the man who introduced to us many films, comic strips, documentaries and, more importantly, the very famous Disney theme parks. He made every effort to spread joy in the lives of people and besides doing that, he also immensely enjoyed his own creation. Walt Disney became very disappointed of a few setbacks that he had suffered through the Second World War for many of his productions while that period were left unpaid for. He also suffered a strike at the Disney studio during the war and became very infuriated. Even through Walt Disney supported the war; he was very much opinionated against labor Unions.
The impact that Walt Disney had in America is a question the evidence of which can be seen throughout the country and even further and wider than that. It was Walt Disney who brought amazing characters like Cinderella, Snow white and Mickey Mouse to live. It was his stories that inspired the young minds to go through life with courage and resilience like many of his characters did. Disney created works of art that have always remained very rich in the core American values and the traditions. Amongst all of these exemplary achievements of Walt Disney, the creation of the Walt Disney World, the greatest amusement park globally was the greatest achievement yet. He also founded the California Institute of Arts with the aim of educating the next generation. All in all, the work of Walt Disney is as relevant to the people of today as it was to the people of his own time.
Walt Disney was a man who contributed more than his fair share of the world that he lived in. His success could be attributed to the fact that he took great joy in the work and projects that he undertook and by the end of his life, he had created work so phenomenal that was to last for countless generations. Not only that, but he also paved the path for many of the young artists to follow. He left a legacy worth following, one that was picked up by his brother after he passed away. This is Walt Disney, one of the very great legends of America.
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