Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Walt

Today is Walt Disney's Birthday.  He was born on Dec. 5, 1901 which would have made him 110.  On his birthday I like to take a look at what he has created and what it has become.  Not just the material things as in the movies/tv and the parks, but for the spiritual.  I truly believe that Walt was one in ten billion.  Through his early determination and inspiration in animation and his can-do attitude led to the building of an empire that had one over-all goal, besides feeding the family, and that was to create entertainment that can be enjoyed, understood and then loved by all ages, races, creeds and religions. 

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

"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language."
There were many industrialists and business leaders that it can be argued changed the world.  Walt truly did just that, he changed the world and even made it a bit smaller to all of our benefits.
Happy Birthday Walt!

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