Disney’s other notable works include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959), One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), The Sword in the Stone (1963), Mary Poppins (1964), The Jungle Book (1967) and The Aristocats (1970).
Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood.
He was the fourth son of Elias Disney—born in the Province of Canada, to Irish parents—and Flora (née Call), an American of German and English descent.
In 1925, he married Lillian Bounds and they had two daughters.
Diane Marie Disney and Sharon Mae Disney.
Herbert, Raymond and Roy; and the couple had a fifth child, Ruth.
Disney began his career as a commercial artist in Kansas City, where he created advertisements for newspapers, magazines, and movie theaters. He then moved to Hollywood in 1923 to pursue a career in animation. In 1928, he introduced Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie, the first synchronized sound cartoon.
Walt Disney passed away before social media became popular.
At the time of his death in 1966, his net worth was estimated at $30 million.