Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States at Hermosa. Walt Disney net worth is $5 Billion. Walt Disney is United States of America born Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Film director, Entrepreneur, Voice Actor, Entertainer, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Editor. Walt Disney has been seen in movies Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Dumbo, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, The Sword in the Stone, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Saludos Amigos, Song of ....

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Full NameWalt Disney
Net Worth$5 Billion
Date Of Birth January 1, 1970
Age50 years 10 months
DiedDecember 15, 1966, Burbank, California, United States
Place Of BirthHermosa
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionFilm Producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Film director, Entrepreneur, Voice Actor, Entertainer, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Editor
EducationBenton Grammar School, Kansas City Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseLillian Disney (m. 1925–1966)
ChildrenDiane Disney Miller, Sharon Mae Disney
ParentsFlora Call Disney, Elias Disney
SiblingsRoy O. Disney, Ruth Flora Disney, Raymond Arnold Disney, Herbert Arthur Disney, Roy O. Disney, Ruth Flora Disney, Raymond Arnold Disney, Herbert Arthur Disney
NicknamesWalter Elias Disney , Retlaw Yensid , Retlaw Elias Yensid , Mr. Disney , Uncle Walt , Disney Walt , Walter Disney , Walter Elias "Walt" Disney , Mickey Mouse
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), Presidential Medal of Freedom, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Academy Honorary Award, Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action), Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Irving G. Thalberg ...
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Most Outstanding New Personality, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievements In Entertainment, Academy Aw...
MoviesCinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Dumbo, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, The Sword in the Stone, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Saludos Amigos, Song of ...
TV ShowsGirl Meets World, Jessie, Austin & Ally, Liv and Maddie, Hannah Montana, That's So Raven, Lizzie McGuire, Kim Possible, K.C. Undercover, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Phineas and Ferb, Good Luck Charlie, Dog with a Blog, Bunk'd, Gravity Falls, Shake It Up, Even Stevens, A....
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Quotes of Walt Disney

1We don't actually make films for children, but we make films that children can enjoy along with the parents.
2I believe in the family unit. I believe in the family having fun together, enjoying things together, which is what Disneyland is.
3[observation, 1940] 'Fantasia' merely makes our other pictures look immature and suggests for the first time what the future of this medium may well turn out to be. What I see way off there is too nebulous to describe. But it looks big and glittering. That's what I like about this business, the certainty that there is something bigger and more exciting just around the bend - and the uncertainty of everything else.
4[Being a celebrity] doesn't even seem to keep the fleas off our dogs - and if being a celebrity won't give me an advantage over a couple of fleas, then I guess there can't be much in being a celebrity after all.
5We don't make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
6As long as there is imagination left in the world, Disneyland will never be complete.
7I think the picture would have done better with a different title. Girls and women went to it, but men tended to stay away because it sounded sweet and sticky. - On Pollyanna (1960)
8Every time they make a pornographic film, I make money.
9The proper comedy for the screen is visual. Films try to get too many laughs out of the dialogue. We use pantomime not wisecracks. Portrayal of human sensations by inanimate objects such as steam shovels and rocking-chairs never fail to provoke laughter. Human distress exemplified by animals is sure-fire. A bird that jumps after swallowing a grasshopper is a natural. Surprise is always provocative.
10Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
11[to director Richard Fleischer, who made 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) for Disney, on how to be successful] Well, then, why don't you do as I do? Let somebody else do all the work and you take all the credit.
12You know, every once in a while I just fire everybody, then I hire them back in a couple of weeks. That way they don't get too complacent. It keeps them on their toes.
13I sell corn, and I love corn.
14People like to think their world is somehow more grown up than Papa's was.
15[on the Order of DeMolay, a Masonic youth organization] I feel a great sense of obligation and gratitude toward the Order of DeMolay for the important part it played in my life. Its precepts have been invaluable in making decisions, facing dilemmas and crises. DeMolay stands for all that is good for the family and for our country. I feel privileged to have enjoyed membership in DeMolay.
16in the book "The Humour of Sex" by Robert Hale] I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
17It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
18I happen to be an inquisitive guy and when I see things I don't like, I start thinking why do they have to be like this and how can I improve them.
