Walt Disney, one of Americas most famous producers of all time, admired by people of all races and ages, from children to great grandpas and grandmas, Walt Disney was definitely a popular man. I really admire him for his productions, his animations, and his accomplishments. He shows his leadership by the goals in which he set and achieved. Also by the people he directed and assisted. Walt Disney is a great example of a leader. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois.

He left school at the age of sixteen. Later he was educated at art schools in Chicago and Kansas City. In 1923 he began producing animated motion pictures in Hollywood in partnership with his brother Roy O. Disney. Walts first cartoon series was Oswald the Rabbit. He produced it for Universal Studios in 1926.

Steamboat Willie was produced in 1928 by his own company. This was when Disneys most popular and enduring cartoon character, Mickey Mouse was introduced. Steamboat Willie utilized sound for the first time in an animated cartoon. Many other characters which are popular today were introduced later. For example, in 1930 Pluto was first seen in the cartoon The Chain Gang. Then in 1932 Goofy was seen by the public in Mickeys Revenue.

Donald Duck appeared in 1934 in The Wise Little Hen. One of Walts first awards was given in 1932. Walt won an honorary Oscar (Academy Award) for his creation of Mickey Mouse. His first animated feature-length film was produced in 1937.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs still remains popular today. In 1939 The Wizard of Oz became a Disney Movie Classic. Many Childrens books have since inspired Disney feature length animated films such as The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Aladdin, and many more Other than creating and producing animations Disney also has many other accomplishments. He first opened Anaheim, California's Disneyland in July of 1955. $17 million dollars was invested in this amusement park and it began with 22 attractions. Ten years later, in 1965, the investment was recorded as $48 million dollars with 47 attractions.

Disney was soon making comments of starting a second Disneyland. In 1958 he was already evaluating possible sites for his second park. A year later he decided on Florida. He began sketching out hotels, lakes, campgrounds, and entrances for visitors and tourists. Unfortunately the week after the plans for the Second Disneyland were publicly announced on television, Walt died of lung cancer. His partner of 40 years, brother Roy O.

Disney, carried on with Walt Disney World. On October 1, 1971 the Magic Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World. This 27, 400 acre park was a fantastic success. Consisting of The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, water parks, hotels, race tracks, and golf courses. Disney World is quite a large place for vacationing. Over the years, from the 1920 s to the 1990 s Walt Disney has been a very admired individual.

All over the world you will find theme parks, stores, pictures, souvenirs, shirts, and other items representing him and his works. His animations and creations have remained very popular throughout the years. I would have to say he is my most admired leader because he reaches out to children with his animations. He makes people and families happy with his movies and his theme parks set in the perfect and blissful world. He fulfilled his dreams and his goals by creating animations and making people cheerful. His leadership skills are shown by his orchestration of the construction of two world known and loved theme parks which promote wholesome family morals.

He also used his leadership skills when creating the well known mouse, Mickey and friends. His animations have touched the hearts of many and still bring all of us a special magic! Walt Disney was a well known, fantastic leader. He showed the characteristics of a good leader by his goals, actions, and accomplishments. Walt Disney is and will always be my admired leader 596 Walt Disney Master of Make Believe Copyright by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery USA Current Biography Copyright 1940 The HW Wilson Co New York Current Biography Copyright 1953 The HW Wilson Co New York Chronicle of America Copyright 1993 James Legrand JL International Publishing MS Internet web Disney through the Decades Internet earth. vol. com/~micknmin//disney.

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