History's HEROES? Dated 1901 - 1966

Walter Elias Disney

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Location

Hermosa, Illinois
Where he was born in.

Achievements

  • Disney Land
  • First Cartoons
  • Impacted America even after death
  • Started Disney and lead the way for Cartoons.

Characteristics

  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
  • Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Kind and compassionate

External link

Visit Walt Disney Biography

The guy who start cartoons.

Walt Disney created a theme park like no other. Back then theme parks were bad, dirty and unsafe. But this was a Clean park with fun rides. He also created the first cartoons, giving fun and happiness across America.

Description of the hero and their life: Walt grew up with a love for drawing and painting. He also like trains and would spend his summers with his uncle Mike Martin, selling food and learning about how they worked. Walt dropped out of school to join the army but was rejected for being an under aged drop out. But he still got to France driving an ambulance for the Red Cross. He got back and joined the newspaper and met cartoonist Ubbe. Walt then moved on to doing commercial ads and cut outs. He then made his own animation business and hired Fred Harmon. Walt went to the local theatre to show his cartoons 'laugh-o-grams'. These became hugely popular and he even got his own studio but eventually became in debt and filed for bankruptcy. Then he and his brother pooled their money and went to Hollywood. In Hollywood he met Ubbe again and open up the business making cartoons again. They struck a deal in New York where he sold his 'Alice' cartoons for $1,500 a piece. He then Hired Lillians Barns and then after a short time they married. Suddenly they found out the rights to their stuff had been stolen, along with almost all the animators so Walt pitched Mickey Mouse and he wasn't a hit at first but then sound was added and Walt as Steamboat Willie's voice was a hit.

Life in Walter Elias Disney's world

Walt had to deal with bankruptcy and even getting his rights stolen from under his nose. He was always drawing and sketching ideas and pitch ideas for the park and for cartoons.

Was Walter Elias Disney a Hero?

  • He impacted America
  • Made the first safe theme park
  • Led the way for animators
  • And was just plain awesome

Things you might not know about Walter Elias Disney

He was the original voice behind Mickey Mouse.
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