Walter Elias Disney (Walt Disney) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, and film producer. He was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901, and passed away on December 15, 1966. He developed an interest in drawing early on, took art classes, and even got a job as a commercial illustrator by age 18. He moved to California in the early 1920s and there he founded the Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy. With the help of animator and cartoonist, Ub Iwerks, Disney created his first highly successful character, Mickey Mouse, in 1928. In fact, he even provided the voice for Mickey during his early years. He was a pioneer in the animation industry for introducing several developments in the production of cartoons. Some of them were introducing synchronized sound, full-color three-strip Technicolor. He also played around with feature-length cartoons as well as other technical developments in cameras.
He didn't stop there though as he also tried his hand at being an entrepreneur. He has long pondered building an amusement park and in 1955, he finally did so. The amusement park was called Disneyland and it was located in a large plot of land in Anaheim, California. He worked on various TV shows to help fund his dream amusement park. Walt Disney's Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club were the results of his efforts. After the construction of Disneyland, he worked on various projects that were not related to the studio. Despite all of his achievements in various industries, his animated films will always have a special place in fan's hearts. Check our list of some of the best Disney animated movies and experience them all over again.
Did you know that the first Disney animated movie is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? According to History, Walt Disney, the creator of Disney movies has received numerous criticisms that the thought of having dwarfs in a movie would not be compatible with the storyline of Snow White. But Walt Disney, armed with his passion and creativity, took the risk and borrowed $1.5 million to still produce the film. The production of the film took three years, accomplishing nearly 2 million paintings from around 750 artists before it was completed and released in 1937. Snow White was since then known as the first Disney princess among Walt Disney's creation. To his surprise, it gained a lot of anticipation and applause from the star-studded crowd on its premiere. As to the dwarfs who were viewed in negative at first, received numerous appreciation from movie critics. The dwarfs were labeled as the greatest comedians of Disney movies. Other technicalities of the movie such as the color, sound, direction, and what not also gained appreciation from the viewers. Meanwhile, the other pioneer Disney movies subsequent to the making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music.
|1||Beauty and the Beast||Movies||54||Paid|
|2||The Lion King (1994)||Movies||54||Paid|
|4||The Little Mermaid||Movies||37||Paid|
|6||The Jungle Book||Movies||34||Paid|
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