Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.

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All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

If you can dream it you can do it.

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

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.

You may not realize it when it happens but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

Mickey Mouse is to me a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

I do not like to repeat successes I like to go on to other things.

Disneyland is the star everything, else is in the supporting role.

Or 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.

Of all the things I've done the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.

People still think of me as a cartoonist but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract a check or an autograph.

The more you like yourself the less you are like anyone else which makes you unique.

I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life... it's money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.

I started actually to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.

We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.

When you believe in a thing believe in it all the way implicitly and unquestionable.

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me I guess.

I believe in being an innovator.

Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.

I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.

I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business the business of building entertainment.

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.

I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities.

You can't just let nature run wild.

Laughter is America's most important export.

Of all of our inventions for mass communication pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

We keep moving forward opening new doors and doing new things because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

There's nothing funnier than the human animal.

We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

When you're curious you find lots of interesting things to do.

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse it's because he's so human, and that is the secret of his popularity.

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.

A man should never neglect his family for business.

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.

You reach a point where you don't work for money.

You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up anyway.

It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment.

We did it Disneyland in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster - closed and forgotten within the first year.

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.

We allow no geniuses around our Studio.

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.

We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.

Disneyland is a show.

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.

Whenever I go on a ride I'm always thinking of what's wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.