Marikina, Philippines (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- Fewer visionaries have brought as much fun and enjoyment to the world as Walt Disney, whose vision in life and career building efforts have resulted in countless cartoons and films that have amassed billions of dollars worldwide. In bringing his vision to life, Disney became one of the most influential men in the history of entertainment.
When it comes to building your career, the life of Walt Disney is a great template. Disney followed his heart when he decided to pursue his love of motion pictures and the theater. He studied night courses at the Chicago Art Institute, becoming the cartoonist for the school's newspaper. He came a step closer to bringing his vision to life with his first job at the Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio, where he met another artist, a cartoonist by the name of Ubbe Iwerks, with whom he started an art business.
Disney soon set out to fulfill his career objectives when he pooled his money with his brother to set up a cartoon studio in his uncle's garage. This was the start of the rapid expansion of his career building efforts: a series of shorts - Alice Comedies, based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - became successful. After the Alice shorts ran their course, Disney and Iwerks created a character named Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and then a character named Mortimer Mouse, who eventually was renamed Mickey Mouse. The rest, as they say, is history.
Disney was legendary for enjoying the life he led, and it paid off in a big way. He was a visionary in entertainment and animation: to this day, his career building efforts are legendary. He holds the record for being the only man with most Academy Award nominations (64) and winds (26). Heâs won seven Emmy Awards, and his company grosses more than US$35billion annually, mostly from merchandise and the famous Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, France, Japan and China.
What did Disney do that was so amazing? He centered his vision on entertainment, and enjoying bringing that vision to life.
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