Walt Disney

An American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He received 59 Academy Award nominations, won 26 Oscars and 7 Emmy Awards, holding the record for receiving the most awards and nominations.

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Was Walt Disney a fascist?

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Absolutely not. Read anything about the man which has any real research attached and at worst he was a bad boss at times, under great pressure and disappointed in the world not being as perfect as he hoped he could create for his team (who he occasionally grew to distrust, not for bad reason). He was a truly great man, but a human with insecurities and flaws. He was no great politician and although he may have believed, in a growing world which appeared 'out to get him', in more conservative defensive values, his films were born of his real ability to create great characters and plots all with an undeniable moral undercurrent which at least underpins all (moderate) political opinion, and at most which was hugely liberal in areas such as ideas of sharing, equality, and class prejudice. As mickey mouse became so hugely popular, and yet his perfectionist approach to creating work kept his company very near to bankruptcy he began to be forced by economics to step back from his level of perfectionism and remove himself almost entirely from the film making process. His (sorry 'Disney's') films because mushy and weak, and of no ground-breaking greatness allowing competitors to take over. He despised the pressures of the commercial world, mostly its interference with his ability to bring imagination to life. As a result he began working quietly on another project which he could claim to be 'perfect' creatively, and that was an idea to create a Disney 'world'. His actions and reactions to the world were very antifascist, whilst his spoken language and public figure he created was very conservative. And whilst he brushed shoulders with people who were fans and leaders of many countries and parties, he was certainly never a fascist or a Nazi sympathiser. During the war he turned the Disney company into a production company making pro-american war films to be used as propaganda or educational films to inform the American public about war. As usual, whilst not being political with a capital 'p', he was certainly and absolutely an American, and one of the finest examples of one embodying the American dream in history. Interesting that both Chaplin and Disney were both built up to huge heights and then shot down either during life (chaplin) as a communist, or after death as a Fascist. Conspiracy theory absolutely. In conclusion... Walt Disney could have done some undesirable acts, but was most certainly not a fascist.
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Is Walt Disney cryogenically frozen?

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No, he isn't. That is a myth. The first known instance of someone being cryogenically frozen happened after his death. All current evidence, including Disney's death certificate, indicates that he was cremated. For many years rumors have persisted that Walt Disney was cryongenically frozen. The myth even went so far as to suggest that his frozen body was in perpetual storage beneath the California Disney's theme park ride 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' (See the link below for more information) There is no truth to this rumor, and has been substantiated on numerous times by both family members and Disney archivists. Mr. Disney was cremated on the 17th of December, 1966. His remains were then scattered at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
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Why did Walt Disney lie about his age?

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he lied about his age during World War 1 to join the American Red Cross, he was only 16 at the time of the war
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What did Walt Disney give to the world?

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Walt Disney gave animated movies. HE started it all. He gave entertainment and he gave children a chance to smile. == Just to be fair, Walt Disney did not invent animated movies. In fact, it isn't possible to credit any single person with the original idea. However, Disney did bring animation to an entirely new level: in 1928 he made the first sound movie in animation (a "short" called--and featuring--"Steamboat Willie," later known as Mickey Mouse). And in 1937 he produced the first "full length" animated movie in sound: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (It was full length in the sense that it was not a conventional "short" but was as long as traditional movies.) Watching that movie at the New York City movie palace known then, and now, as Radio City Music Hall was a thrill that every viewer would always remember: the characters were memorable, the songs were stirring, and the wicked witch was terrifying. One feature of Disney's life that is little known is that he was the executive director of fund raising for the John Tracy Clinic, an organization founded by the actor Spencer Tracy, whose son, John, was deaf. The Clinic provided free home-schooling programs and materials for parents of deaf children. Disney volunteered his time and skill to raise the money for that notable service.
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Why did Walt Disney write down the name Kurt Russell before he died?

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I assume Disney wrote down Kurt Russell's name so he can remember it for a particular reason.
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When did Walt Disney World open?

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The Walt Disney World Resort was opened on October 1, 1971. At the opening it only had one theme park, the Magic Kingdom. This was the second Disney theme park to be opened (Disneyland was first). The Walt Disney World Resort also included the Contemporary Resort, Polynesian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and the Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses.
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What is the longest running Walt Disney movie at the box office?

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was first released in 1937 and has been re-released three times since -- most recently in 1993. This means it spent at least some time playing in front of a paying audience for 56 years.
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What is the difference between Walt Disney and Disney movies?

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Walt Disney was one of the founders of the Walt Disney Company. Until his death in 1966, every film released by the company was a Walt Disney film. His name became so synonymous with quality family entertainment that after he died, the company kept the Disney name when promoting their film releases, regardless of who directed or produced the movie.
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What are Walt Disney's grandchildren doing?

