American animator and producer (1901–1966)
Walter Elias Disney was an American animator, film producer and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, he holds the record for most Academy Awards earned and nominations by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Disney was the first person to be nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, a record he shares with Alfonso Cuaron and George Clooney.
Walt Disney Quotes
I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
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