All Our Dreams Can Come True

All our dreams can come true
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“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

Walter Elias “Walt Disney” is an American animator, film and television producer, and business magnate. Disney has been referred as an inspirational story of success time and again. He faced numerous setbacks before reaching his goal.

Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1901. He developed interest in drawing at a young age. He sold drawings and pictures to family and friends then. While in high school, he took up photography and drawing while attending Chicago Art Institute at night.

He opened his first animation studio, Laugh-O-Grams, in 1921 where they started the Laugh-O-Grams cartoons. Their animations screened in a local theater. However, after a few years the studio was in debt and Disney declared bankruptcy.

He and his brother, Roy Disney, moved to Hollywood to start Disney Brothers Studios. In 1926, Disney created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Later on, he discovered that Margaret Winkler and her husband had stolen the rights to Oswald and hired his artists from under him. This led him to produce cartoons to feature a character that he has been working on, Mickey Mouse.

Steamboat Willie featured Mickey Mouse with Disney’s voice. This became an instant hit. Mickey Mouse was the cornerstone of Disney’s success. His character was kept consistent throughout the films. Mickey was the character that introduced sound to cartoons.

Disney is a creative animator and has surpassed many of life’s challenges. He won 22 Academy Awards throughout his career. Today, the Disney Empire is worth billions of dollars and includes multiple television networks, amusement parks, motion picture studios, and record labels.

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