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Walt Disney Essay, Research Paper

Walt Disney, one of America?s most famous producers of

all time, admired by people of all races and ages, from children to great

grandpas and grandmas, Walt Disney was definitely a popular man. I

really admire him for his productions, his animations, and his

accomplishments. He shows his leadership by the goals in which he set

and achieved. Also by the people he directed and assisted. Walt Disney

is a great example of a leader.

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois.

He left school at the age of sixteen. Later he was educated at art

schools in Chicago and Kansas City. In 1923 he began producing

animated motion pictures in Hollywood in partnership with his brother

Roy O. Disney. Walt?s first cartoon series was ?Oswald the Rabbit.? He

produced it for Universal Studios in 1926. ?Steamboat Willie? was

produced in 1928 by his own company. This was when Disney?s most

popular and enduring cartoon character, Mickey Mouse was

introduced. ?Steamboat Willie? utilized sound for the first time in an

animated cartoon. Many other characters which are popular today

were introduced later. For example, in 1930 Pluto was first seen in the

cartoon ?The Chain Gang.? Then in 1932 Goofy was seen by the public

in ?Mickey?s Revenue.? Donald Duck appeared in 1934 in ?The Wise

Little Hen.? One of Walt?s first awards was given in 1932. Walt won an

honorary Oscar (Academy Award) for his creation of Mickey Mouse.

His first animated feature-length film was produced in 1937. ?Snow

White and the Seven Dwarfs? still remains popular today. In 1939

?The Wizard of Oz? became a Disney Movie Classic. Many Children?s

books have since inspired Disney feature length animated films such as

?The Little Mermaid,? ?Cinderella,? ?Bambi,? ?Beauty and the Beast,?

?Peter Pan,? ?Aladdin,? and many more!

Other than creating and producing animations Disney also has

many other accomplishments. He first opened Anaheim, California?s

Disneyland in July of 1955. $17 million dollars was invested in this

amusement park and it began with 22 attractions. Ten years later, in

1965, the investment was recorded as $48 million dollars with 47

attractions. Disney was soon making comments of starting a ?second

Disneyland.? In 1958 he was already evaluating possible sites for his

?second park.? A year later he decided on Florida. He began sketching

out hotels, lakes, campgrounds, and entrances for visitors and tourists.

Unfortunately the week after the plans for the ?Second Disneyland?

were publicly announced on television, Walt died of lung cancer.

His partner of 40 years, brother Roy O. Disney, carried on with ?Walt

Disney World.? On October 1, 1971 the Magic Kingdom opened at

Walt Disney World. This 27,400 acre park was a fantastic success.

Consisting of The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, water parks,

hotels, race tracks, and golf courses. Disney World is quite a large

place for vacationing.

Over the years, from the 1920?s to the 1990?s Walt Disney has

been a very admired individual. All over the world you will find theme

parks, stores, pictures, souvenirs, shirts, and other items representing

him and his works. His animations and creations have remained very

popular throughout the years.

I would have to say he is my most admired leader because he

reaches out to children with his animations. He makes people and

families happy with his movies and his theme parks set in the ?perfect

and blissful world.? He fulfilled his dreams and his goals by creating

animations and making people cheerful. His leadership skills are shown

by his orchestration of the construction of two world known and

loved theme parks which promote wholesome family morals. He also

used his leadership skills when creating the well known mouse,

?Mickey? and friends. His animations have touched the hearts of many

and still bring all of us a special magic!

Walt Disney was a well known, fantastic leader. He showed the

characteristics of a good leader by his goals, actions, and

accomplishments. Walt Disney is and will always be my admired leader


Walt Disney ?Master of Make Believe?

Copyright by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery


Current Biography

Copyright 1940

The HW Wilson Co

New York

Current Biography

Copyright 1953

The HW Wilson Co

New York

Chronicle of America

Copyright 1993

Jaqes Legrand JL International Publishing




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