19I hope we'll never lose sight of one thing--that it was all started by a mouse.
20I'm not interested in pleasing the critics. I'll take my chances pleasing the audiences.
21I'd rather entertain and hope that people learn, than teach and hope that people are entertained.
22I don't make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures.

Quick Facts of Walt Disney

1$5,166 /week
2$3,000 /week
3Walt Disney smoked three packs of unfiltered cigarettes a day throughout his adult life, a habit he never tried to quit. His favorite brands were the now-defunct Sweet Caporal, Camels, and Lucky Strikes. He also acquired a fondness for Gitanes (a French import) following a visit to Europe. When the U.S. Surgeon General issued the landmark 1964 report that first linked tobacco-use with ill health, Walt's daughter Diane Disney bought him cartons of filtered cigarettes and made him promise to smoke them. He did - but only after tearing off the filters. His rationale was, "I promised her I'd use them, but I didn't tell her how I would use them." Walt died from lung cancer two years later.
4When Walt Disney picked up his honorary Oscar statuettes for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), he told the Academy Award audience about _Pinocchio_ which was still in production, holding their attention for a full 25 minutes.
5Greatly disliked being called ''Mr Disney'' and would insist on being referred to by his first name by employees. Occasionally when he was referred to as ''Mr Disney'', he'd say something along the lines of "Please, call me Walt. The only Mr. at the Disney Studios is our lawyer, Mr. Lessing.".
6Exotic Animal Trainer Ralph Helfer supplied many of the animals for Walt Disney's films.
7When Walt Disney was on the set of The Monkey's Uncle (1965), Judy the Chimpanzee who played "Stanley" liked to come over to his Director's Chair and sit in his lap.
8Disney's last words before dying of lung cancer were Kurt Russell written on a piece of paper.
9Inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 2015.
10Voice of 'Mickey Mouse' from 1928-1947.
11Dropped out of high school to join the Army.
12Tom Hanks is a distant relative of Walt Disney. Hanks portrayed Walt Disney in the 2013 film Saving Mr. Banks (2013).
13Even though Walt himself never knew it, Merlin in The Sword in the Stone (1963) was modeled after him. Story writer Bill Peet saw them both as ill-tempered, mischievous, and completely brilliant.
14His favorite song was "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins (1964). When he was depressed Walt would call Richard M. Sherman to his office and have him play the song. According to Sherman, the song held special meaning for Disney; he considered it to be a perfect summation of the spirit of his company, and why he created Walt Disney Pictures in the first place.
15Died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center of circulatory collapse brought on by lung cancer. He was pronounced dead at 9:30 on the morning of December 15th, 1966, just ten days after his 65th birthday. Despite the urban legend that he was cryogenically frozen, Disney was in fact cremated on December 17th, 1966 and had his ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
16Despite the fact that he hosted his television show for more than 12 years and was one of the most recognizable figures in the world, Disney appeared on-camera in only one of his films, The Reluctant Dragon (1941).
17Met Ray Kroc while both were training to drive ambulances for the Red Cross during World War I; the War ended before they could be sent overseas. Years later, Kroc, now CEO of McDonald's, approached Disney about opening a McDonald's at Disneyland, which Disney was in the process of building. But the deal fell through when Kroc refused Disney's demand to increase the price of McDonald's French fries from 10 to 15 cents.
18Disney was long rumored to be anti-Semitic during his lifetime, and such rumors have persisted after his death. Disney's 2006 biographer Neal Gabler, the first writer to gain unrestricted access to the Disney archives, concluded that available evidence does not support such accusations. "That's one of the questions everybody asks me," Gabler said in a CBS interview. "My answer to that is, not in the conventional sense that we think of someone as being an anti-Semite. But he got the reputation because, in the 1940s, he got himself allied with a group called the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, which was an anti-Communist and anti-Semitic organization. And though Walt himself, in my estimation, was not anti-Semitic, nevertheless, he willingly allied himself with people who were anti-Semitic, and that reputation stuck. He was never really able to expunge it throughout his life." Disney ultimately distanced himself from the Motion Picture Alliance in the 1950s. The Walt Disney Family Museum acknowledges that Disney did have "difficult relationships" with some Jewish men, and that ethnic stereotypes common to films of the 1930s were included in some early cartoons, such as Three Little Pigs; but points out that he employed Jews throughout his career, and was named "Man Of The Year" in 1955 by the B'nai B'rith chapter in Beverly Hills.
