Disney, Walter Elias (Walt)
Died: 1966 AD, at 65 years of age.
US cartoonist, entertainment businessman, and movie producer
created cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck
produced movies "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" 1938, "Fantasia" 1940, "Pinocchio" 1940, "Dumbo" 1941, "Bambi" 1942, "Cinderella" 1950, "Sleeping Beauty" 1959
oversaw construction of Disneyland and Disneyworld theme parks
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- "Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards -- the things we live by and teach our children -- are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings."
- "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- "If you can dream it, you can do it."
- "All of our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them."
- "All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. . . . You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."