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Disney, Walter Elias (Walt)

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1966 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Producers

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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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