Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he was co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had an annual revenue of approximately US$36 billion in the 2010 financial year. Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. The year after his December 15, 1966 death from lung cancer in Burbank, California, construction began on Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. His brother Roy Disney inaugurated the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. Abhi Sharma Page 185 The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. What ever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do. There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it. Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. Laughter is America's most important export. If you can dream it, you can do it. Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. Nothing is impossible. Abhi Sharma Page 186 You'll be a poorer person all your life if you don't know some of the great stories and great poems. Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right. A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face. A man should never neglect his family for business. Adults are only kids grown up. The difference in winning & losing is most often, not quitting. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. I never called my work an 'art' It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment. The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true. We allow no geniuses around our Studio. You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public. Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money. There's nothing funnier than the human animal. A good story can take you on a fantastic journey