This page has been built for Walt Disney’s fans to share their personal tributes to the American animator, voice actor, film and TV producer. He is famous as a pioneer of cartoon films, including Mickey Mouse, and as the creator of the amusement parks Disneyland and Disney World.
Skymorials Editorial During his childhood, he became interested in drawing, and by high school, he was the cartoonist for his school’s newspaper.
Skymorials Editorial He married his ink artist, Lillian Bounds who had little interest in films. And in the words of the historian Steven Watts, "content with household management and providing support for her husband"
Skymorials Editorial 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.
Skymorials Editorial Over the next several decades, Disney produced successful cartoon series’ and feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Bambi.
Skymorials Editorial As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.
Skymorials Editorial "People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working."
Skymorials Editorial In addition to his films and many cartoon series, Disney began working on an amusement park, and Disneyland opened in California in 1955.
Skymorials Editorial Walt Disney died in 1966 at the age of 65, but even after his death, his genius continued. Disneyworld opened in Orlando, Florida in 1971, and Disney Studios has continued to produce films loved by both children and adults.
Skymorials Editorial “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” - Walt Disney