19His favorite films he produced were Bambi (1942) and Dumbo (1941). He also held Fantasia (1940) and Mary Poppins (1964) in very high regard.
20Built a life-size train set surrounding his house in Holmby Hills, CA.
21Very opposed to Hollywood's monopolistic film production market in the 1930s. He became one of the founding members of the Society for Independent Motion Picture Producers.
22Fourteen of the seventeen animated films produced during Disney's lifetime, were drawn from European legends and fables.
23Served as a "friendly witness" before the House Committee for Unamerican Activities (HUAC) in 1947.
24The day that he opened Disneyland in Anaheim, a plumber's strike broke out and water pressure was restricted to avoid plumbing problems. Disney had to choose between either water fountains or toilets, there wasn't enough water for both. He chose toilets, causing one reporter to half-jokingly quip, "Walt's trying to force us to buy Coca-Cola.".
25Before his 35th birthday, his brother Roy encouraged employees to throw the boss a surprise party. Two of the animators thought it would be hilarious to make a short movie of Mickey and Minnie Mouse "consummating their relationship." When Disney saw the animation at the party, he feigned laughter and playfully asked who made the film. As soon as the two animators came forward, he fired them on the spot and left.
26Although he wore a mustache all his life, he forbade his employees to wear them, not wanting to compromise on the "clean-cut image" that the Disney company had. In the early 1940s he made exceptions for two favored staff members, Ub Iwerks and animator Bill Tytla.
27Survived the 1918 flu.
28Among his favorite desserts were lemon meringue pie and chocolate ice cream soda.
29Personally disliked Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953) because of the lack of "heart" and "warmth" in their main characters. Was very sad about the unfavorable reception of Fantasia (1940) as he was proud of the film. Ironically, the first re-issue of Fantasia (1940) after his death was the first time it turned a profit.
30Became friends with Charles Chaplin during their respective days at United Arists in the 1930s; Disney credited Chaplin for helping him correctly pace his feature films.
31Good friend of Art Linkletter.
32Walt's ancestors were named d'Isigny, and came from Isigny-sur-Mer in Normandy, France. In 1066, two soldiers, Hughes d'Isigny and his son Robert, fought with William the Conqueror during the conquest of England. After the conquest, Hughes d'Isigny and his son decided to stay in England. Their name was, over the generations, transformed into "Disney". In the XVII century, a branch of the Disney family emigrated to Ireland. In 1834, Arundel Elias Disney and his brother Robert emigrated from Kilkenny County, Ireland, to Northern America with their families. They left Liverpool and arrived to New York on October 3rd. Once in America, the two brothers parted. Robert established himself in a farm in the Midwest, whereas Arundel decided to reach Goderich Township, Ontario.
33Has a record of 59 Oscar-nominations.
34Disney's record-breaking streaks of consecutive Oscar wins include: 1934-1940 (7) and 1951-1956 (6).
35Theme parks Disneyland and Disneyworld are respectively located in Orange County (Anaheim, California) and Orange County (Orlando, Florida).
36Disney is credited as Retlaw Yensid for Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966)'s original story. The pseudonym is Walter Disney reversed. The Disney family's company was named Retlaw Enterprises, Disney's first full name reversed.
37Served in a Red Cross unit with Ray Kroc, future founder of the McDonald's fast food chain.
38He refused to allow Alfred Hitchcock to film at Disneyland in the early 1960s, because Hitchcock had made "that disgusting movie Psycho (1960).".
39Disney had been in bad health for a few months, before he finally entered St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California, on 2 November 1966, complaining of pain in his neck and back. An X-ray revealed a tumor on his left lung and surgery was advised. Disney, however, checked out to finish some studio business and re-entered the hospital on 6 November. Surgery was performed the next day and his left lung was found to be entirely cancerous and was removed.
40The last animated movie he ever put his personal touch on was The Jungle Book (1967).
