History Creator / WaltDisney

26th Apr '16 11:07:19 AM KingClark
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* FamousLastWords: His last words were simply "Creator/KurtRussell" scrawled on a piece of paper. [[RiddleForTheAges Nobody, include Kurt himself, knows what it means]], but the most likely theory is that it was some movie idea that the young Russell would have been perfect for.

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* FamousLastWords: His last words were simply "Creator/KurtRussell" scrawled on a piece of paper. [[RiddleForTheAges Nobody, include including Kurt himself, knows knew what it means]], meant]], but the most likely theory is that it was some movie idea that the young Russell would have been perfect for.
26th Apr '16 11:02:00 AM KingClark
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* BerserkButton: '''Unions'''. Walt '''hated''' artists who attempted to unionize the studio and never forgave Art Babbitt for starting the Infamous Strike.
** A possibly apocryphal story alleges that two animators created a cartoon of Mickey and Minnie "consummating their relationship" and played it for Walt at his birthday party. Walt laughed along with everyone else, they praised the animation and asked who did it. When the two came forward, Walt fired them immediately and left the building.

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'''Unions'''. Walt '''hated''' artists who attempted to unionize the studio and never forgave Art Babbitt for starting the Infamous Strike.
** A possibly apocryphal story alleges that two animators created a cartoon of Mickey and Minnie "consummating "[[CoitusEnsues consummating their relationship" relationship]]" and played it for Walt at his birthday party. Walt laughed along with everyone else, they praised the animation and asked who did it. When the two came forward, Walt fired them immediately and left the building.
14th Feb '16 8:52:40 PM BlackBaroness
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* ShootTheDog: He sabotaged his relationship with P.T. Trevors in order to make ''Film/MaryPoppins'' the classic it ultimately became.
7th Feb '16 4:07:23 PM nombretomado
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Walt Disney's animation studio, [[Creator/{{Disney}}the Walt Disney Productions]], which he founded with his brother Roy, became a pop culture phenomenon. Mickey Mouse became beloved by children everywhere during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, and soon after his ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' short met similar fame and success. Then, Disney decided that short cartoons weren't enough, considering the set fees for that format could not cover their big budgets enough for good profits, and that he would gamble on making a feature-length film. At the time, some scoffed at the plan, calling it "Disney's Folly" and saying the animation wunderkind had bitten off more than he could chew. They were quickly silenced when they saw [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the movie]] (or, perhaps even more importantly, its ''profits''). Seventy years later, it is number 34 in the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Films list, and the only one to be animated.

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Walt Disney's animation studio, [[Creator/{{Disney}}the Walt Disney Productions]], which he founded with his brother Roy, became a pop culture phenomenon. Mickey Mouse became beloved by children everywhere during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, and soon after his ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' short met similar fame and success. Then, Disney decided that short cartoons weren't enough, considering the set fees for that format could not cover their big budgets enough for good profits, and that he would gamble on making a feature-length film. At the time, some scoffed at the plan, calling it "Disney's Folly" and saying the animation wunderkind had bitten off more than he could chew. They were quickly silenced when they saw [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the movie]] (or, perhaps even more importantly, its ''profits''). Seventy years later, it is number 34 in the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Films list, and the only one to be animated.
15th Jan '16 11:47:51 PM Anddrix
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[[SarcasmMode If you haven't]] [[ViewersAreMorons already guessed at]] [[SpoiledByTheFormat his identity]], he was '''Walter Elias Disney''' (December 5, 1901 -- December 15, 1966).

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[[SarcasmMode If you haven't]] [[ViewersAreMorons already guessed at]] at [[SpoiledByTheFormat his identity]], he was '''Walter Elias Disney''' (December 5, 1901 -- December 15, 1966).
14th Jan '16 10:11:28 PM ChrisInMI
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* ParentalIssues: Disney's father was a stern, cold man who beat his children and made them do work in order to earn money. Walt loved his mother though and was heartbroken when she died in 1938. His father passed away in 1941. Interestingly enough many of the films Disney made around this time are very emotional ComingOfAge stories about children losing either their mother or father: ''Pinocchio'' (1940), ''Dumb''o (1941), ''Bambi'' (1942),...

