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“It all started with a mouse…..” ---Walt Disney
BY K.MILINDA 1234108116
Walt Disney‟s Life
•Born in December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois •Moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri, then to Kansas City • He was the fourth son of the family •He would have to work several jobs to maintain the family . Father expected everyone in the family to work He loved to be on the farm. Thought of farm animals as friends His aunt and mom convinced his dad to let them give him paper and colored pencils. At age 14, he began art lessons at Kansas City Art Institute. Drove an ambulance in France during World War I.
Early Animation Career • Pesman. .Rubin Studios hired Walt.OGrams • First cartoon was Alice’s Day at Sea. • Fired from PesmanRubin Studios • Created Laugh.
Unfortunately it went into bankruptcy. • Around 1924. • They struggled to pay for themselves and the employees • Walt Disney continued to persevere and try to look for new ideas in his sketchbook. Roy managed the films. • In 1913 – he and his brother Roy moved to Hollywood to make films. . and this marked the beginning of his animation films. the brothers changed the studio name to “Walt Disney Studio”or the Disney Brothers Studio. While he did the drawings. he started his first company with his friend Ub Iworks – called the Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists.Walt Disney Studio Beginning of His Artistic Career • At age 19. who saved the studio. • Hence…Mickey Mouse.
It also wins and Academy Award. the first color animation is aired. 1932 – Flowers and Trees. • July 30. • Won Oscar for Three Little Pigs • Won Oscar for Der Fuehrer’s Face . • November 18. • He won honorary award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiers.Awards and Accomplishments • Mary Poppins was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. • December 21. 1928 – Steamboat Willie is aired. a Academy Award is presented for it.
His design was kept simple: a series of circles.Animated Films • Mickey Mouse was created in 1928 as a response to the double-dealing of their N. • The first showing of Mickey in Plane Crazy previewed well and Disney was encouraged to make another animation about Mickey. distributor. . Ub Iwerks to animate at a superhuman speed. in order for Disney‟s animator.Y.
But. Mickey was a nationwide sensation. Walt supplied the voices of Minnie and a parrot in the film.. in about three years. Critics were pleased with it and in weeks. Mickey was a national institution. .Animated Films • Steamboat Willie was the first cartoon to use synchronized sound. Eventually. Although it was eventually finished. the recording process (for the sound) was a terrible disaster. Because of this.
1937). It “was the first full-color cartoon ever made” (Charnan Simon). Hollywood insiders called it.Animated Films • Color came to animation on July 30th.488. “Disney‟s Folly” because. Flowers and Trees was released. “no one was sure that Disney could find audiences of adults as well as children who would pay to watch a feature-length cartoon” (Disney Releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. • • . Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater in Hollywood on December 21. Moreover. 1932.000. 1937 and was the first fulllength animated feature. the end cost totaled up to $1.
“and it made more money than any other film in 1938 . Critics praised it superbly and it received an Academy Award from Shirley Temple that consisted of seven small Oscars for the Seven Dwarfs.Animated Films • It was a huge success.$8 million” incredible because of the fact that children paid 10 cents to be admitted in the theater. • .
it did spawn other things.Animated Films • Fantasia in 1940 was Disney‟s attempt to expand the scope of animation. Disney never planned to do a Fantasia II. 1940). However. yet he began working classical melodies into greater and greater roles in "Loony Toons" and "Merrie Melodies" shorts” (Disney's Fantasia Redefines Scope Of Animation. some called it his biggest failure. November 13. co creator of Disney's Silly Symphonies. while others called it a success. He combined classical music with abstract animation and as a result. Because of the critics and the loss of money Fantasia created. had left Disney before the Fantasia project. • . “Carl Stalling.
Nazism to water purification.ACTIVITIES OF WD • In the wake of the class conflicts of the 1930s and the war. His company served as an agent of defense mobilization with the resulting of such cartoon characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. he supported numerous conservative causes hostile to unions. and mass hysteria. • • The studio produced films with subjects ranging from aircraft. . and developed a series of products that reinforced a cultural vision of social harmony. war taxes. who became known around the world. the welfare state. in which Donald Duck dreamed of being in Nazi Germany. malaria prevention. and communism. The most memorable of the latter was Der Fuehrer‟s Face.
