Walt Disney

Mostly Credited As: Walt Disney
Sometimes Credited As: Retlaw Elias Yensid
Retlaw Yensid

Birth Name: Walter Elias Disney
Date Of Birth: December 05, 1901 (Age 65)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Date Of Death: December 15, 1966
Cause Of Death: Cardiac arrest/lung cancer (Los Angeles, CA)
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois, to his father Elias Disney, and mother Flora Call Disney. Walt was one of five children, four boys and a girl. As a child Walt often drew pictures and sold them to neighbors so he could go to the towns "picture show". Even at a young age Walt Disney had a deep love and passion for nature and animals which was later expressed in the critically acclaimed movie Bambi. After going to France working for the Red Cross Walt started a small company entitled Laugh-O-Grams, which eventually fell bankrupt. With his suitcase, and twenty dollars, Walt headed to Hollywood to start anew. After the success of the live and animated world in "Allice Comedies" Walt married one of his first employees, Lillian Bounds, in Lewiston, Idaho. Later he had a two daughters Diane and Sharon. In 1932 Walt produced the first colored cartoon, Flowers and Trees won numerous awards. 5 years later he released The Old Mill, the first short subject to utilize the multi-plane camera technique. On December, 21, 1937 Snow White was released grossing $1,499,000 during the depths of the Depression. Such stars such as Shirley Temple showed up for that event in which the first animated movie aired. Walt Disney Studios completed other full-length animated classics such as Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi. In 1955 Walt Disney opened Disney Land as a family friendly paradise. In 1966 Walt Disney died of lung cancer after the loss of his left long.

Although Walt Disney's untimely happened 40 years ago, his memory lives on with the Disney name.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Disneyland (1954)As: Host
Episode Cast Credits 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Look Magazine Award Winners 10x15: (Dec/30/1956) As Himself 
  The Life Story of Walt Disney 06x22: (Feb/08/1953) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 28th Annual Academy Awards 04x01: (Mar/21/1956) As Winner: Best Documentary Short (for 'Men Against the Arctic') 
  The 28th Annual Academy Awards 04x01: (Mar/21/1956) As Winner: Best Documentary Short (for 'Men Against the Arctic') 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Winner: Best Documentary Feature (for 'The Vanishing Prairie') 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Winner: Best Animated Short Film / Best Documentary Feature / Best Documentary Short / Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 8th Annual Emmy Awards 08x01: (Mar/17/1956) As Winner: Best Producer for a Film Series (for 'Disneyland') 
  The 8th Annual Emmy Awards 08x01: (Mar/17/1956) As Winner: Best Producer for a Film Series (for 'Disneyland') 

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) 
  Edgar Bergen 05x36: (Aug/07/1955) As Himself 
  Edgar Bergen 05x36: (Aug/07/1955) As Himself 

Spouse, Lillian, died. [16 December 1997]

Death caused by circulatory failure due to complications from lung cancer

As a teenager, Walt Disney was a member of the Order of DeMolay, a youth organization affiliated with Free Masons.

Holds the record of winning the most Academy Awards (32).

Identified as the founder of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in film clips shown in the queue area of Rocket Rods (formerly, the CircleVision 360 Theater) at Disneyland

Became interested in personalizing animals' characters after carelessly killing a small owl as a young boy. He felt deeply remorseful and guilty and vowed never again to kill a living creature.

Active anti-communist who testified in from of the House Un-American Activities committee about Communist activity in Hollywood.

Disney's death spawned two rumors that have become urban legends. The first is that he had his body cryogenically frozen. The second held that he was buried somewhere on the grounds of Disneyland. Both rumors have been found to be untrue. Actually, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

Walt Disney Quotes
Walt Disney: It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney: Somehow I can't believe there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy and the greatest of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.

Walt Disney: The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney: You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Walt Disney: I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.

Walt Disney: Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Walt Disney: The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.

Walt Disney: You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.