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* ParentalIssues: Disney's father was a stern, cold man who beat his children and made them do work in order to earn money. Walt loved his mother though and was heartbroken when she died in 1938.1938 - particularly because he felt responsible, since it was his workers who'd apparently caused the mishap that led to her death. His father passed away in 1941. Interestingly enough many of the films Disney made around this time are very emotional ComingOfAge stories about children losing either their mother or father: ''Pinocchio'' (1940), ''Dumb''o (1941), ''Bambi'' (1942),...
14th Jan '16 10:05:27 PM ChrisInMI
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* StandardSnippet: Long before Carl Stalling (WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes) made it into an art form Disney short cartoons were using countless classical music melodies as background music for certain situations.

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* StandardSnippet: Long before Carl Stalling (WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes) made it into an art form Disney short cartoons were using countless classical music melodies as background music for certain situations. The man responsible for much of this in the Disney catalog, until his departure from the studio in 1930, was none other than Stalling himself.



** Leaving shortly after Iwerks was Carl Stalling, who composed and/or arranged the music for early Mickey Mouse shorts (including "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo," hailed as "Mickey's Theme Song") and Silly Symphonies and even provided the Mouse's voice on one occasion. Reportedly Stalling was upset because he felt he was not getting the credit he was due for his contributions (even "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo" had been copyrighted in Walt's name alone). (He did return briefly to perform on the soundtrack of "Three Little Pigs.") Stalling would later say in interviews, though, that Walt seemed to harbor no obvious bitterness toward him for leaving and that the two men had had friendly interaction in later years.

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** Leaving shortly after Iwerks was Carl Stalling, who composed and/or arranged the music for in addition to his work as a composer and arranger on early Mickey Mouse shorts and Silly Symphonies (including the song "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo," hailed as "Mickey's Theme Song") and Silly Symphonies and Mickey's theme song) had even provided the Mouse's voice voiced Mickey himself on one occasion. Reportedly occasion. Stalling was upset because he felt he was not getting the credit he was due for his contributions (even "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo" had been copyrighted in Walt's name alone). (He did return briefly to perform on the soundtrack of "Three Little Pigs.") Stalling would later say in interviews, though, that Walt seemed to harbor no obvious bitterness toward him for leaving and that the two men had had friendly interaction in later years.years (including just a few years later when he briefly returned to Disney to perform on the soundtrack for "The Three Little Pigs").
14th Jan '16 10:01:36 PM ChrisInMI
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** Leaving shortly after Iwerks was Carl Stalling, who composed and/or arranged the music for early Mickey Mouse shorts (including "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo," hailed as "Mickey's Theme Song") and Silly Symphonies and even provided the Mouse's voice on one occasion. Reportedly Stalling was upset because he felt he was not getting the credit he was due for his contributions (even "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo" had been copyrighted in Walt's name alone). (He did return briefly to perform on the soundtrack of "Three Little Pigs.") Stalling would later say in interviews, though, that Walt seemed to harbor no obvious bitterness toward him for leaving and that the two men had had friendly interaction in later years.
14th Jan '16 9:47:23 PM ChrisInMI
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* CreatorBreakdown: Disney suffered a nervous breakdown in 1931 from the pressure of his studio. He recovered soon. Throughout his career, he would come close to other similar breakdowns that forced to take leave of the studio for a while.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Disney suffered a nervous breakdown in 1931 from the pressure of his studio. studio and of his wife Lillian's recent miscarriage. He recovered soon.after his doctor advised him to take a long vacation, and he and his wife did so - their first real vacation in six years of marriage. Throughout his career, he would come close to other similar breakdowns that forced to take leave of the studio for a while.
9th Jan '16 1:35:02 PM lorgskyegon
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** A possibly apocryphal story alleges that two animators created a cartoon of Mickey and Minnie "consummating their relationship" and played it for Walt at his birthday party. Walt laughed along with everyone else, they praised the animation and asked who did it. When the two came forward, Walt fired them immediately and left the building.
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