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In 1934, Walt Disney began plans to make a movie. He wanted to create the first full-length animated film. But when people heard about his idea, they said it was a mistake. They thought it would destroy the Disney studio. Even Disney’s brother and wife tried to stop the project.
But Disney continued. He got an art professor to teach his staff. This would raise the quality of their work. The staff worked hard from 1934 to the middle of 1937. And then the studio ran out of money. But Disney did not give up. He showed part of the film to bank leaders. And they lent him money. Finally, the film was released in 1938. It became the most successful film that year. And today Snow White is called “the greatest animated film of all time.”
Walt Disney’s life had simple beginnings. His father was a farmer and also worked for a train company. At a young age, Walt became interested in drawing. He took night classes at the Chicago Institute of Art. He drew for newspapers, magazines, and movie theaters. But Disney’s big success began with the creation of a small character — Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse became famous through the short film Steamboat Willie. And he became the symbol of Disney’s dreams. After Mickey, Walt Disney created many new characters and projects, including Disneyland. As a movie maker, Disney received 59 Academy Award nominations. And he won 26. Today, the Walt Disney Company is one of the largest media companies in the world. But it all started with an impossible dream, some clear-minded courage, and a cute little mouse.