BC: Fallon Hutzler 12/1/11 2nd hour | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney
FC: "''All dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them''"
1: Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901. | Disney went to McKinley High School and took night classes at Chicago Art Institute. He became the cartoonist of his school newspaper.He dropped out of school at age 16 to join the army. He got rejected because he was too young. He then decided to become a newspaper artist. He drew political caricatures and comic strips. But when no one wanted to hire him, his brother got him a job at a bank creating advertisements for newspapers and magazines.
2: Disney created Mickey Mouse based off a mouse that he had adopted as a pet | Steamboat Willie became an instant success. Mickey soon became the world's most popular cartoon character. | Disney, himself, played was the voice and personality of Mickey Mouse. The first film to feature Mickey was Plane Crazy. After failing to find a distributor for the follow up The Gallopin' Gaucho, Disney created a cartoon with sound titled Steamboat Willie.
3: In 1932, Disney received a special Academy Award for the creation of Mickey Mouse.In 1935 he created supporting characters such as Donald Duck, Pluto, and Goofy. Of all Mickey's partners, Donald Duck became the second most successful cartoon character.
4: Walt was married to Lillian Disney. Their first attempt at having a child, Lillian miscarried.
5: They had their first daughter, Diane Marie, on December 18, 1933. | On December 31, 1936, they adopted Sharon Mae.