Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, and filmmaker who revolutionized the entertainment industry with his innovative approach to storytelling and animation. He was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, to a working-class family. As a young man, he developed an interest in art and began drawing cartoons for his high school newspaper.
After a brief stint in the army during World War I, Disney moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in animation. He co-founded the Disney Brothers Studio in 1923 with his older brother Roy, and the two began producing a series of successful animated shorts, including the popular “Mickey Mouse” series.
Over the next several decades, Disney became one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry, producing a series of groundbreaking films and television shows that continue to captivate audiences around the world. His most famous creations include “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella,” “Fantasia,” and “The Lion King.”
Disney died on December 15, 1966, at the age of 65. Despite his passing, his legacy continues to live on through the Walt Disney Company, which he founded and which has grown into one of the largest and most successful media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. Disney remains one of the most beloved and iconic figures in American culture, and his impact on the entertainment industry is immeasurable.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
The difference in winning and losing is most often…not quitting.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.
We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun together.
Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
It’s not the magic that makes it work, it’s the way we work that makes it magic.
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.
A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.
All the good ideas have already been thought of by someone else. To make them yours, you must go after them with vigor.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work — then try to trump it.”
I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
I do not like to repeat successes; I like to go on to other things.