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About Walt Disney
Walt Disney was an American businessman, animator and film producer known for co-founding the legendary The Walt Disney Company. He was instrumental in the creation of famous fictional characters such as Mickey Mouse and Goofy. He is regarded as one of the most influential figures in both the animation and entertainment industry.
He is the son of Flora and Elias Disney. He married Lillian Bounds in 1925. The couple had their first child, Diane in 1933. The couple later adopted Sharon, born in 1936.
He won a total of 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, four honorary Academy Awards and seven Emmy Awards. He was the recipient of the Légion d'Honneur by France and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1935 and 1964 respectively.
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Famous quotes by Walt Disney
A man should never neglect his family for business.Walt Disney
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.Walt Disney
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.Walt Disney
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.Walt Disney
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.Walt Disney
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.Walt Disney
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.Walt Disney
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.Walt Disney
I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.Walt Disney
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.Walt Disney
I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.Walt Disney
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.Walt Disney
I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.Walt Disney
I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.Walt Disney
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.Walt Disney
I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life... it's money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.Walt Disney
If you can dream it, you can do it.Walt Disney
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.Walt Disney
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.Walt Disney
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.Walt Disney
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.Walt Disney
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.Walt Disney
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.Walt Disney
We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster - closed and forgotten within the first year.Walt Disney
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.Walt Disney
You can't just let nature run wild.Walt Disney
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.Walt Disney
You reach a point where you don't work for money.Walt Disney
Walt Disney's Popularity
Walt Disney was a famous American animator, director, screenwriter, and producer, co-founded The Walt Disney Company, who was born on December 5, 1901. As a person born on this date, Walt Disney is listed in our database as the 2nd most popular celebrity for the day (December 5) and the 1st most popular for the year (1901).
People born on December 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Walt Disney is the 29th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Walt Disney's birthday, Walt Disney is the 283rd most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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