Sunday, 25 March 2012

Animator Profile / Walter Disney

 Figure One / Walt

Walter Elias Disney born on December 5th 1901 in Chicago Illinois, Walt was a film producer, screen writer, entertainer and of course an animator.

Walt had a very early interest in art, around the age of seven walt sold drawings to his nieghbours in Marceline Missouri after his family moved there from Chicargo. His passion was divided by drawing and photography, he contributed to his school news paper and did fine arts in the evening to improve on his skills.

In 1918, Disney tried to enlist for the miltary services but was rejected as he was under age, so instead he joined the red cross and drove an ambulance in france for a year.

"Try to imagine a world without Walt Disney. A world without his magic, whimsy, and optimism. " (Brad A)

which makes one think, a world without Disney?, all peoples childhoods whould be a lot less colourful without Walt Disney Magic being there to entertain.

 Figure Two / Mickey

In 1928, Walt Disney created a animated character called Mickey Mouse, Walt's studio won their first academy award in 1937 with Flowers and the trees.

 Figure Three / Snow White Poster

On December 21st 1937, The first full-length animated musical feature, Snow White And The Dwarfs was premiered at the Carthey Theatre in Los Angeles. The film costed 1,499,000 to make during the depression, during the next five years the studio made other full lengths featured film;Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo And Bambi. Some critic's Views of Snow White;

"It is a classic, as important cinematically as The Birth of a Nation or the birth of Mickey Mouse." (Nugent 1938)

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'' was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. (The Russian director Sergei Eisenstein called it the greatest movie ever made.) It remains the jewel in Disney's crown." (Ebert 2001)



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