MUBI brings you a great new film every day.  Start your 7-day free trial today!
W240

Walt Disney

Producer

“I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with ‘expressing’ myself with obscure creative impressions.”

 

Biography

Walt Disney has become a 20th century icon of Americana. Like many mythic American figures, he had a humble beginning, an ambitious entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for modern technology. Born in Chicago, he enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute at age 14. Toward the end of World War I, when he was 16, Disney volunteered to drive ambulances in France. Upon his return home, he worked for a commercial art studio in Kansas City; there he teamed up with artist Ub Iwerks, who would become his lifelong business partner. Together, they moved to the Kansas City Film Ad Company to make animated commercials; this spawned their first brief business venture, Laugh-O-Grams, which sold satirical cartoons to a local theater. The success of these cartoons inspired Disney to create his own animation studio, where he independently produced such shorts as Puss in Boots (1922) and The Musicians of Bremen (1923). As the cartoons cost more to make than they earned, this first studio was not financially… read more

Films on MUBI

Wall

Displaying 4 of 11 wall posts.
Picture of WhatsUpWill

WhatsUpWill

13Jul12

Add Pluto's Birthday Party!

Picture of Mysterious F.

Mysterious F.

6Dec11

Happy Birthday to one of the greatest artists and entertainers to ever live.

chanandre likes this

Picture of Jack Lineman

Jack Lineman

25Aug11

ADD: Hell's Bells (1929)

Vlad C. likes this

Picture of AKFilmFan

AKFilmFan

19Apr11

A catalogue of classic animation our whole family enjoys!