Pioneer of cartoon movies, creator of Disneyland, 20th Century Walt Disney, known as one of the most creative minds of the century; up to this point, he has been subjected to countless criticisms like many successful people. So much so that he was expelled from the newspaper he once worked for, saying he lacked creativity.
When Walt was young, his family was constantly moving. He had an interrupted childhood, trying to adapt to other places. Also, because his family was not well off, Walt and his siblings were working small jobs.
A patriotic teenager, Walt was 16 years old. He was preparing for World War II, tried to enroll in the army but was rejected due to his age. But he had found a way to register.
When he returned, he took a job drawing political cartoons and comics for a newspaper. But he was fired at work, being told he wasn’t creative enough. Afterwards, he embarked on a short-term entrepreneurial adventure.
Walt Disney was full of excitement and pleasure for the business he founded. He was fascinated and immersed in this world. Shortly after, he found a borrowed camera from somewhere and created his own cartoon called “Laugh-O-Grams”.
It was a success, indeed appreciated by Kansas City. After that, he bought a studio and started creating his own animations. Although he thought it was going very well, it still didn’t happen, he went bankrupt.
He was someone who couldn’t give up. He sold his camera and settled in Hollywood. He started to apply to the job postings of the studios for directing.
As a last resort, he asked his brother Roy and his friend, the cartoonist Iwerks, to join him, and together they formed the Disney Brother Studio. Things were going well!
A rabbit was created by Iwerks. Although Walt did not scratch the rabbit, it was Walt who gave the rabbit the ability to move, although it was decided that Walt was no longer needed.
Walt was devastated and decided from then on that he would only work on the characters he had drawn, for which he had the rights.
Constantly thinking about a mouse character, Walt and he made an introduction to the cartoon world history we all know. He changed the name of the mouse he called Mortimer to Mickey Mouse at his wife’s insistence.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because our curiosity drives us on new paths. We can make all our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
Walt Disney fit many awards such as 5 Oscars and 31 Academy Awards in his 65-year life.
“Laughter is timeless, imagination is ageless, dreams are endless.” -Walt Disney