About the Walt Disney Lesson
This lesson introduces students to Walt Disney.
• To be able to describe the accomplishments of Walt Disney.
• To be able to list some of the main events in Walt Disney?s life.
• To be able to describe the events surrounding the creation of the character of Mickey Mouse.
Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, and he died on December 15, 1966. He was an Academy Award-winning film producer, screenwriter, animator, director, and philanthropist. Along with his brother, Roy O. Disney, he co-founded Walt Disney Productions. Walt Disney became one of the best-known producers of motion pictures in the world.
Walt Disney and his staff created several of the most famous fictional characters in the world. One of these characters was Mickey Mouse. In addition, Disney was nominated for Academy Awards 59 times. He also won 26 Oscars. He holds the record for the individual with the most nominations and awards. In addition to Academy Awards and Oscars, he also won seven Emmy Awards.