41Supported Ronald Reagan's run for governor of California in 1966.
42Was first nominated for an Oscar (as producer) in 1932, the year he also got the honorary award for creating Mickey Mouse. From that year until 1965 (the year before his death), Disney received one or more Academy Award nominations every year except 1933 and 1941.
43Wanted to name Mickey Mouse "Mortimer Mouse" when he drew him. He showed the picture to his wife and his wife did not like the idea and told him to name him "Mickey Mouse". Some historians believe that Mickey's name was inspired from a toy mouse by Performo Toy Company named "Micky" (spelled without an "e"), which was extremely popular and had already been selling at the time when Disney was developing his Mickey Mouse.
44He was one of the founding members of the right-wing Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals in February 1944, along with Robert Taylor, Adolphe Menjou, Sam Wood, Norman Taurog, Gary Cooper, Clarence Brown and Clark Gable.
45In 1964, Disney was one of several Americans chosen by President Lyndon Johnson to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. The award ceremony was held at the White House on 14 September 1964. The urban myth that Disney wore a "Vote for Goldwater" button during the ceremony to endorse Johnson's opponent in the upcoming election, Republican Barry Goldwater, is completely false and has been debunked many times.
46Although he has been called politically conservative, actually voted mainly for Democrats until the 1940 presidential election. This was a main reason why he was asked by HUAC to testify, and was always particularly anti-communist, because his worst nightmare was being called one.
47Profiled in in J.A. Aberdeen's "Hollywood Renegades: The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers.".
48Uncle of Marjorie Sewell.
49Brother-in-law of Hazel Sewell.
50According to former Disney animators, the whispered code that Walt Disney was nearby was "Man is in the forest," a sly reference to the film Bambi (1942).
51He also founded the motion picture distribution company Buena Vista Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of his empire. His empire now includes Hollywood Pictures Company and its specialty films unit; Caravan Pictures; Touchstone Pictures; Miramax Films Corporation and its specialty films unit, Dimension Films; American Broadcasting Company (ABC), ABC Family Channel, and ESPN.
52Was awarded an honorary Oscar "For the creation of Mickey Mouse" by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at the fifth Awards ceremony held on November 10, 1932, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. It was only the second honorary Oscar yet awarded by the Academy. The recipient of the first honorary Oscar, Charles Chaplin, was supposed to present the award to Disney, but he stayed home that night.
53His father, Elias Disney, was a professional carpenter by trade who, among other things, worked on the construction of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the prototype for all World's Fairs to follow. When Walt and his brother Roy O. Disney were boys, their father would tell them of the many wonders of the Fair, such as the first ferris wheel, thus inspiring the dreams that would make them both successful as adults.
54On November 13, 1986, he was a member of the first group to be inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame.
55Received the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1931.
56Was initiated into DeMolay at the Mother Chapter in Kansas City Missouri, in 1920.
57He got his idea and inspiration for Disneyland, when he visited the "Tivoli"-park in Denmark.
58He often called composer Richard M. Sherman into his office to play the piano for him. His favorite song was Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins (1964).
59In his autobiography, one-time Disney storyboard artist Bill Peet essentially described Walt Disney as a chain-smoking "work-a-holic" who was prone to strong mood swings.
60He was a chain smoker. He avoided smoking when he was in public view, especially where he might be seen by children. His smokers' cough often heralded his arrival in a particular wing of the studio, allowing off-task employees time to get on task.
61It is Hollywood legend that, lying on his deathbed at St. Jospeh's Hospital in Burbank (across the street from the Disney Studios) his last words were about how shabby the studio's water tower looked. Visible from a nearby freeway, towering above the backlot, it is adorned with the image of his most beloved creation, Mickey Mouse. In adherance with what they believed were their founder's last wishes, studio executives have made sure the water tower was regularly repainted since he died in 1966.
62Was a major contributor to the success of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, primarily via his creative use of audio-animatronics (lifelike, internally animated figures). Among other things, he designed the Carousel of Progress for the General Electric exhibit, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln for the State of Illinois exhibit, and, most enduringly, It's a Small World for Pepsi Cola. One of the most popular attractions at the Fair, featuring animated figures of children from all over the world, the latter has since successfully established itself as a perennial crowd-pleaser at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. All three exhibits were transformed into attractions at Disneyland. Only the Carousel of Progress is not still open. It was closed to be turned into America Sings in Tomorrowland.
