Walt Disney – One Of The Greatest Entertainers Of The Twentieth Century

Walt Disney was born in Illinois in 5th of December 1901 to Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney. When he was young, he used to draw pictures and sell them to people. During his school days, he used to draw cartoons for the school paper. He used to take courses at the Chicago Art Institute at night. Later he joined the Red Cross and then he went to France for one year for driving an ambulance. After one year, when he returned from France, he went to Kansas City  for a career as an artist in a newspaper. Later, he got employed at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio.

Walt Disney
Walt Disney

When he was twenty two years old, he suffered a great loss when one of his cartoon series flopped. He had limited cash when he decided to move to Los Angeles in search of a job. In the year 1926, when he made a cartoon character known as Oswald the Rabbit and was making an effort for getting better price with his distributor Universal Studios, then he suffered a setback when he came to know that they had attained proprietary rights of the Oswald character and had hired the services of his artists. Also, when he tried to promote Mickey Mouse then the owners of the MGM studios were doubtful of its success. The distributors were reluctant to distribute “The Three Little Pigs” which came in the year 1933 as it contained only limited characters. At that time it was believed that more the number of characters, better are the chances of the film to succeed. But later this movie proved all crtics wrong and was a hit. He had high expectations from “Pollyanna” but it flopped at the box office.

But Walt did not lose hope and continued working hard and was finally successful. These words by Malcolm X  best fits Walt Disney, “If you have no critics you will likely have no success.”