"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" ~ Walt Disney
Walter Elias Disney was born in
Disney’s first success came with the creation of Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon that featured Disney as the voice of a character first called "Mortimer Mouse” until he changed it to “Mickey Mouse”. Other successful characters included Donald Duck, Minnie, and Goofy. In 1957, Disney opened
Do you know anyone who has not been touched by a Walt Disney creation? From movies, to education, music, theme parks, and even cruise ships, this man has created an empire of fun and fantasy. I chose Walt Disney as my great leader because he never swayed from his moral values or humble ways. Even though his estimate was worth hundreds of millions of dollars, he continued to mow his own grass, wash his own clothes, and never took for granted his wife or children. His generous contributions to children battling diseases and disabilities go unmatched and his desire to see every child smile was his reason for working.
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