December 5 - Happy Birthday Walt Disney!

Happy 110th Birthday Walt Disney! The Walt Disney Corporation (co-founded with brother Roy Disney) is arguable the greatest success story in entertainment history. Even after Walt's death in 1966, the Walt Disney Company has continued to be one of the most powerful and influential organizations on the planet, with annual revenues totaling approx. $35 billion.

Walt Disney got his biggest break in 1937 when Disney Studios released "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Disney ran out of money during production of the movie, and had to show a rough cut of the film to the Bank of America who then granted him with a loan to finish the movie. With all of his eggs seemingly in the Snow White basket, Disney hit a home run as the film was a huge hit and led Disney Studios into their "Golden Age of Animation".

During the 1950's, Disney took his empire beyond the big screen with Disneyland opening its doors in 1955. As we all know, Disneyland would go on to become a huge success and a top travel destination for people from all over the world.

After the death of Walt Disney, the Disney company has maintained it’s dominant status in the animation world, continueing to produce several iconic films including "Beauty and the Beast", "Lion King", "Aladdin", and the computer animated "Toy Story".


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