Walt Disney tried to start his own business back in 1922 – then he opened the animation studio Laugh-O-Gram Films in Kansas City. For her, he hired the first workers, including the artist Ab Ab Iverks, whom he met at a previous hired job.
Together they made a series of animated films “Alice’s Comedies” – the main role was a real girl (Virginia Davis), who was placed in a cartoon universe. Laugh-O-Gram Films sold several other Pictorial Films cartoons, but in 1923 the latter went bankrupt and Disney companies stopped receiving orders.
Studio Laugh-O-Gram Films had to close. But Alice’s Comedies weren’t closed: Disney sent out a pilot release to several distributors.
A pilot issue called Alice’s Wonderland (1923). The first episode of Alice’s Comedies, shot by Laugh-O- Continue reading
After the loss of Oswald, Disney had no choice but to come up with a new star for his cartoons. So the famous mouse Mickey Mouse was born (“Mortimer Mouse called him first, but my wife Lillian didn’t like this name, and she offered to name him Mickey. I couldn’t refuse her such a trifle – that’s how Mickey Mouse came into being, which brought worldwide fame to my company, ”Disney recalled.), suspiciously looking like his eldest brother rabbit. Disney himself and the main artist of his studio, Ab Iverks, took part in its creation.
However, the studio could not sell the first two cartoons with the participation of Mickey Mouse: they were dumb, and sound already came to the cinema. Cartoons were created quite quickly for the studios of that time, in addition, we must not forget that the Disney studio was partly artisanal. As soon as sound cinema appeared in 1927, Walt immediately adopted the experience of his fellow cinematographers and began voicing cartoons. The third film of the series (already with sound) was released on November 18, 1928, and this day marked the beginning of the Continue reading
The story of the Walt Disney Company began back in 1901 on December 5, when the fourth of five children, Walter Elias, was born into the family of a carpenter and teacher.
When Walt was 4 years old, the Disney family moved to the small town of Marceline, Missouri. Disney bought a farm there. The family did not have money for pencils and paper, and Walt wanted to draw. He found tar, a stick and painted a house …
In Marceline, many knew Walt. He was distinguished by a cheerful disposition, so his neighbors and just acquaintances loved him very much. One of the neighbors, an elderly veteran, Dr. Sherwood, paid Walt 25 cents for the boy to draw his horse on a piece of paper. Disney later believed that it was the successful portrait of Dr. Sherwood’s mare that prompted him to become an artist.
Walt since childhood showed interest in drawing, and began his first comics at the age of seven. Young Walt participated in the creation of the school newspaper as an artist and photographer, and in the evenings he attended the Academy of Fine Arts. Then he took a course of newspaper cartoonists, where he was taught non-standard thinking, funny violations of familiar logic and laconic manner. Continue reading