1 The Mickey Mindset: Looking Back at Walt Disney - 112 Years Later

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Looking Back at Walt Disney - 112 Years Later

Mitchell Stein- 112 years ago today, a brilliant filmmaker, inventor and futurist was born. His name was Walt Disney.

Since that day, Walt has moved on to start his own company, The Walt Disney Studios, created dozens of iconic characters and opened a theme park based on his properties.

We’ve come a long way since Walter Elias Disney was born 112 years ago, but his spirit still lives on in the continuous work of the Walt Disney Company. Films like Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks carries his legacy and shines a light even brighter on the Disney Company.

From Mickey to Muppets and to Marvel and Lucasfilm (etc.) Disney has played a big part in many of our lives. How can we possibly imagine a world without Disney? Walt changed the face of animation and filmmaking and created great new techniques and concepts way ahead of it’s time.

For me personally, Disney has meant a lot. From the films which I owned on VHS, to Walt Disney World and beyond, Disney has played a major role in my life personally.
I grew up watching, and re-watching, (and re-watching) many Disney films including The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and The Tigger Movie. 
The fandom might have really started for me a few years ago when we were travelling to Disney a lot, and as I got more involved in the Disney/Muppet fan world, and it brought me to co-run this incredible new blog celebrating all things Disney, and that’s what we continue to do.

I guess that’s what Disney adds to my life every day, and will probably continue in the future. Happy Birthday Walt! 

Celebrate Walt's Legacy by seeing Saving Mr.Banks which hits select theaters December 13th and nationwide December 20th! Review will be posted shortly. 

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