Mark Monteyne Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born on

Mark Monteyne Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois. He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world. Disney lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, his family moved to Kansas City, where Disney developed a love for trains.  Later, Disney would work a summer job with the railroad, selling snacks and newspapers to travelers. Disney attend McKinley High School in Chicago, where he took drawing and photography classes and was a contributing cartoonist for the school paper. In 1919, Disney moved to Kansas City to pursue a career as a newspaper artist. Disney began experimenting with a camera, doing hand-drawn animations, and decided to open his own animation business.The inspiration for Mickey Mouse came from an actual pet mouse he kept in his office in Kansas City. As Disney liked to tell it, “Mice gathered in my wastebasket when I worked late at night. One of them was my particular friend.”The Walt Disney Company started in 1923 in the rear of a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty in Los Angeles. It was there that Walt Disney, and his brother Roy, produced a series of short live-action/animated films collectively called the ALICE COMEDIES. The rent was a mere $10 a month.Today, the Walt Disney World Company is contributing to the economy by converting food scraps to electricity and making fresh food in the restaurants. Disney is also the largest taxpayer in Central Florida, making the park a revenue boon for the government. The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is the world’s most popular theme park. In 2014, Disney World received a record 19 million visitors. The company credits “increased guest spending and higher attendance” for its good fortunes, especially at its American parks.. Websites: https://www.biography.com/people/walt-disney-9275533https://shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/d/disney/https://studioservices.go.com/disneystudios/history.htmlhttp://money.cnn.com/2014/08/09/investing/economy-disney-las-vegas/index.html