Art Project 4 – Term Paper Example
Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney is known to be the remarkable artist of the 20th century whohas gifted the world with the ever-glowing shine of cartoons and animated movies. He had the vision to see an object on the land and ability to sketch it down on a sheet. He engaged his growing years in getting perfect over fine arts and got himself into the making of short animated stories for local businesses company, Laugh-O-Grams in Kansas City. His career started from ‘The Alice Comedies’ (Brad, pp. 56-60), which was not completed because the company got bankrupt, and thus, he went to Hollywood for the fulfillment of his dreams. There he completed his series and found the most amazing character, ‘Mickey Mouse’ that became the world’s first synchronized sound cartoon released in New York on November 18, 1928 (Brad, pp. 23-25).
In 1937, he released the ‘Old Mill.’ Then in the year 1937, came the ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ that brought immense revenue and fame for Disney. The animated cartoons were developed in his Walt Disney Studios and in the next five years, he made Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi. His production house made a number of other musical animated hits such as ‘The three Callaberos’ and many more. Furthermore, he brought in the Technicolor programming and was the first one in the full color television programming in 1954. In 1961, he started an institute “California Institute of The Arts” (Thomas, pp. 45-49) for the development of the artistic nature in the students. His most acclaimed contribution has been the making of Disney World, the theme park, amusement park, with motels and resorts formed during the period of 1965-1971, which was completed after his demise in 1966 (Thomas, pp. 39-42).
The works of Walt Disney are an exception. Creating an idea into a real visual feature is astounding. The color, the energy, the spirit, and the theme he put up with his work have not been conceived by anyone until now. Mickey mouse is known to every age group and is still watched with excitement. The long nose of Pinocchio is still taught as a lesson to children for if they say a lie, their nose will be like Pinocchio. Walt Disney works bought in the charisma and joy to the theatres, as well as to homes. With the creation of Disney land, the people around the world come there and consider them as a part of the Walt’s life and creations. His innovative ideas have made the world come closer, spreading happiness, and making the world a better and a loving place to live.
Brad A. Walt Disney biography. Thomson Learning, 2000.
Thomas, Bob. Walt Disney: an American Original. Springer, 1999.