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"I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." This quote was said by the man who started everything, Walter Elias Disney.

Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901 in Chicago. He was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, and animator. Today I’ll commensurate Walt Disney’s achievements throughout his life and how his memory still lives on with us today.

(Transition: Walt Disney was an extraordinary man who has impacted everyone’s lives throughout the years.)

Starting off Walt Disney’s career in the 1920s, he opened his own small company in the Kansas City area and called it, Laugh-O-Gram. His first major series was called Alice Comedies. These silent cartoons were produced from 1924-1927. The company eventually went bankrupt.
(Transition: After his company went bankrupt, Walt then moved to Hollywood to start new)
There he then created Mickey Mouse who is the best known creation of his. Mickey Mouse first appeared in “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928 at the Colony Theater in NY. This was the world’s first synchronized sound cartoon. Walt Disney was originally going to name his masterpiece, Mortimer Mouse. His wife is the one who convinced him to use “Mickey”. According to his brother, Roy Disney, Mickey Mouse was Walt’s alter ego. Disney created many more well-known cartoons such as Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and Daisy Duck.
(Transition: Now that Walt Disney has created these cartoons, he takes the next step in his career)
Walter and his brother Roy were co-founders of Walt Disney Productions;
Walt 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 profits of approximately US $30 billion.
The first full-length animated musical feature, Snow White and the Seven…...

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