AS DREAMERS DO – Walt Disney, an adventure started by a mouse

If you can dream it, you can do it

Its specific meaning refers to an image or series of images or to a film that relies on a sequence of illustrations for its animation. A cartoon is a type of illustrated dream, in an unrealistic or semi-realistic style. You are in California, where it is possible to dream. You are in the places of an incredible human story, that of Walt Disney and his creative dream

Today, the hand animation with which he built his company’s success is no longer practiced in the Walt Disney Feature Animation studios. Born in 1901 in Chicago, Walt Disney had a sad childhood, having been abandoned by his mother. At ten, he was selling newspapers on the street, but when he started working in an advertising agency in Kansas City, his love of drawing became a profession. In 1922, he founded a small production company, making seven short fairy tales there. His secret can be summarized in an elementary mix made of curiosity, courage and constancy, but above all trust.

We like to remind you with his famous motto: think, believe, dream and dare. Moving to Hollywood, a few years later he founded both Walt Disney Production, creating in 1928 a cartoon that entered the history of animation: Mickey Mouse. In 1933, a cartoon with a curious title was born: The three little pigs. The following year Donald Duck arrived, but for the birth of the first feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, another three years passed. Pinocchio arrived in 1939 and Fantasia in 1940, Dumbo in 1941 and Bambi in 1942.

In the last years of his life he dedicated founded the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), to which a quarter of his assets were donate upon his death. Walt Disney has been honored with 26 Academy Awards, 3 Golden Globes, an Emmy Award, a David di Donatello and two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For him, there were no summits that could not be climbed, on condition that he knew the secret to making dreams come true.

After the war, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Sleeping Beauty were among his cartoons. In 1961, one of his greatest hits came, 101 Dalmatians. Disneyland was built, Walt Disney in 1966 of lung disease, but his empire survives to this day. The greatest legacy he leaves us is reminding us that fantasy has no age, and that dreams are forever.

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