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  TIME 100: Walt Disney
But the most significant thing Walt Disney made was a good name for himself.
Serving as a beacon for parents seeking clean, decent entertainment for their children, the Disney logo — a stylized version of the founder's signature--more generally promises us that anything appearing beneath it will not veer too far from the safe, sound and above all cheerful American mainstream, which it defines as much as serves.
The truth about Disney, who was described by an observant writer as "a tall, somber man who appeared to be under the lash of some private demon," is slightly less benign and a lot more interesting.
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  Walt Disney - MSN Encarta
Disney founded entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company and is considered the father of the animation industry.
When Disney was a teenager the family returned to Chicago, where he studied art and photography at McKinley High School and attended night classes at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
Disney animated features of this period included Peter Pan (1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959), One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), and The Sword in the Stone (1963).
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  Walt Disney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walt Disney is particularly noted for being a successful storyteller, a hands-on film producer, and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design.
Walt Disney's ancestors emigrated from Gowran, County Kilkenny in Ireland.
Disney devoted substantial time in his later years funding The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), which was formed in 1961 through a merger of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and the Chouinard Art Institute, which had helped in the training of the animation staff during the 1930s.
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 Walt Disney Biography
Disney's 1945 feature, the musical "The Three Caballeros," combined live action with the cartoon medium, a process he used successfully in such other features as "Song of the South" and the highly acclaimed "Mary Poppins." In all, 81 features were released by the studio during his lifetime.
Walt Disney conceived the new school as a place where all the performing and creative arts would be taught under one roof in a "community of the arts" as a completely new approach to professional arts training.
Walt Disney is a legend and a folk hero of the 20th century.
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 Walt Disney Biography
Walt was one of five children, four boys and a girl.
Walt's brother, Roy O. Disney, was already in California, with an immense amount of sympathy and encouragement, and $250.
Walt Disney's dream of a clean, and organized amusement park, came true, as Disneyland Park opened in 1955.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Disney (Suspended Animation)
Disney's growing preoccupation with his own mortality also led him to explore the science of cryogenics, the freezing of an aging or ill person until such time as the human body can be revived and restored to health.
A marked burial plot, for Walt Disney (and his son-in-law) can be found at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale (the logical resting grounds for someone whose cremation was handled by Forest Lawn's mortuary), and court papers indicate that the Disney estate paid $40,000 to Forest Lawn for interment property.
The reason for Disney's original hospitalization had been announced to the press as "treatment of an old neck injury received while playing polo," and when Disney re-entered the hospital for the final time two weeks before his death, the statement made to the press was that Disney was undergoing "a routine post-operative" checkup.
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 The Walt Disney Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walt Disney Productions owns 34.5 percent of Disneyland, Inc. It increases its stake in 1957 to 65.5 percent, then purchases the remaining shares from ABC in 1960.
Roy E. Disney will act as second in command till a vice president of operations or COO is appointed but will always hold a seat on the board and senior management position with the title Emeritus Director and act as a consultant to the Walt Disney Company.
Disney is one among several American companies lobbying for harsher enforcement of intellectual property around the world and continued copyright term extensions, posing a perceived threat to the existence of the public domain; see Mickey Mouse Protection Act.
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 Disney, Walt
Walt Disney was a visionary filmmaker who brought his film library, his love of technology, and his business sense to American television in the mid-1950s.
Walt Disney and his brother Roy convinced the network to put up $500,000 toward the construction costs for the park, to be called (like the television program) Disneyland, and to guarantee its bank loans.
Disney was still the host of this version of the program at the time of his death in December 1966.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Walt Disney
Walt Disney began hosting a weekly anthology series on ABC named Disneyland after the park, where he showed clips of past Disney productions, gave tours of his studio, and familiarized the public with Disneyland as it was being constructed in Anaheim, California.
Walt Disney World is a popular destination for vacations by tourists worldwide, and Tokyo Disneyland is the most visited theme park in the world (its sister park Tokyo DisneySea is the second).
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are renowned over the world for their attentions to detail, hygiene and standards, all set by Walt Disney at Disneyland.
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 Walt Disney @ Filmbug
Walt Disney was born in Chicago to Elias Disney and Flora Call.
Walt felt that his youthful appearance (he was 25 year old) worked against him during contract negotiations and grew a mustache in an attempt to look older and more serious.
Walt was successful enough to be able to hire his old colleagues Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising, who hadn't been so successful on their own but had improved in skills.
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 Walt Disney
Walt Disney was a pioneering animator, studio executive and the most honored person in the history of the Academy Awards.
Disney also created the "Silly Symphonies" cartoon series, in which the action on the screen is synchronized to match a pre-recorded sound track, rather than the other way around.
Disney's "Fantasia" (1940) was a controversial attempt to use animation to interpret various pieces of classical music, and is now also recognized as a film classic.
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 Disney Dreamer - Walt Disney History
Walt Disney held deep personal beliefs and spoke openly to the author of "Faith is a Star" in 1963 about prayer and church and belief in God.
Walter Elias ("Walt Disney") is born at 1249 Tripp Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Elias and Flora Disney.
Walt moved to the rural area north of Marceline by train from Chicago when Walt Disney was almost five years old.
www.disneydreamer.com /walt/history.htm   (827 words)