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Disney has 13 great grand kids... Walt and Lilly Disney had two daughters. Diane Marie Disney was born on December 18, 1933 and a few years later, the Disney's adopted Sharon Mae Disney, (born December 21, 1934) as their second child. Diane and her husband Ronald William Miller had seven children: Christopher D. Miller, Joanna Miller, Tamara Scheer, Jennifer Miller-Goff, Walter Elias Disney Miller, Ronald Miller, Patrick Miller. Sharon married Robert Borgfeldt Brown on May 10, 1959 and had one daughter: Victoria Brown. Robert Brown died September 14, 1967 and Sharon remarried to William S. Lund and had two children: Brad Lund and Michelle Lund. Lillian Disney's obituary in 1997 states she is survived by ten grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. but does not state names or lineage
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Walt Disney's favorite color?

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Walt Disneys favorite color was either Red or Blue!
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How old was Walt Disney when he died of cancer?

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Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966 (aged 65).
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What happen when Walt Disney got old?

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In October 1966, Disney was scheduled to undergo neck surgery for an old polo injury. On November 2, 1966, during pre-surgery X-rays, doctors at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center across the street from the Disney Studio discovered that Disney had an enormous tumor on his left lung. Five days later, Disney went back to the hospital for surgery for both his neck injury, as well as to have the tumor removed, but within the short time, the tumor had spread to such great extent that the surgical doctors had to remove his entire left lung. The doctors then told Disney that he only had six months to a year to live. After several chemotherapy sessions, Disney and his wife spent a short amount of time in Palm Springs, California on vacation, before returning home. On November 30, 1966, Disney collapsed in his home from a heart attack, but was revived by fire department personnel, and was taken back to the hospital, where he died. on December 15, 1966, at 9:30 a.m., ten days after his 65th birthday. The last thing he reportedly wrote before his death was the name of actor Kurt Russell, but even Russell himself does not know what Disney meant. Disney was cremated on December 17, 1966, and his ashes reside at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Roy O. Disney continued to carry out the Florida project, insisting that the name be changed to Walt Disney World in honor of his brother.
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Was Walt Disney good at school?

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Yes but he had foucus struggles
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Is the movie Walt Disney Christmas on DVD?

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No, Disney hasn't released it yet. Why? Who the heck knows. You can download the entire Movie for like two bucks on Movieberry.com. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!
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What caused Walt Disney's fame?

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he created mickey mouse in 1928 witch made him a huge hit and in 1955 he opened Disneyland theme park.
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Did Walt Disney freeze himself in liquid nitrogen so when he died he could be brought back to life?

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yes, he did Answer: There is a persistent urban legend that Walt Disney had himself (or in some versions - just his head) frozen for reanimation at some unknown point in the future. In some versions the vast cryogenic vault holding the Walt-sicle is located beneath Disneyland. Speculation is due to Disney's interest in animatronic bodies (obviously to house his reanimated brain), his general love and technology, and the privacy of his funeral. One wonders who or what is buries at the cemetery at 1712 S. Glendale Avenue in Glendale Ca.
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Did Walt Disney hate Jews?

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No, Walt did not hate Jews at all. This is a rumor that sprouted from the time that many animators went on strike and made a significant amount of rumors up about Walt to try and secure their new union's deal. Also, during World War 2, the Disney Studios was literally forced by the U.S. military to produce short propaganda films. One of these was called "Da Fuhrer's Face" which showed Donald Duck working as a Nazi. However, it was portrayed as horrible and that the Nazi's were the "bad guys" in this particular film. So no. Walt did not hate Jews. In fact, he trusted and opened up to the Sherman Brothers. They were the resident songwriters at the Studio. They were 2nd generation Russian-Jewish immigrants and Robert Sherman even practiced Judaism while working with Walt at the Studio. Many a time Walt would show his emotions to the Shermans, something he never did to his other employees. Again, Walt had nothing against Jews. It's just a rumor that should be put to rest, as it has no validity whatsoever.
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When and Where was Walt Disney born?

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The amazing Walt Disney founder of Disney Studios was born December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, He is often called the Godfather of Animation for his work in animation and voice acting for Disney. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois The original address was 1249 Tripp Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, in a house designed by Walt's mother and built by his father. The address has since been changed to 2156 N. Tripp Ave.
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How did Walt Disney change the history of motion pictures?

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Here are some of Walt Disney's innovations: 1928- Steamboat Willie was the first cartoon with synchronized sound, also Mickey Mouse's debut. 1932- His Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees was the first color cartoon. 1937- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length cel-animated feature film 1940- Fantasia was the first animated feature to use stereophonic sound.
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Who designs Walt Disney World's costumes?

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All costumes worn at Walt Disney World and the other Disney theme parks are designed by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment.
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What is the email address for Walt Disney pictures?

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You can contact the Walt Disney Company from their Contact Page on their site. To go to the Contact Page, see the Related Link.

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