History Creator / WaltDisney

15th Jul '17 4:11:41 PM nombretomado
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* NaziProtagonist: During WorldWarII, Disney produced many propaganda films in support of the Allied cause. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJT9XbX4Thg One of these]] was about a German boy named Hans, it was to show how Nazi indoctrination can cause a small child to grow up into a bloodthirsty monster. He also cast Donald Duck as a Nazi in ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'', showing what terrible conditions the Nazi soldiers were forced to work under (exaggerated both for comedic effect and PatrioticFervor), though it turns out to be AllJustADream of the real American Donald Duck.

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* NaziProtagonist: During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Disney produced many propaganda films in support of the Allied cause. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJT9XbX4Thg One of these]] was about a German boy named Hans, it was to show how Nazi indoctrination can cause a small child to grow up into a bloodthirsty monster. He also cast Donald Duck as a Nazi in ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'', showing what terrible conditions the Nazi soldiers were forced to work under (exaggerated both for comedic effect and PatrioticFervor), though it turns out to be AllJustADream of the real American Donald Duck.
8th Jun '17 7:05:35 AM StFan
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** His first ([[RogerRabbitEffect mostly]]) live action film ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' beings with the main characters riding in on a horse and cart. His last live action film ''The Happiest Millionaire'' ends with two of the main characters riding off in a motor car.

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** His first ([[RogerRabbitEffect mostly]]) live action live-action film ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' beings with the main characters riding in on a horse and cart. His last live action live-action film ''The Happiest Millionaire'' ends with two of the main characters riding off in a motor car.
5th Jun '17 3:53:37 PM MHarrington
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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.

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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 children's 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.



* SugarBowl: Disney was a master in creating idyllic fantasy worlds where any child or nostalgic parent would enjoy living. Even if scary or evil stuff happens it is usually defeated or overcome in the end. This gave his work a timeless entertainment value, ideal for forgetting your troubles for a couple of minutes or hours. However, in his theme parks he tried to create these worlds in reality, which crosses into creepy territory for some observers.

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* SugarBowl: Disney was a master in creating idyllic fantasy worlds where any child or nostalgic parent would enjoy living. Even if scary or evil stuff happens it is usually defeated or overcome in the end. This gave his work a timeless entertainment value, ideal for forgetting your troubles for a couple of minutes or hours. However, in his theme parks he tried to create these worlds in reality, which crosses into [[UncannyValley creepy territory territory]] for some observers.
16th May '17 6:44:50 PM nombretomado
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** Defunct studios like Van Beuren, Famous Studios and Terrytoons which didn't last long. Even UbIwerks' studio tried to rival Walt.

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** Defunct studios like Van Beuren, Famous Studios and Terrytoons which didn't last long. Even UbIwerks' Creator/UbIwerks' studio tried to rival Walt.
8th Apr '17 9:40:07 AM Kitchen90
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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 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.

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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 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 Creator/AmericanFilmInstitute's 100 Greatest American Films list, and the only one to be animated.
1st Mar '17 10:39:41 AM MisterGutsy2299
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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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