History Creator / WaltDisney

3rd Dec '16 11:22:32 PM MHarrington
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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Everybody on Earth knows who Disney is. But his actual profession is far more difficult to describe. Many see him as a cartoonist and an animator, yet Disney drew his last drawing in 1926. Others claim he is a film director, but he only directed a minor few of his movies himself. He is often credited as a wonderful creator and storyteller, but most of the character designs, ideas and technical innovations were thought up and done by other people. The best description may be 'film producer', seeing that Walt invested millions of money in his cartoons and used the profits back for new projects. He could also combine the talents of many people and make them enthusiastic for each new project. And of course he was also a voice actor for his own studio, providing Mickey Mouse's vocals until his voice became hoarse from years of smoking.

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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Everybody on Earth knows who Disney is. But his actual profession is far more difficult to describe. Many see him as a cartoonist and an animator, yet Disney drew his last drawing in 1926. Others claim he is a film director, but he only directed a minor few of his movies himself. He is often credited as a wonderful creator and storyteller, but most of the character designs, ideas and technical innovations were thought up and done by other people. The best description may be 'film producer', seeing that Walt invested millions of money in his cartoons and used the profits back for new projects. He could also combine the talents of many people and make them enthusiastic for each new project. And of course he was also a voice actor for his own studio, providing Mickey Mouse's vocals until his voice became hoarse from years of smoking. Walt himself admitted to being asked this question...
-->"You know, I was stumped one day when a little boy asked, 'Do you draw Mickey Mouse?' And I had to admit I do not draw anymore. 'Well then, you think up all the jokes and ideas?' 'No,' I said, 'I don't do that.' Finally, he looked at me and said, 'Mr. Disney, just what do you do?' 'Well,' I said, 'sometimes I think of myself as a little bee. I go from one area of the studio to another and gather pollen, and sort of stimulate everyone. I guess that's the job I do.'"
15th Nov '16 2:22:38 PM Korados
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Walter Elias Disney, America's most famous animator, has quite an interesting history. He started out as a boy who wanted to entertain people. He attempted various careers to find out how best to do that—acting, cartooning, filmmaking—until he decided to try and break into the new and expanding field of animation. Since cartoons were mainly a novelty at the time, he had little trouble absorbing all there was to be known about it, and then he began pushing the envelope. After several of his animators were recruited out from under him, and his [[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit mascot character]] stolen away by his [[Creator/{{Universal}} old employer]], it seemed all hope was lost for this aspiring animator.

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Walter Elias Disney, Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966), America's most famous animator, has quite an interesting history. He started out as a boy who wanted to entertain people. He attempted various careers to find out how best to do that—acting, cartooning, filmmaking—until he decided to try and break into the new and expanding field of animation. Since cartoons were mainly a novelty at the time, he had little trouble absorbing all there was to be known about it, and then he began pushing the envelope. After several of his animators were recruited out from under him, and his [[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit mascot character]] stolen away by his [[Creator/{{Universal}} old employer]], it seemed all hope was lost for this aspiring animator.
26th Oct '16 4:27:33 AM Prinzenick
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Walt firmly believed that animation was a real art form and not just matinee filler, and pushed hard for the medium to be taken seriously. He also unapologetically loved cornball humor (particularly butt jokes) and childrens stories, and his films prominently feature them. He even lampshaded it by admitting he was corny, but so were millions of other people in his audience.
16th Oct '16 12:15:50 PM Hedging
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He is played by Creator/TomHanks in the film ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', about the production of ''Film/MaryPoppins''.

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He is played by Creator/TomHanks in the film ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', about the production of ''Film/MaryPoppins''.
''Film/MaryPoppins''. Thomas Ian Nicholas played him in the film ''Walt Before Mickey'', which is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Walt's early years in animation before creating Mickey and founding his successful independent animation studio.]]

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4th Oct '16 8:58:34 AM erforce
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Perhaps the oddest UrbanLegend that after his death Walt's body was placed in a [[HumanPopsicle cryostasis chamber]] under {{Pirates of the Caribbean}} at Disneyland. (Everyone knows it's really just his head that was frozen in Cinderella's Castle at Disney World, of course. When it's not under Epcot.) The ''actual'' truth is that he was cremated.

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Perhaps the oddest UrbanLegend that after his death Walt's body was placed in a [[HumanPopsicle cryostasis chamber]] under {{Pirates Ride/{{Pirates of the Caribbean}} at Disneyland. (Everyone knows it's really just his head that was frozen in Cinderella's Castle at Disney World, of course. When it's not under Epcot.) The ''actual'' truth is that he was cremated.
9th Sep '16 12:36:55 PM Prinzenick
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** On the [[AccidentalPun comical end]], Walt unapologetically ''loved'' butt jokes, especially ones involving characters getting their butts jabbed, burned or maimed in some way. They're one of the [[http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2012/10/rump_humor_1.html most frequently used gags in his cartoons and animated features]], and many of them have at least one--this kind of humor even popped up in some of his theme park attractions.
7th Sep '16 7:03:12 AM Prinzenick
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* AnimatedAdaptation: The bulk of the 19 animated features made in his lifetime were based on pre-existing stories. The only features he made that weren't based on any pre-existing stories were Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. The bulk of Make Mine Music and Melody Time consist of original story material as well, but have a couple segments based on pre-existing stories, such as Casey at the Bat, Johnny Appleseed, Little Toot and Pecos Bill. Many of the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies were based on classic fairy tales as well.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: The bulk of the 19 animated features made in his lifetime were based on pre-existing stories. The only features he made that weren't based on any pre-existing stories were Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. The bulk of Make Mine Music and Melody Time consist of original story material as well, but have a couple segments based on pre-existing stories, such as Casey at the Bat, Johnny Appleseed, Little Toot and Pecos Bill. Many Several of the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies were based on classic fairy tales as well.
7th Sep '16 6:57:20 AM Prinzenick
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* AnimatedAdaptation: The bulk of the 19 animated features made in his lifetime were based on pre-existing stories. The only features he made that weren't based on any pre-existing stories were Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. The bulk of Make Mine Music and Melody Time consist of original story material as well, but have a couple segments based on pre-existing stories, such as Casey at the Bat, Johnny Appleseed, Little Toot and Pecos Bill. Many of the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies were based on classic fairy tales as well.
23rd Aug '16 4:48:39 PM Mario1995
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Walter Elias Disney, America's most famous animator, has quite an interesting history. He started out as a boy who wanted to entertain people. He attempted various careers to find out how best to do that—acting, cartooning, filmmaking—until he decided to try and break into the new and expanding field of animation. Since cartoons were mainly a novelty at the time, he had little trouble absorbing all there was to be known about it, and then he began pushing the envelope. After several of his animators were recruited out from under him, and his [[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit mascot character]] stolen away, it seemed all hope was lost for this aspiring animator.

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Walter Elias Disney, America's most famous animator, has quite an interesting history. He started out as a boy who wanted to entertain people. He attempted various careers to find out how best to do that—acting, cartooning, filmmaking—until he decided to try and break into the new and expanding field of animation. Since cartoons were mainly a novelty at the time, he had little trouble absorbing all there was to be known about it, and then he began pushing the envelope. After several of his animators were recruited out from under him, and his [[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit mascot character]] stolen away, away by his [[Creator/{{Universal}} old employer]], it seemed all hope was lost for this aspiring animator.
29th Jul '16 9:36:49 AM ThatBitterTase
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* {{Irony}}: "It all started with a mouse." And yet Walt was terrified of mice.
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