Walt Disney Company, An Entrepreneur Essay

930 Words Sep 20th, 2015 4 Pages
HISTORY The infamous “Walt Disney Company” was founded by an entrepreneur by the name of Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923. Mr. Disney worked alongside his brother Roy Disney, in a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty in Los Angeles, California. In that very office is where Walt Disney and his brother Roy, created several short-live interactive animated films named the Alice Comedies. Rent for the small office space was priced at $10 a month. They occupied that space only for 4 months, until they could afford to purchase a larger facility next door. This facility was named “Disney Brothers Studios.” Then is where the company took flight. Over the past 14 years they created popular characters we know today as Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse was one of the first characters that were created. It was the year 1928, when Mickey Mouse was born. By the year 1932, the Walt Disney Company won it’s first Academy Award for Best Cartoon, for the Silly Symphony. In 1934, the Disney Company created its first animated motion picture called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This film was an instant worldwide success grossing the highest amount of revenue of its time. Other films of the 1940s were the Three Little Pigs, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and Pinocchio. 1950 was a big year for the company in that it’s first Disney Christmas show was performed along with popular cartoon films Lady and the Tramp and Sleeping Beauty. In 1954, a mini-series called…

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