Walter Elias Disney
DEATH DATE:December 15, 1966
EDUCATION: Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design, McKinley High School, Chicago Art Institute
PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
PLACE OF DEATH: Burbank, California
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois. He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world. Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon character Mickey Mouse. He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of theme parks Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
I hope we`ll never lose sight of one thing, that it all started by a mouse & the wonderful animator who created him: Mr. Walt Disney.
- Photos: Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse (abcnews.go.com)