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Walt Disney

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Listen to An Interview with Walt Disney


      Have you ever been to Disney Land or seen the Disney Channel? Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck are all characters that Walt Disney created. Walt Disney’s accomplishments still affect people today.  People still enjoy his characters, watching his movies and attending his theme parks.  Walt Disney is someone that kids my age can look up to. 

        Walt Disney was born in December 5, 1901 in Chicago with three brothers and one sister.  His mom’s name is Flora and his Dad’s name is Elias.  His mom taught him how to read he did not go to school until he was 7 so his sister and he could in the same grade.  One time Walt was 7 he and his sister got some tar and drew on the side of their house, thinking it would come off with water.  Another way that shows that Walt likes art is that he carved his initials in his school desk.  Walt had to move to Missouri at age 16, because his dad got sick.  He studied art in Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design.  When Walt was growing up is best friend name was Pfeiffer how worked with Walt later on.  Walt was a Newsboy, and he sold refreshments to train passenger’s.  He even changed his birthday to 1900 so he could be in war. Walt’s dream when he was growing up was to go to Hollywood.

        Walt Disney married Lily Bounds in 1925. In 1928 Mickey Mouse was shown on Steamboat Willy. It was the first cartoon to have sound with a picture. It was a success. Walt adopted Sharon, his daughter, in 1936.  

        Walt worked at an advertisement company and quit to make cartoons. UB I. Workers and Walt started their own business and Walt became an animator. The Jungle Book was the last animated feature Walt made. Walt wanted to call Mickey Mouse “Mouse Mortimer” but his wife wanted to name it “Mickey Mouse.” When Disneyland first opened, it was a disaster. There were traffic jams, rides that didn’t work, and people snuck in. After time, they got the kinks worked out. For all of Walt’s contributions, he won 26 Oscar Awards.

        Next time you go to Disneyland or Disneyworld, you know a little bit about the man who started it all.     




Schroeder, Russell.  Walt Disney His Life in Pictures. New York: Disney Press, 1996.


“Disney, Walt.”  World Book 2002. Work Book Inc, 2002.


“Walt Disney biography.”  3/31/2010.  http://biography.com.  


Comments (7)

Jhensy said

at 10:18 am on Apr 20, 2010

I hope you have fun studing your person

Amelia said

at 10:16 am on Apr 21, 2010

jonathan i'm glad you got him for famous americans he sounds so intresting i know you like to draw and when he was allive so did he........ HAVE FUN!!!!!!!=))))))))))))))))

Ivey said

at 4:30 pm on Apr 22, 2010


Belma said

at 9:59 pm on Apr 27, 2010

great job. love the picture and have a great time studying himm. :}}}}}

RebeccaM said

at 6:35 pm on May 4, 2010

Love the information keep up the good work Ms. Schunk

Ivey said

at 5:43 pm on May 5, 2010

wow, great picture i hope you have fun ... good luck!

Jhensy said

at 12:17 pm on Jun 4, 2010

I hoppe you have fun studing your person!

What are some facts you learned about Walt disney?
Did he make anyother cartoon charecters otherthan the ones on disney?

Comment Wilma Rudolph when you have your answer!

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