Walt Disney

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DISNEY, Walt (1901-1966)

Comments: Internationally, the most renowned cartoonist in history, he created the character, ''Mickey Mouse,'' in the late 1920s (first as ''Mortimer Mouse''). During the early 1930s he created his stable of characters that would position Disney Studios as the largest motion cartoon studio in the world. Among his creations were: Mickey Mouse'' (Academy Award); ''Flowers and Trees,'' 1932 (Academy Award), first color cartoon; ''Three Little Pigs,'' 1933 (Academy Award); ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' (prize); First Soviet Cinema Festival, USSR (prize); American Inst. Cinematography (prize); Second Intl. Cinematography Art Exh., Venice, Italy, ''Funny Little Bunnies,'' 1934; Third Intl. Cinematography Art Exh., Venice, ''The Band Concert'' (prize); Festival Intl. de Cinema, Brussels, 1935 (prize); ''Three Orphan Kittens'' (Academy Award); ''The Country Cousin,'' 1937 (Academy Award); ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'' (Academy Award); ''Ferdinand the Bull,'' 1938 (gold).

This biography is drawn from the ''Who Was Who in American Art'' , the reference book on the cultural life in the United States