Happy Birthday Walt Disney!


[B]Born Walter Elias Disney
December 5, 1901
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[/B]

[I]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. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the twentieth century. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy O. Disney) of Walt Disney Productions, Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation he co-founded, now known as The Walt Disney Company, today has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $35 billion.

Disney is particularly noted for being a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created a number of the world’s most famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse. He received fifty-nine Academy Award nominations and won twenty-six Oscars, including a record four in one year,[2] giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual. He also won seven Emmy Awards. He is the namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, Japan, France, and China.

Disney died of lung cancer on December 15, 1966, a few years prior to the opening of his Walt Disney World Resort dream project in Florida.[/I]


I think after I donate blood today that I will drink a few beers in his honor! :pirate:


What a difference one man can make…Happy Birthday Mr. Disney.


Oh my word, I never knew he was from Chicago! Happy birthday Mr. Disney, and thank you so much for making my life a happier place in sharing a part of your life’s work.


i was pretty bummed that not on CM mentioned it today. a few people in line were talking about having the same birthday as him. you would think they would have done something special…


Where would we all be without the dreams of this man. He said it started with a mouse, I say it started with a young man with a dream and a fantastic imagination.

Happy Birthday Uncle Walt.


Happy birthday Walt. Thanks for creating such a wonderful place for familys to go and enjoy a few days in the sun, with our friends from the movies. We’ll be there in a week, and i to will toast Mr. disney. As my daughter says to the man who started it all.