Job Co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, formerly known as Walt Disney Productions
Years active 1920-1966
Top Roles Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse / The Parrot
Top GenresFamily, Animation, Comedy, Short Films, Adventure, Drama
Top TopicsDisney, Book-Based, Animals
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Shares birthday with Otto Preminger, Nunnally Johnson, Harold Huber  see more..

Walt Disney Overview:

Legendary producer, Walt Disney, was born Walter Elias Disney on Dec 5, 1901 in Chicago, IL. Disney died at the age of 65 on Dec 15, 1966 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Disney was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won four Honorary Oscar Awards in 1931/32, 1938, 1941 and 1941 Walt Disney .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1937Best Music - ScoringSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)N/ANominated
1964Best PictureMary Poppins (1964)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1931/32Special Awardfor the creation of "Mickey Mouse"
1938Special Awardfor Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon
1941Special Award(with William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins and the RCA Manufacturing Company) for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia
1941IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDWalt Disney

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. In addition, Disney was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1968.

BlogHub Articles:

Carroll Clark and Emile Kuri - Setting the Scene for

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 7, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

This edition of our Behind the Screen - The Hidden Masters of the Golden Age of Filmmaking series was going to be a feature on one of my favorite art directors - Carroll Clark. But it is very difficult to praise the work of an art director without giving due praise to the set decorator who, through... Read full article


Marc Davis - Imagineer

By The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 30, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Marc Davis was a veteran animator and storyteller whose career at the Studios spanned over 45 years. He is probably one of the most famous of the "Imagineers" at the studio and justly so, because he contributed greatly to Disney’s animation classics as well as to many of Disneyland... Read full article


Fred MacMurray - The Years

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 7, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

“ I will say the seven pictures I made at the Disney Studio were the pleasantest times I’ve had in the picture business—and I’ve been around quite a while ” This was what Fred MacMurray said during a 1973 television special for ’s Golden Anniversary. ... Read full article


Fred MacMurray - The Years

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 7, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

“ I will say the seven pictures I made at the Disney Studio were the pleasantest times I’ve had in the picture business—and I’ve been around quite a while ” This was what Fred MacMurray said during a 1973 television special for ’s Golden Anniversary. A... Read full article


Fred MacMurray - The Years

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 7, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

“ I will say the seven pictures I made at the Disney Studio were the pleasantest times I’ve had in the picture business—and I’ve been around quite a while ” This was what Fred MacMurray said during a 1973 television special for ’s Golden Anniversary. ... Read full article


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Walt Disney Quotes:

King: Did you kill seven at one blow?
Mickey Mouse: Y-yes, your honor. And how.
King: Well, how?
Mickey Mouse: I was all alone. I heard them coming. I looked up, and I was surronded.
King: Yes?
Mickey Mouse: They were here, there, everywhere! A whole bunch of them! They came at me from the left! From the right! Right! Left! Left! Right!
King: Yes, yes! Go on!
Mickey Mouse: They were coming closer. The fight was on. I swung and missed. I missed and swung. I swung again and again and again! They were right on top of me!
King: And then?
Mickey Mouse: And then, I let 'em have it!


Horace: [as Simon Legree] Bow down to your master! I own your body and soul!
Mickey Mouse: [as Uncle Tom] You may own this body, but my soul belongs to the Lord!


Mickey Mouse: Whoopee! I'll cut him down to my size!


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He was one of the founding members of the right-wing Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals in February 1944, along with Robert Taylor, Adolphe Menjou, Sam Wood, Norman Taurog, Gary Cooper, Clarence Brown and Clark Gable.

Served as a "friendly witness" before the House Committee for Unamerican Activities (HUAC) in 1947.

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