Walt Disney History

Walter Elias Disney Born: Walter Elias Disney
December 5, 1901(1901-12-05)
Chicago, Illinois
Died: December 15, 1966 (aged 65) Burbank, California
Occupation: Film producer, Co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, formerly known as Walt Disney Productions
Spouse: Lillian Bounds(1925-97)

Walt Disney established a foundation called “The Walt Disney Company” on the date of October, 1923. Walt Disney Company established with the help of his brothers Walt and Roy.

Then come to history of Walt Disney, Walt Disney born on December 5th, 1901 and dead on December 15th, 1966. Walt Disney was a multiple academy awards winner of the America. Walt Disney wins the American awards for producer, director, screenplay, voice actor, and animator. After establishing the Walt Disney production, Disney became a famous motion picture producer. Today Walt Disney company annual income is around 35 billion American dollars. Walt Disney has a good knowledge in production as well as an innovator in animation and the theme park designing. Walt Disney created a number of imaginary characters with the help of his staff. Those characters are alter ego, Mickey mouse.

In his life, Disney received fifty nine academic awards nominations and won twenty six Oscars. Walt Disney won the awards four in one year it is the record. Take individual awards in academic and Oscar awards he only won highest awards it is also record. And also Walt Disney won the awards of Emmy awards. On his name some theme parks are constructed in US, Japan, France, and China with the name of Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort.


Walt Disney parents are Elias Disney (father) and Flora Call Disney. Walt Disney father is Irish Canadian and Walt Disney mother is German American. Walt Disney family had move from Gowran, county kikenny in Ireland.  

Walt Disney father moved from Huron country to the United States in the year of 1878, he searched first for gold in California but he worked for Union pacific railroad and married Flora Call on January 1st, 1888in Florida. In the year of 1906, when Disney was four years old his family moved to a farm in Marceline, Missouri. Walt Disney develops his loved one drawing while in Marceline.
 Walt Disney moved to Kansan city in the year of 1911. There Walt and his sister Ruth attended the Benton grammar school. In that school he met Walter Pfeiffer; he has knowledge about the theatre things.

Teenage Years:

Walt Disney began his study in McKinley high school and began take night courses at the Chicago art institutions for the drawing. Then Walt Disney became a famous cartoonist in his school and school newspaper. Walt Disney cartoons were loyal, concentrating on world war-one.  At the age of sixteen Walt Disney stopped the studies and joined in the army. But the army people rejected him because he was under age. After this rejection, Walt Disney and his friend decide to join in Red Cross and joined. After joining Walt Disney was sent to France for a year where he drove an ambulance.

In 1919, Walt Disney search the work outside the Chicago, Walt Disney left the home and moved to Kansas city and began his artist career. At Persmen-Rubbin, Walt Disney  created and drawing the ads for newspapers, magazines, and movie theatres. At that time Walt Disney met a cartoonist name as Ubbe lwerks.

In the year 1920 January, Walt Disney and his friend lwerks establish a company called “lwerks-Disney commercial artists”.  After establishing lwerks left the company temporally to earn the money at Kansas City film Ad Company. Walt Disney got the interest in the animation field, and decided to become an animator. After learning the course Walt Disney establishes a business on animation. Then recruited the employees for Kansas City film Ad Company. This company first employee is Fred Harman. Both are deal with a local theater owner. Those developed the cartoon “laugh O grams’.

Laugh O gram Studio:

This cartoon is very popular in the Kansas City area. With this success Disney take his own studio and recruit huge amount of employees of animators. Butemployee salaries are high so he didn’t get the profit and the company become in the debt. Then he establishes a studio in the movie industry capital city, Hollywood, California.


Walt Disney first children was daughter her name Diane Marie Disney. She had born on December 18th, 1933. After some years, Walt Disney adopted Sharon Mae Disney born in December 21st, 1934 as their second child.

Planning Disneyland:

On a business trip to Chicago in the year of Chicago, Walt Disney drew sketches of his ideas for an amusement park. After that Walt Disney got an idea for a children park after visiting children’s fairyland in Oakland, California. This is located in south of the studio. Walt Disney idea was become Disneyland.

Walt Disney Death:

Walt Disney was dead in the year of 1966 because he suffered with lung cancer. Walt Disney was a habit of chain smoking so he died with lung cancer.


  • 1932: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Flowers and Trees (1932)
  • 1932: Honorary Award for: creation of Mickey Mouse.
  • 1934: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Three Little Pigs (1933)
  • 1935: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: The Tortoise and the Hare (1934)
  • 1936: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Three Orphan Kittens (1935)
  • 1937: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: The Country Cousin (1936)
  • 1938: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: The Old Mill (1937)
  • 1939: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
  • 1938: Honorary Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938)
  • 1940: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Ugly Duckling(1939)
  • 1941: Honorary Award for: Fantasia (1941), shared with: William E. Garity and J.N.A. Hawkins.
  • 1942: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Lend a Paw (1941)
  • 1943: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)
  • 1949: Best Short Subject, Two-reel for: Seal Island (1948)
  • 1949: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
  • 1951: Best Short Subject, Two-reel for: Beaver Valley (1950)
  • 1952: Best Short Subject, Two-reel for: Nature's Half Acre (1951)
  • 1953: Best Short Subject, Two-reel for: Water Birds (1952)
  • 1954: Best Documentary, Features for: The Living Desert (1953)
  • 1954: Best Documentary, Short Subjects for: The Alaskan Eskimo (1953)
  • 1954: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (1953)
  • 1954: Best Short Subject, Two-reel for: Bear Country (1953)
  • 1955: Best Documentary, Features for: The Vanishing Prairie (1954)
  • 1956: Best Documentary, Short Subjects for: Men Against the Arctic
  • 1959: Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects for: Grand Canyon
  • 1969: Best Short Subject, Cartoons for: Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day