Walt Disney Facts – 47 Interesting Facts About Walt Disney
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In the period Disney created a series of short films which would be run one after another to reach feature film length.
Things improved in 1950 and Cinderella was released. This was followed by live action films like Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, and Sleeping Beauty. Moore than 100 features were produced by Walt Disney Studios.
Walt Disney was the first to realize the importance of TV as an entertainment medium.
The Zorro and Davy Crockett series were lapped up by kids and so was Mickey Mouse Club which was a variety show and featured teenagers who were dubbed as Mouseketeers.
Another popular Sunday Night Show was Wonderful World of Color which he used very cleverly to promote his new theme park.
His last major work which he produced was Mary Poppins in 1964 and the feature film mixed live action with animation.
The $17 million Disneyland theme Park opened on July 17, 1955 in California.
The activities were supervised by actor Ronald Reagan who went on to become the US President.
The opening of the theme park was not rosy and was marred by distribution of thousands of counterfeit invitations.
However things settled down and the place became famous as a place where kids and elders alike could chill out and have a gala time.