63His grandfather lived in Ontario, Canada. From there he moved to the United States.
64In 1981, Walt Disney Productions (now The Walt Disney Company) purchased the rights to the Disney name from Retlaw Enterprises, the Disney family's company. Retlaw is Walter spelled backwards.
65Pictured on a 6¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor, 11 September 1968.
66After adapting Ludwig van Beethoven's 6th Symphony for the soundtrack of Fantasia (1940), he exclaimed, "Gee! This'll make Beethoven!".
67Was dyslexic.
68Son of Elias Disney and Flora Disney.
69Brother of Herbert Disney, Raymond Disney, Roy O. Disney and Ruth Disney.
70Nephew of Robert Disney.
71Grandfather of Christopher Disney Miller, Joanna Miller, Tamara Scheer, Jennifer Miller-Goff, Walter Elias Disney Miller, Ronald Miller, Victoria Brown.
72Daughter Sharon Disney was adopted.
73Walt's father was born in Bluevale, Ontario, Canada, to Irish parents; he also had distant English ancestry. Walt's mother was born in Ohio, of German, English, and distant Scottish, descent. The Disney family came from Kilkenny, Ireland. They settled in County Kilkenny to escape religious persecution and later traveled to America.
74Tribute in the Memory of Film section at the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium. [2001]
75Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, an Army draft notice, addressed to Mr. Donald Duck, was delivered to the Disney studios.
76Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in 1993.
77The name Donald Duck is frequently written in on voting ballots in Scandinavian countries as a protest vote.
78Donald Duck's birthday is June 9, 1934, the date when The Wise Little Hen (1934) was released.
79Mickey Mouse's birthday is November 18, 1928, the date when Steamboat Willie (1928) was released.
80Reports surfaced that shortly after his death, Disney Company executive board members were shown a short film that Disney had made before his death, where he addressed the board members by name, telling each of them what was expected of them. The film ended with Disney saying, "I'll be seeing you."
81Was a frequent target of satire by animator Jay Ward.
82Reportedly, his famous trademark signature was designed for him by one of his animators.
83Chose Anaheim, California for the location of Disneyland after demographics experts convinced him it would become a major population center within 10 years. They were right.
84In the animated short Mickey's Rival (1936), a character named Mortimer Mouse was modeled after him.
85Worked as a paperboy as a youth.
86Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000 for the multiplane camera.
87Father of Diane Disney (born December 18, 1933).
88Became interested in personalizing animals' characters after carelessly killing a small owl as a young boy. He felt deeply remorseful and guilty and vowed never again to kill a living creature.
89Identified as the founder of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in film clips shown in the queue area of Rocket Rods (formerly, the CircleVision 360 Theater) at Disneyland.
90Holds the record of winning the most Academy Awards with 22 wins in competitive categories. Additionally, he won three honorary Oscars and an Irving Thalberg Memorial Award.
91Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA. Facing the Freedom Mausoleum, to your left hand side are two small private gardens. His is the one farthest back. Plaque is on the wall behind the trees (to your left standing at the gate).
92As a teenager, Walt Disney was a member of the Order of DeMolay, a youth organization affiliated with Free Masons.
93Father-in-law of Ron Miller (married to his daughter Diane Disney).
94Active anti-communist.
95Disney's death spawned two rumors that became urban legends. The first is that he had his body cryogenically frozen. The second held that he was buried somewhere on the grounds of Disneyland. Both rumors are completely untrue. Disney was cremated and his ashes interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
96Death caused by circulatory failure due to complications from lung cancer.
97Born at 12:30am-CST.
98Wife Lillian Disney passed away. [December 1997]

Trademarks of Walt Disney

1Films often begin with an opening storybook.
2Distinctive, deep voice
3Animated Films
4His moustache
5Main characters using big white gloves (Example: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Peter Pete, Jiminy Cricket, etc.)
6Happy endings on all pictures produced by himself (also posthumous and actual works).

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