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Walt Disney Day

It always falls on December 1 each year.

This day originated in memory of the legendary Walt Elias Disney and everything related to Disney. He was born on 5 December 1901 in Chicago and died on 15 December 1966 in California. He was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, animator, duber, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He founded Walt Disney Productions and was one of the most famous film producers in the world.

Together with the employees he created Mouse Micky. He lent him his voice and personality. The mouse was originally called Mortimer but Lilian Disney renamed it Mickey Mouse. According to her, the name Mortimer didn't fit him.

In 1935, the series on Micky Mouse was converted from black and white to color film. Then added other characters (Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto). In 1937, Pluto and Donald started their own series. In 1939, the series also went to Goofy.

The next series was created in 1935 and it was Pepek the sailor and at that time became more popular than Mickey Mouse.

Another successful step was the premiere at the Carthay Circle Theater on December 21, 1937, the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This film, which he started producing in 1934, ran out of money in 1937. That's why they took credit and could finish Snow White. The audience applauded at the premiere while standing. Snow White was the first feature film in the United States and Technicolor was used for the first time. The film became the most successful film of the year and earned more than $ 8,000,000. The film was awarded 8 Oscar-winning statuettes.

This was followed by other films (Pinocchio, Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan) and other parts of favorite characters (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy) were created. Other films were made during World War II (eg Dumbo, Bambi and a modified version of Snow White).

The first film made with live actors was in 1950 and was called Treasure Island. Then there were other films (20,000 miles under the sea, shaggy dog, etc.). During Disny's life, films such as Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book, Pooh's Pooh were made. Then there were many more films.

Disney expanded into the amusement park industry in the 1950s and opened Disneylad in 1955.

Disney collapsed at home on November 30, 1966. He was taken to a hospital where on December 15, 1966 he died of a blood circulation failure caused by lung cancer.

Disney is one of the largest brands in the world. Disney owns the popular Star Wars brand and controls some Marvel superheroes.