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Fun Facts

Walt Disney

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Full name: Walter Elias Disney

Date and place of birth: December 5th 1901 in Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Elias Disney and Flora Call

Spouse: Lilian Bounds - married June 12th 1925

Daughters: Diane Marie and Sharon Mae

Siblings: Herbert, Raymond, Roy and Ruth

Origin of the surname Disney: From the French d'Isigny (from Isigny), a town in Calvados, Normandy, renamed Isigny-sur-Mer in 1924

Childhood jobs: Newspaper delivery boy and sweets salesman

First job: Commercial artist with an advertising company

First animated feature film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Last animated feature film: The Jungle Book (1967)

Bonus fun fact: Walt Disney earned more Oscars (22 competitive awards and 4 honorary awards) and nominations (59) than any other individual in history.


It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

I don't make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures.

I'd rather entertain and hope that people learn, than teach and hope that people are entertained.

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