Publicity photo of Walt Disney from the Boy Scouts of America. Disney was given an award by them in 1946 - CC by Boy Scouts of America - Compiled by Egypt Today.
CAIRO – 5 December 2017: Walt Disney was artistic and a creator at heart. In honor of what would have been his 116th birthday, we have gathered some of the greatest quotes by the animation genius.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney
Return address of a business envelope featuring a self-portrait, used by Walt Disney in approximately 1921, on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco - Commons by Walt Disney
Creating artistic, original music and a captivating story, all while paying great attention to detail, was Disney’s recipe for success. Walter Elias Disney was born on Dec 5, 1901, and died on Dec 15, 1966, due to lung cancer. He was a businessman, animator, artist, voice actor and film producer.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney
Walt Disney introduces each of the Seven Dwarfs in a scene from the original 1937 Snow White theatrical trailer - Commons/Screenshot from a public domain movie's trailer
He always loved drawing; at the age of 18, he got his first artistic job as a draftsman at an art studio in Kansas. It is there that he met his future business partner, animator Walter Pfeiffer, and with the help of his brother Roy, Disney opened his first Hollywood studio in 1923.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” - Walt Disney
Walt Disney and his wife departing from Kastrup Airport CPH, Copenhagen by SAS to Vienna - Commons by SAS Scandinavian Airlines/ Images Flysas
Five years later, “Steam Boat Willy” came to life. It was the first time Micky Mouse appeared, and the rest is history. Micky Mouse’s persona had consistency from one appearance to the next. Disney also used him as a tool to introduce sound to cartoons.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Photo Via Flickr by Insomnia Cured Here
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” came to life in 1934 and gained recognition as AFI’s greatest American animated film of all time. In the 1940s, he opened a studio in Burbank, where he created and released a collection of what is now known as classical animation movies, including “Pinocchio”, “Dumbo”, “Fantasia” and “Bambi”. Late in 1950, he released his first action TV special, “Treasure Island”.
“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” - Walt Disney
Walt Disney (left) and Argentine painter Florencio Molina Campos during their meeting in the summer 1941- Commons from Historia Argentina by Diego Abad de Santillán, TEA, Tipográfica Editora Argentina. 1971, Buenos Aires, Argentina
His dream came true on July 17, 1955, when he opened the children’s amusement park “Disney Land”, the most recognized theme park in the world. The opening ceremony was broadcasted on television and viewed by many across the country. Later in the 1950s and 1960s, he took over television with several original weekly shows.
“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney
Walt Disney (dressed as a "gaucho", right) during his visit to Argentina - Commons from Lugares De Mi Pais
“Mary Poppins” (1965) was the first film to introduce a mixture of live action and animation. It gained 13 nominations and won five academy awards.
“All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” - Walt Disney
Walt Disney’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame Photo Via Pixabay by Janeb 13/ CC0
His legacy lives on through his multi-billion dollar Disney Empire, which includes vacation resorts, theme parks, multiple television networks, music labels and of course motion picture studios.
He created many childhood memories for adults today and the children of the future. His creations continue to bring smiles to the faces of many.
“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
Mickey Mouse at Disney world parade. Photo Via Pixabay by Pyromaster/ CC0
“Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.” - Walt Disney
Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse Statue at the top of Main Street USA in The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA Photo Via Flickr/ Travel Junction