  
 Walt Disney Biography
Walt's brother, Roy O. Disney, was already in California, with an immense amount of sympathy and encouragement, and $250.
Disney's 1945 feature, the musical The Three Caballeros, combined live action with the cartoon medium, a process he used successfully in such other features as Song of the South and the highly acclaimed Mary Poppins.
Walt Disney did more to touch the hearts, minds, and emotions of millions of Americans than any other person in the past century.
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 Chronology of the Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney leaves Kansas City, heading to Los Angeles, to be with brother Roy.
Walt Disney writes to Virginia Davis' mother in Kansas City, offering a one year contract for Virginia to star in the new Alice Comedies.
Walt Disney rents a vacant lot at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Rodney Drive for US$10/month for live-action filming of children for the Alice Comedies.
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 Straight Dope Staff Report: Was Walt Disney a fascist?
Disney did have heartfelt opinions about a few things--he was virulently anti-communist and he was suspicious of unions, much like other studio heads of his day.
In 1941, a strike was called against the Disney studios by animators and other artists dissatisfied that they got no onscreen credit for their work and were paid less than animators at other studios.
Walt felt his company was more of a family and that the camaraderie compensated for substandard wages.
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 WDW: Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World (AKA Disneyworld) in Florida is the world's most visited holiday destination, and the top honeymoon destination.
The Disney Attractions section contains information about all of the major Disney theme parks at the Walt Disney World resort, including a list of all of the main attractions at each park.
The Disney Hotels section contains up to date information about the very best hotels that Disney has to offer located in the heart of the Walt Disney World resort.
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 Walt Disney: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
Disney's film elevates the American, Ned Land, a working-class sailor and harpooner, to the level of hero, suggesting that brawn and not brains is the true source of male power.
Disney's interpretation of the peaceful atom, both in the television text and in the theme park narratives, had much in common with other mid-century texts, from world's fairs to popular science books, but the particular contribution of Disney was the metaphor and visual icon of the genie who grants three wishes.
Walt Disney has exploited homosexual and African-American stereotypes in the film 'The Lion King.' This may be seen in Jeremy Iron's rendition of the evil Scar, the meercat, the warthog and Whoopi Goldberg's characterization of the hyenas' leader.
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 Comic creator: Walt Disney
Walt Disney, founder of the world's biggest and most famous comic enterprise, started his career at the age of sixteen by making illustrations for Life magazine.
In 1923, Disney founded the Disney Studios, the precursor of the multi-national which it is today.
In biographies, Walt Disney is characterized as a difficult man who demanded the highest perfection.
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 Walt Disney Biography | Walter Elias Disney Bio | Cartoon | Disney World | Movie | Mickey Mouse | Pluto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois.
After the war, Walt Disney headed to Hollywood with his drawing materials and $40.
Click here to find out how Walt Disney turned his cartoon characters into an amusment park the whole world could enjoy.
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 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: The Walt Disney Company
Disney must accept a cut in his budget, or Mintz would assign Oswald (which the distributor legally controlled) to another studio — and he'd already secured agreements from most of Disney's key employees to man it.
Disney was the first to embrace the new technology, which he did with the third Mickey cartoon, Steamboat Willie (1928), and the effect was little short of electrifying.
Walt Disney died in 1966, but the company he'd founded (which had branched out into live-action films in the 1940s and television in the '50s) continued to grow.
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 The Walt Disney Company - Corporate Information
From a new parade spectacular with dozens of Disney characters to exciting new attractions and an enchanting makeover of Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Resort Paris celebrates its 15th anniversary with a yearlong celebration.
The Walt Disney Signature Collection is Disney's first upscale, non-character adult furniture collection—a collaborative effort between Drexel Heritage and Disney Home.
The initial 12 pieces are inspired by furnishings found in Walt Disney's studio office and living spaces.
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 Walt Disney Studios
Disney's very first studio (where he made "Snow White" and such early animated shorts as "The Three Little Pigs") was located just east of downtown Los Angeles, at 2719 Hyperion Avenue (near Los Feliz Blvd).
In 1937, needing to expand, Disney used the profits from "Snow White" to buy 51 acres in Burbank (in the Valley), where he built a state-of-the-art animation studio, next to Warner Bros Studios and NBC Studios.
The studio is bordered by Buena Vista Street on the west, Keystone on the east, Alameda Avenue on the north, and Riverside Drive on the south.
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 Amazon.com: Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination: Books: Neal Gabler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Walt Disney suffered a nervous breakdown in 1931 and descended into depression after the war, concentrating his attention on model trains rather than on motion pictures.
Disney had his head in the clouds, and his brother Roy, who played the father's role to his sibling since childhood, was a major reason why Walt's feet were kept on the ground.
Walt Disney was always more interested in "the next thing," and making money on a venture was usually just a way to finance his projects.
www.amazon.com /Walt-Disney-Triumph-American-Imagination/dp/067943822X   (3232 words)

  
 Walt Disney World : Introduction | Frommers.com
Disney, searching for an East Coast location for his second theme park, decided Orlando was just the place he was looking for.
Unfortunately, Walt Disney was never able to see his dream come to life, as he passed away in 1966, just five years shy of the opening of what, to this day, still is the world's most spectacular theme park -- Walt Disney World.
Disney's legacy, while commercialized over the years, has practically become a right of passage, not to mention a national shrine to which visitors flock by the millions.
www.frommers.com /destinations/waltdisneyworld/0549010001.html   (1216 words)

  
 Walt Disney | American Animator and Film Producer
Disney is the creator of the world-famous cartoon character, Mickey Mouse.
This elaborately illustrated volume tells the story of Walt Disney and chronicles the dramatic resurgence of the company he founded as it grew under new management.
Based on hours of interviews and discussions with present and former Disney employees, "Inside the Magic Kingdom" discloses the secrets behind the theme park's success and explains why more than two-thirds of its 30 million guests are repeat customers.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/95dec/disney.html   (427 words)

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