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Biography

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Walt Disney
American Animator and Film Producer

1901 - 1966

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, to his father Elias Disney, and mother Flora Call Disney.

Disney and his brother Roy created a small Animation Company in Hollywood, California.

Disney is the creator of the world-famous cartoon character, Mickey Mouse. Besides Mickey Mouse, Disney created such cartoon characters as Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. Winner of a record 30 Academy Awards, he created the first full-length animated feature films, beginning with "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in 1937, and including "Pinocchio" in 1938 and "Bambi" in 1942. He also made "true-life" adventure films including "Davy Crockett" in 1955.

In addition to animation and movies, Disney launched two amusement parks : Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. Since his death in 1966 the Disney Company has opened Disneyland Paris in France.

Walt Disney is a legend ; a folk hero of the 20th century. His world-wide popularity was based upon the ideals which his name represents : imagination, optimism, and creation.1

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