Walt Disney

Animator Walt Disney Full Name: Walt Disney
Nationality: American

Profession: Animator
Why Famous: Co-founder of Walt Disney Productions

Born: 5th December, 1901
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Died: 15th December, 1966 (aged 65)

Married Life

  • 1925-07-13 Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho

Historical Events in the Life of Walt Disney

  • 1920-01-29 Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week
  • 1922-05-23 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
  • 1926-02-08 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios
  • 1928-07-29 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
  • 1928-11-18 Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse appears in NY in "Steamboat Willie"
  • 1937-12-21 The first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre
  • 1940-02-07 Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premieres (NYC)
  • 1940-11-10 Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.
  • 1940-11-13 Walt Disney's animated film "Fantasia" released
  • 1941-10-23 Walt Disney's animation "Dumbo" released
  • 1950-02-15 Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
  • 1951-07-28 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released
  • 1954-10-27 Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
  • 1955-06-23 Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
  • 1961-01-25 Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
  • 1961-07-25 Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmations", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US
  • 1964-08-29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released
  • 1964-09-14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

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