It is very rare that an individual comes along that not only changes the world but the lives of those he is in touch with. Even rarer is that many of the lives touched by those individuals are changed as well. Walt Disney had that effect on the world and the people he knew. He is one of the biggest names on the planet and lived the life you expect.
With very few controversies surrounding the man, and the ones that exist are a product of his time, Walt was known for his big heart as much as for his big ideas. Those ideas were unfathomable when he brought them to the table, but they now seem to be an inevitable part of our world.
Now that his company has grown to staggering heights with the acquisition of the Marvel and Star Wars universes you would expect that it would veer off the path that Walt set in place almost a century ago. But that isn’t the case. Walt’s company has stayed true to his visions and as they adapted to a world that even Walt couldn’t imagine – they have not strayed from his path.
It almost feels as if Walt walks among us today. His company is generally well respected with very minor issues popping up from time to time. It isn’t just a good PR campaign that keeps Disney in the hearts of young and old alike, it is the true belief that there is some sort of magic out there and all we have to do is capture it. The facts on the following slides tell the story of Walt and his world. Don’t go in looking for drama as there is very little, instead, you will feel just a bit closer to the man that likely created a big part of your childhood memories.