Walt Disney’s Inspiration:
From a young age, Walt was interested in the creative arts and began to get into animation at the age of 19. He started up a business with a fellow animator named Ub Iwerks which soon went bankrupt, but he didn’t let that discourage him. After several successful Mickey Mouse cartoons, his very first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, won an Oscar, and he was already heading the new animated film industry. After Snow White came many more enormously popular children’s films such as Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Peter Pan; his animation company quickly blossomed into the giant movie producer which we know today.
Where did Disney Amusement Parks Begin?
As Walt Disney sat in Tivoli Park in Sweden, watching his young girls playing, he noticed the filth of the park and the many parents standing around, anxiously waiting for their children to be done so that they could go home. From that day on, Walt dreamed of an amusement park where parents could enjoy themselves alongside their kids in a clean, healthy, and fun environment. From this idea, Disney Land was born. Many years later, after he acquired the funds necessary from his successful films, Disney’s dream came true in 1955. Ever since then, millions of people from all over the world have enjoyed Disney’s massively popular movie-based amusement parks which are clean, creative, and fun for every member of the family.
How has the Disney Enterprise Changed over the Years?
It’s no secret that Disney movies and the Disney Parks have transformed into new and amazing things over the years since they first began. In the movies, Disney first broke away from animation and began producing live-action films in 1950, with Treasure Island being its first completely live-action movie. The company continued to create both animated and live-action films until 1995, when Disney made an earth-shattering $26 million dollar deal with Pixar to produce three movie collaborations about toys that come to life (Toy Story’s 1, 2, and 3). After these three films were hugely popular and the first one won an Academy Award, Disney continued with its Pixar collaboration and went on to make several more well-beloved films such as Monsters Inc., The Incredibles, A Bug’s Life, and many more, with two new ones coming out this year titled Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur. Disney has continued to make huge strides in entertaining its fans even after Walt’s death, which have included the development and usage of CGI Animation in several of its films. Frozen, one of the more recent Disney films and by far the most popular, raked in almost 1.3 billion dollars at the box office alone. Disney continues to be a well-loved, insanely popular enterprise that may never stop growing and becoming better.