Televisions were thought to be a threat for theatres.Advertisement • • • Late 1940s – Disney‟s characters appeared on advertisements and everyday products. Example: he used television programming to promote his successful these parks. I said. „I can use that‟. “Instead of considering television a rival. . but Disney felt it would lead them into theatres instead. when I saw it. His brother would not allow him to build the theme parks so he used television to convince others that it was good to have theme parks. Disney made use of the new technology in the 1950s.” said Disney.
Later Life and Theme Parks • Only Walt and his daughters believed in his theme park idea. • Wanted a place children could play.Disneyland Park • Building park days before opining • One million visitors in seven days .
the theme parks were very successful.• During the 1980‟s. They hired Michael Eisner as chairman. They had to produce films that would appeal to adults and teenager as well to compete against other film companies. He was able to produce not only successful films. and he worked for Paramount Pictures. Miramax Films. Under his leadership. • . but also at less cost. which released the huge hit Splash. (Richardson) The leaders formed Touchstones Pictures. and Hollywood Records. but people were becoming less interested in the types of family films Disney produced. Disney became affiliated with Hollywood Pictures.
Disney is a publicly traded company. and ABCnews. Disney owned all the AMC television programs and many other entertainment media. and this company manages some of the most popular sites such as Disney. ESPN. manage the television stations. Separate (or smaller) Disney companies produce plays for the theatre.• • After 1995.com. and handle the cable networks.Disney. www. in a merger.com.com. Around that time. which means that people throughout the world can buy and sell stock in it. the Walt Disney Internet Group formed.com .
•The company has strong minority hiring practices. and encourages volunteer work.Disney. Disney‟s sponsored program VoluntEARS (Mickey Mouse‟s ears) have served the community with volunteers. It believes that a good citizen protects the environment. and workd with children and young people at risk. They serve the elderly in Southern Cal.Disney‟s Hand to Community •The Walt Disney Company is very critical when it comes to the policy of good citizenship.com • In 1983. help raise money for cancer research and hospitals. actively take part in community programs. sponsor field trips and helpful educational activities. www. . meaning AfricanAmericans and women and any minority groups are hired are equally as important. treats others fairly. They help remodel clubhouses.
and all of the attractions that followed. has transformed the metro Orlando area into the most popular tourist destination in the world. like his original Disneyland constructed in 1955 in Anaheim. had spread to Florida. Tezuka with Walt Disney. On the other side… • Grand Opening of Tokyo Disney theme park By the 1970s vast amusement parks.World Impacts . and the future of technology as we view it” . California. Japan. if one equates Dr. “Astroboy is sort of the "Mickey Mouse" of Japanese animation. The difference is that while Mickey was a character who played different roles seven minutes at a time dependent upon the cartoon. Disney. testifying that the Disney touch appealed to the popular imagination in other nations as well. and France.themeparks! • On one side. Astroboy was about social change in Japan.
Moreover. raising the American flag and signing the national anthem before dedicating the park to „the ideals. “[they] are timeless because they appeal to everyone” . Disney is strongly patriotic. • . “When Disneyland opened in 1955. the dreams and the hard facts which have created America. he led the crowd in reciting the pledge of allegiance.Beliefs and Values • Disney tried and succeeded in appealing to the entire family and because of that.
D. “Citizens of Virginia protested when the company planned to build a historical theme park called Disney‟s America in a rural area 30 miles (48 km) from Washington.Opposition to Disney • The American Family Association (AFA) “organized a boycott of Disney World in June 1997. When Disney sponsored a segment of the television series Ellen (April 1997) which featured a lesbian character coming out on television in a supportive environment. • .C. The organization's Disney boycott was launched in opposition to Disney films that the AFA considered anti-Christian and pornographic. The organization also opposed the Disney employee policy that allowed partner benefits to homosexual employees. … People worried that Disney plans would increase traffic pollution. and noise near their homes. The Walt Disney Company eventually canceled its plans”. the event added fuel to the AFA's campaign against the entertainment giant” (American Family Association (AFA)) this was done together with the Southern Baptists in Texas. Others worried that Disney would not take care to make the park historically accurate.
Critics believe Disney should either stop making clothes in Asia. insist that the factories it uses pay employees a fair wage” .Opposition to Disney • Others accuse Disney of exploiting sweatshops in Asia. or. “Disney hires companies in Asia to make Disney clothing… Many Asian factories pay such low wages that their employees live in poverty-even when they work long hours. . better yet.
) K-E-Y (Why? Because I like you!) M-O-U-S-E! .M-I-C (See ya real soon.
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