...1919, an 18 year old left home to find work. He joined an art studio and started creating ads. In 1920 he formed a similar ad company with his friend. It had a bad start. He started working for another Ad company (Kansas City Film). His interest in animation made him start his own animation business.
With his friend Iwerks he joined a popular showman Newman to air their cartoons 'Laugh O Grams'. It was a hit. Follwing this they stated their own studio, which had a short life span due to lack of fund. Along with his brother he started a studio in Hollywood this time. Their new series 'Alice Comedies' was a success. Again 'Oswald the Lucky Rabbit' with Universal Pictures was a big hit. But the Universal Pictures had the rights of Oswald.
He wanted to created a new character to replace Oswald... and Mickey Mouse was born. Flip the Frog , Willie Whopper,Comicolor,Silly Symphonies, Betty Boop, The Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia , Peter Pan, Cinderella and many more started coming in.
He was our very known Walt Disney. Walter Elias Disney was a film producer, animator, director, screen writer, voice actor, entrepreneur... He won 26 Oscars (record- four in one year) & 7 Emmy Awards!! He died of Lung cancer in 1966. His 'The Walt Disney Company' in one of the largest entertainment house in the world today.
Here is something interesting for us all:
How Walt Disney Cartoons were made!