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Ub Iwerks: Disney Inspirations

Ub Iwerks is known as an instrumental player in making the Walt Disney Company what it is today, and he was with the company from the beginning. In fact, he and Walt Disney were friends long before there was a Walt Disney Company, being young animators together in the emerging industry. Here is his story.

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Bob Gurr: Disney Inspirations

Bob Gurr is a well-known and my favorite Disney Imagineer. He started his career as an industrial designer out of college, but soon went to work for Disney. His imprint on the company can mainly be seen in the theme parks, where he had a hand in designing many of the rides. Here is Bob’s story, both at his Disney career and beyond it.

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Walt Disney and Television

Walt Disney did not just do movies. He also ventured into television in the 1950’s. His brother Roy thought as early as 1950 that TV would be an excellent medium for the company, and he was correct. Walt’s impact on television was groundbreaking and lasting. Here is the story of Walt Disney and television.

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Walt Disney: Later Years

Walt Disney was a heavy smoker for most of his life, beginning with his time in France in WWI. Because of this, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-60’s, and died from it shortly after turning 65. However, he was far from forgotten. Walt left a mark on the world that continues to this day. Here is the story of Walt Disney and the legacy he left that lives on to this day.

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The Early Life of Walt Disney: His Childhood

Walt Disney is a household name in American culture and entertainment. While he is an American icon, he is known and beloved around the world. His childhood was a tough one, but it helped him to become the man the world knew and loved. Here is what you need to know about the childhood of Walter “Walt” Disney.

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Walt Disney: WWII

WWII was an interesting time for Walt Disney and his company. The war affected the company’s revenues in worldwide box office receipts, and debt was an issue. However, Walt also jumped in to the war effort, using his company to undertake a number of projects for the government. He also became more politically involved. Here is the story.

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Walt Disney: His Animation Career

Walt Disney is probably the best-known animator the world has produced thus far. His cartoon movies are known and beloved far and wide, even those that were made seven to eight decades ago. How did Walt become such a phenomenally successful animator? Here is the story.

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Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse

Arguably the most famous creation of Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse is an iconic cartoon character that is recognized around the world. No one knows why the public found the humble, anthropomorphized mouse so compelling, but his origin is well known. Here is the story of how Mickey Mouse was created.

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Walt Disney: Early Career

Walt Disney is one of the world’s best known and best loved animators. Before he became famous for his work, he was a struggling young artist who discovered animation and became interested in it. Largely self-taught in animation, Walt eventually established the world famous Walt Disney Studios. Here is the story of how he rose to the top.

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Walt Disney: His Early Life

Walt Disney is a well-known American cultural icon, whose movies and theme parks are famous around the world. While his creative genius is respected and his projects are known, not much is ever said about the first influences in his life, which were his parents and siblings. Here are some fun facts about the parents and siblings of Walt Disney.

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